Proust Questionnaire

Johnny McEvoy folk-singer/songwriter

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

To be with my entire family especially at Christmas.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Michael Collins.

Which living person do you most admire?

Brian O’Driscoll.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My occasional lack of patience.

What is your greatest extravagance?

A new Audi car I bought years ago.

What is your favourite journey?

Any historical journey.

On what occasion do you lie?

Only in an extreme circumstance.

Which living person do you most despise?

George W Bush.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Odette, my wife of 38 years.

When and where were you happiest?

Recently with the addition to my family of two darling grandchildren.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be a more prolific songwriter.

What is your current state of mind?

Thank God a sense of contentment with my life.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Surviving in this business for 45 years

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

I would to come back as a person who would help to achieve total peace in this world.

What is your most treasured possession?

My acoustic guitar which I have for 25 years.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Depression at its worst.

What is your favourite occupation?

Entertaining people.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Honesty and courtesy.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Honesty, integrity, and inner beauty.

Who are your favourite writers?

Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan.

What is your motto?

To do my best in life.

Johnny McEvoy’s ‘An Evening Of Nostalgia With...’ concert takes place in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday January 28. Tickets are available on 091 - 569777.

Kernan Andrews



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