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Eadaoin Walsh, Artistic Director Rigout Productions

BEST STAGE SHOW YOU'VE EVER SEEN?

Pat Kinevane's Forgotten at the Theatre Royal, Waterford. Physically impressive, Pat transported himself and the audience from one character to another almost seamlessly with gorgeous use of Japanese Kabuki throughout. I had tears running down my face at one point. Before I got a chance to try to hide them, I was in hysterics.

LAST BOOK YOU READ AND LOVED?

Dónal Ryan's The Spinning Heart. My mother gave it to me, and I knew by the look in her eyes that I was going to love it. You feel each individuals' struggle and pain within a fractured Ireland.

FAVOURITE FILM?

Stand By Me and Léon are both brilliant. I used to borrow a VHS tape of Stand By Me from my friend Peter Everett when I was a kid. I borrowed it so often I wore out the tape! As for Léon, Eric Serra's soundtrack is absolutely unreal. The film itself is excellent with a fantastic cast. Jean Reno has a perfect stillness and balance between ferocious, then gentle, almost loving, and Gary Oldman is such a great nutbag.

LAST FILM YOU SAW AND LOVED?

I often irritate many of my friends with my complete ignorance of film. I watched Aliens for the first time a few months ago and loved it. The artwork is incredible.

LAST FILM YOU SAW AND HATED?

I recently revisited Annie Hall. Diane Keaton just drove me around the bend. I'm sure it's probably on some people's list of classic films but it was certainly not for me.

BEST CONCERT/GIG?

Soulwax Nite Versions at Electric Picnic a few years ago. I completely lost the run of myself! It was driving, uplifting and one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had.

FAVOURITE BAND?

Planxty. The range of instruments, technique and style is so exciting and their voices are golden.

CULTURAL BLINDSPOT?

I don't understand the music industry anymore. I don't want to listen to the music played on radio and the likes of X-Factor and all that rubbish are so cruel. I don't get why people like it.

Eadaoin is producer of Lackendarra Jim: A Hermit of the Comeraghs, which will be staged in the mountains with an eight-piece orchestra as part of the second Comeraghs Wild Festival, September 18-21.

See www.comeraghswild.com

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