Q: Is there particular song that reminds you of childhood memories and family time?

A: Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree. We used to put an ashtray in the middle of the living floor and dance around it. Christmas was the most exciting and memorable time for me as a child… and I still love it just as much now!

Q: Which songs take you back to your teenage years?

A: Love Inc.- Superstar and Blow my Whistle are from the early teenage years going to the High School Discos. But the true nostalgia kicks in when I hear all the old trance music that my brother and I (and sometimes the columnist himself Mr. Sean Paul Curry!) would have on driving to the Matrix or Godskitchen. Tracks such as Megamind-Taub; Mauro Picotto- Iguana or Raining Again by Steve Angello and Moby.

Glowsticks and roadtrips. It was awesome having a brother who didn’t drink!

Q: What music gets you through tough times?

A: My favourite album is Come Away With Me by Norah Jones. I like bluesy music.

I also adore Clair de Lune by Debussy and anything by Ludovico Einaudi. I really appreciate relaxing music when things get tough. My current addiction on Spotify is Dermot Kennedy. Any of these with some essential oils burning and my Himalayan salt lamp shining….times don’t seem tough anymore.

Q: What type of music would best describe your first love?

A: Alicia Keys- Fallin’.

Q: If you could choose a band to play on the soundtrack of your life who would it be?

A: Probably the Lumineers or another folksy band. Lots of variation of instruments, soulful voices but thigh slapping energy. They would be able to encapsulate all the highs and lows and everything in between.

Q: If you could play a song to give you confidence what song would it be?

Bob Marley- Three Little Birds. ‘Don’t worry about a thing, everything little thing is gona be alright’. I lived in Sri Lanka for four months in 2014 and Bob Marley was played everywhere which was just incredible. Totally added another dimension to my time there especially whilst on the south coast.

Q: What song brings back happy memories and why?

A: This is such a tough question! The immediate ones that spring to mind are all the anthems we played over and over again in University e.g. Gnarls Barkley- Crazy; Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere; Embrace- Ashes; The Killers- All These Things That I’ve Done; DJ Elite- That Fuct Camera. I could go on! Those three years in University of Liverpool were permeated with music and gigs and clubs. It was delightful!

Q: If you could choose three songs to listen to for the rest of your life what would they be and why?

A: Norah Jones- Come Away With Me. It just feels like an elixir for me. It has the same profound effect on me every time I listen to it. Green Velvet- Laserbeams- I love the beat and I have special memories of me and a dear friend who is no longer with us dancing to it. Baz Luhrmann- Everybody’s Free (Sunscreen)- because we all need reminding not to take life so seriously at times.

Q: What song reminds you of your one true passion?

Coldplay- Paradise.

My biggest passion is probably running and when I did my first marathon in 2010, at mile seven this song came on and I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement and possibly fear and exhaustion that I started to cry. And I couldn’t stop. But I was smiling and crying. There is a fabulous feeling of community in the running world and it gets me every time.

Q: What song reminds you of the one place you love to visit?

I have lived away from home for over 13 years now so the one place I love to visit most is home; Enniskillen.

Music is always on in our house but currently, having a beautiful new little nephew who is fascinated with ‘Alexa’- the song we listen to most is “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by the Baha Men. His little face each and every time melts my heart…and this counteracts how irritating the song actually is!