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PopLives #84: Bronagh Gallagher

Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Wed, Dec 31, 2014, 17:43


Bronagh Gallagher is a singer and actress.

What are you reading?
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Last film you saw and your verdict?
Kubrick’s Space Odessy in the cinema. Love it.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
Lucius in Whelans. Blew my mind and everyone elses. Adore that band..

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Agnes Burnell show by Cois Ceim. What a brilliant piece of work. I love David Bolger, I think he’s a very talented man and the dancers are brilliant

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
Pat Scott’s Retrospective at the Visual Art Gallery in Carlow. Staggering to see his life’s work in one place. Exquisite man. What an artist.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
I love National Geographic.

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Oh don’t know what this means??

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
Ralph McClean BBC Radio Ulster. He knows good music.

Give us a tip for 2015…
Make sure your doing want you want In life… This is it.. It’s not a dress rehearsal!

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Old soul and blues singers… Johnny guitar Watsons Gangster of Love… Barbara Lynn’s you’ll lose a good thing… James brown… And soul train!

What song should we listen to right now?
Marvin Gaye ‘Let’s Get It On’.
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
I only recently got a TV so I’m really behind on all the great shows that have been made. I love ‘How the Universe is Made’, I watched that online.

Which app do you use the most?
Most recently a new guitar tuner and I like viber and twitter

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
I wouldn’t have a clue how to play a video game… I’d like an old table type asteroid game though

What is your favourite club night of all time?
Gaz’s Rockin Blues in Soho, London. Best reggae / rock n roll Djs I’ve ever heard…

What was the last country you visited and what were you doing there?
Tuscany Italy. I was DJing at my friends wedding.

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
Radio City in New York or the Royal Albert Hall, London. Both incredibly beautiful buildings and always such a treat to see shows there. I love the sound in both.

And finally, what’s you New Years Resolution?
To have the best year ever.

Bronagh Gallagher will be participating in Trailblaze – Resolution on January 1st at Christchurch Cathedral, along with Joan Freeman (Pieta House) | Dylan Tighe (Theatre Maker, Musician) | Caroline McGuigan (Suicide or Survive) | Sean Ó Tarpaigh (Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Theatre Practitioner) | Niamh Gunn (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of The Well) | Bronagh Gallagher (Singer, Actress) | Dr. Loren Duffy (Biocognitive Psychologist) | Joe Caslin (Artist, Our Nations Sons, Teacher) and more.

Ticket are €15 and available here.

Previously on PopLives: Martin SharryZoe Ni RiordainEvan WebberCaitriona Ni MhurchuKris NelsonEleanor TiernanPhilip ConnaughtonTanya TagaqRichie EganAlison SpittleRex RyanCharlene LydonAvril StanleyMary NallyColm Mac Con IomaireAnna RodgersTara FlynnJohn ButlerDon WycherleyMaserRubberbanditsJames WolfSinead GleesonOlwen FouéréLe GalaxieCian O’BrienCian Ó CiobhainKatie HollyElaine MaiAisling FarinellaBrendan CantyMelanie MorrisTaylor MacTemper-Mental MissElayenousFez Fa’ananaChris JudgeXnthonyDavid MullaneJo ManganDerek O’ConnorBeardymanLynnette MoranRob DelaneyJulie ChanceConor O’BrienNial ConlanWallis BirdAdrian CrowleyTegan QuinEllie MacnamaraSteve RyanMumblin Deaf RoRick O’SheaGrace DyasMark O’HalloranAmy ConroyLouise McSharryMaeve HigginsRay YeatesNialler9Jeanie FinlayKevin BarryBrigie De CourcyJohn ScottWillie WhiteNiall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.