Majella Brady

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This week’s Friday’s Child is Derry woman Majella Brady. One of Ireland’s top female vocalists of the 1960’s Derry’s own Majella is returning to the city for her first Derry performance in almost 40years. Majella now living in Edinburgh, has travelled the world since leaving her native city, and has performed in countless major cities. She will be on stage in the Millennium Forum at the special Variety Concert on Sunday, September 14.

How would describe yourself?



Happy content and living life to the full!!!

Happiest childhood memory?

Going up the Bolies on a Sunday afternoon for a picnic with the Holmes´s from our Street.

What was your first job?

Leinster’s Factory

Favourite Book?

Shadow The Sheepdog by Enid Blyton. It started me on my great love of reading

Favourite Film?

The Robe. I first saw it in Derry in the Palace Picture House

Favourite television programme?

Taggart. I was also lucky enough to appear in three episodes

Favourite expression?

A smile costs nothing.

Favourite method of relaxing?

A Facial and Pedicure

Favourite holiday destination?

Los Boliches in the Costa Del Sol

Who would you most like to meet?

Leonard Cohen. I love his music and poetry.

What makes you happy?

A good nights craic when I come to Derry we always have a great “Cousins night Out”

What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

My first pair of nylon stocking falling round my ankles at the Long Tower Chapel. My garters nipped. I was affronted. I was only 14

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Spending last Christmas in intensive care after contracting ‘Stevens Johnson Syndrome’.

I thought I was headed for that Grand Ole Opry in the sky.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Singing for Princess Grace and Prince Ranier.

How would you like to be remembered?

As someone who gave a damn.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

My family and friends would have a ball.

If you could be granted one wish in life what would you ask for?

I’m a great believer in (be careful what you wish for) so no comment Think I´ve watched too many episodes of “The Twilight Zone”

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

If I see any long faces at my funeral I’ll never speak to them again.