'Getting To Know...'

Derek Ellard, singer-songwriter

Derek Ellard.

Derek Ellard.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Not being asked difficult existential questions.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

The women of Mesopotamia who invented beer.

Which living person do you most admire?

Richard Dawkins.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Zero self control.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Thom Yorke.

What is your favourite journey?

Finishing a song in one day.

On what occasion do you lie?

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Which living person do you most despise?

Any science denier.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My muse (my flame, my wife ).

When and where were you happiest?

11 years ago I moved to Galway, since then.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to draw.

What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Deciding on a career path and going for it

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

No comment.

What is your most treasured possession?

My hard drive and back up.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


What is your favourite occupation?

Can I say musician? If not, definitely chef.

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Who are your favourite writers?

The Coen brothers, José González, and Bill Bryson.

What is your motto?

Don’t live your life by one statement.

Derek is a Tipperary born songwriter and musician now residing in Galway. His new single, 'Heavy Metals' is available on all the usual platforms. See www.derekellardmusic.com


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