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Saturday, 3 February 2018



The Pivot Questionnaire comprises 10 questions. I have seen it used on the television show Inside The Actor's Studio, presented by James Lipton. Apparently Proust was the original inspiration. The modern questions originated on a French TV show called Bouillon de Culture, hosted by Bernard Pivot. I have expanded the questions to 12.
(For the time being, this idea is restricted to Northern Ireland's creative artists in any field, literature, music, broadcasting, etc. If you are one and are interested in taking part as well as promoting your work, please get in touch via

This post’s special guest is Mairead Healy who is a classical/crossover soprano from Co. Down, Northern Ireland. She is a beautiful singer with a wide range of wonderful songs in her repertoire. As I write this, I note that shortly she is off to California to perform at several events with David Curry. Here's a selection of links to Mairead and her music.

My blog:

Twitter: @SingerMairead


1. What is your favourite word? Family

2. What is your least favourite word?

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Positive attitude

4. What turns you off? Negativity

5. What is your favourite song? Fix You by Coldplay

6. What is your favourite film? It’s A Wonderful Life

7. What is your favourite curse word? Oh, I’m too much of a lady to tell you that :)

8. What sound or noise do you love? Laughter

9. What sound or noise do you hate? My alarm clock. I do love my beauty sleep

10. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Like to try radio/TV presenter

11. What profession would you not like to do? Hate to be a firefighter. Scared of heights and small spaces. Plus, I’m married to one and he looks way better in the uniform than I would :)

12. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome Mrs Healy. Your suite is ready for you.”

Mairead Healy, thank you for your dozen answers to a dozen questions

Previous posts:
Singer/songwriter Mandy Bingham – 17 January 2018
Poet Colin Dardis – 18 January 2018
Writer & Independent Researcher Anne-Marie Quigg – 19 January 2018
Broadcaster Gerry Kelly - 20 January 2018
Writer George Larmour – 22 January 2018
Journalist/writer Geoff Hill – 23 January 2018
Singer/Songwriter Janet Henry - 24 January 2018
Broadcaster Lynette Fay - 25 January 2018
Actor Michael Smiley – 26 January 2018
Singer/songwriter Paddy Nash – 27 January 2018
Singer/songwriter Edelle McMahon – 29 January 2018
Broadcaster Kathy Clugston – 30 January 2018
Singer/songwriter Brigid O’Neill – 31 January 2018
Singer/songwriter Stephen Dunwoody – 1 February 2018
Writer Colin Breen – 2 February 2018

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