Name Geraldine Maguire

Age 61

Location Trillick

Profession Surveyor.

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

A: Carrickfergus by the Dubliners. It was performed at parties at home on the farm, in the 60s, by Arthur Kearny who was accompanied by Arty McGlynn, a guitarist who collaborates with a lot of high profile musicians. On New Years Eve the big kitchen table would be removed, the friends and neighbours gathered in and there would be singing and dancing until the early morning. I still have an old tape and play it. It's wonderful to hear all the songs and laughter of people now in their final resting place. Fabulous times.

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

A: My teenage years are now so long ago. I was introduced to the Beatles, The Stones and The Searchers, but the songs that remind me of teenage years are Candi Staton's 'Young Hearts Run Free' and Bad Company's 'Feel Like Making Love'. I remember also Smokie's 'Oh Carol', a jaunty tune I remember from my days at Queen's. It was during the Troubles and always lifted me and made me dance.

Q: What music gets you through tough times?

A: During tough times I will listen to music with a message. Johnny Cash - Man In Black. Today I would listen to American country artists and Tom T Hall, known as The Story Teller, is a favourite. His song 'Coming Home' is so full of pathos and should remind us never to forget family and friends no matter how busy we are. Also a song called Dancing In The Sky just allows the tears to flow.

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

A: My first love... I don’t believe my memory is that good. School days I suppose at Loreto Convent in Omagh. Three schools formed an Historical Society and we put on a show of old time music and song. We all thought we had met the love of our lives during rehearsals so I would have to say 'Daisy Daisy Give Me Your Answer Do'. It was an old musical hall ditty and we had a great time.

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

A: The band for the soundtrack of my life has to be Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising is my favourite song of all time. The sound on that album is so powerful and without the amount of technical enhancement we get today.

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

A: I don’t believe there is a song which would provide me with confidence but if I have to name one it would be Andrea Bocelli's Ave Maria. To reach those notes and is simply amazing and always takes me to a better place.

Q: What song brings back happy memories and why?

A: The song which elicits happy memories would be 'The Holy Ground' by The Dubliners. Belting out 'Fine Girl Ye Are' in a sing song was always fun and brings back memories of happier times with family and friends.

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

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising as it just makes me want to dance and not care who is watching

Johnny Cas with Man In Black as it reminds me of how much we have to learn about love and respect for each other.

Darie Farrell's 'The Creggan White Hare' as it reminds me of struggles and how we can escape them if we have faith.

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

A: I enjoy reading and a little amateur photography. It would not be a song but 'The Blue Danube' by transports me. I just close my eyes and dream.

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

A: The Cliffs of Moher is a favourite place so I suppose it would have to be 'The Cliffs of Dooneen' by Christy Moore. After my son died I went there to take photographs and sitting on the edge of the cliffs watching the sun go down and listening to the Guillemots and the waves against the shore made me feel so very close to my son. Ethereal beauty and a wonderful place.