MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY
Singer and actress
Last book you read?
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving.
At the moment, Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk, because it inspired my new album Mutter.
The Wizard of Oz.
Favourite radio show, or presenter?
Favourite piece of music?
The Pearl, by Harold Budd and Brian Eno, and The Great Destroyer, by Low.
Favourite country to visit?
Favourite TV show?
Cyane Kingston's paté (which I can't eat at the moment unfortunately, because I'm pregnant).
Not drinking at the moment - see above - so any wine sounds good.
Biggest influence in your professional life?
Biggest cultural annoyance?
Rudeness, and supermarket trolleys that won't go straight.
What is your cultural blindspot?
Proust (the door is just not open).
'Mutter', the new album from Maria Doyle Kennedy, is released next Friday. She will play the following dates around Ireland: May 25, The Half Moon, Cork; May 26, McGarrigles, Sligo; May 30, De Barras, Clonakilty; May 31, Dolan's Upstairs, Limerick; June 8, Whelans, Dublin; June 15, the Roisin Dubh, Galway; June 3, McHughs, Drogheda.