Either Beatlebone by Kevin Barry, or Distress Signal by Catherine Ryan Howard.
A Date For Mady Mary.
Brian Crotty’s exhibition, ‘Eggs Again’, at MART in Dublin.
I mostly use YouTube.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Joe Brown. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, but was best-known for playing the ukelele in the 1950s and ’60s.
I remember somebody gave me a tape of The Doors, when I was about nine. I was probably a bit young for them, but I found them really fascinating and a bit frightening.
Stevie Wonder, in Dublin, in 2010. It was a surprise present from a friend, and he was superb. You never know if we’ll even get a chance to see him again.
I’ve recently got Netflix, so I’m catching up on a lot of things, like Peaky Blinders, and documentaries.
I listen to a lot of Newstalk when I’m in the car. Also, I’m living in Dublin at the moment, but when I get back to Cork, I listen to a lot of stuff like Neil Prendeville [Red FM], and Oldies and Irish [96fm].
: Samantha Morton; Ulrich Mühe, the German actor from The Lives Of Others; and Gary Oldman — I’ve been watching a lot of his earlier stuff.
Paul Newman told me I shouldn’t name-drop! Seriously, though, I got to work with Ken Loach on The Wind That Shakes The Barley, and found him to be a really impressive person, and so modest. Fiona Shaw is another person that stands out — she has so much charisma.
A pair of Timberland boots that I used for walking in south-east Asia.
Any of the suicide-awareness or mental-health charities — it really is a major issue.
Homework off and a half-day on Friday! And I’d bring in the type of six-hour working day that they have in Norway.