Proust Questionnaire Carla Merrigan SINGER-SONGWRITER

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Finishing performing a song and hearing the crowd applaud.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

I did choose Elvis in my English Junior Cert exam.

Which living person do you most admire?

My parents. They are my biggest fans.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I am my own worst critic.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Investing in my music career, but worth every penny.

What is your favourite journey?

Heading to Kinvara to visit my relations most weekends growing up.

On what occasion do you lie?

Lie? Me? Never?

Which living person do you most despise?

That’d be telling.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Music, it is such a huge part of me.

When and where were you happiest?

First family trip abroad to Cyprus in 1993.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to design and make clothes like my mother.

What is your current state of mind?

A little fuzzy after hearing I need glasses, the slippery slope to old age has started.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Recording and releasing my first album In Too Deep.

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

A delicious red velvet or chocolate would be sweet, look good and enjoyed by all.

What is your most treasured possession?

My brand new semi acoustic guitar.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

If someone told me I would never sing again, I would never truly be happy.

What is your favourite occupation?

Singing, with baking coming in at a close second.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Honesty...a good sense of humour and good looks wouldn't go astray either.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Easy going and friendly.

Who are your favourite writers?

Books: Louis Bagshaw. Music: Amy Lee from the band Evanescence.

What is your motto?

What is meant for you won’t pass you by.

Carla Merrigan is a Galway based singer-songwriter. Check out her debut album In Too Deep.

Kernan Andrews



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