FOCUS ON: Lisa McHugh

Lisa McHugh

Lisa McHugh

Born and raised in the countryside of Glasgow, Lisa moved to Ireland in 2010 to pursue her dream of becoming a county music sensation. Since then, Lisa has gained thousands of fans, and won many awards including ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement on the World Stage’ 2012. Lisa’s new album Country has shot straight into number three on the Irish Charts.

 What is your greatest strength?
My determination to succeed and do the best I can in everything I feel would be my greatest strength.


What is your greatest weakness?
 Being unable to say the word “no” to anyone. I never want to disappoint anyone, ever and that’s why I always want to do everything for everyone.

How would you like to be remembered?
As a fun person who loved her music and her life

What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I fell backwards on to a drum kit during a gig a few years ago. It was humiliating! But hilarious now!

How do you like to relax?
I like to go out of the country if I can to the sunshine because when I am at home at all I can never fully relax. I always feel like I should be doing something.

What is your biggest regret?
 I’m not sure I have any?

What was the happiest day of your life?
When I got to perform on the grand ole Opry in Nashville in 2012. It was an experience I will treasure forever.

What period of time would you like to have been born in ?
I’m happy with the period I was born in, a lot has changed in that time and a lot is continuing to change and I think it’s pretty cool to watch that happen.


Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Cancun in Mexico or Nashville…

Which person (apart from your family members ) has had the most influence on your life?
  Probably Dolly Parton or Philomena Begley both of them were a huge inspiration to me growing up and I just loved going to watch Philomena whenever we were on holiday here and she really showed me that if you work hard and really want something it’s not impossible. And here I am today…

What is your favourite book/film?
Favourite film is Sister Act and my favourite book would be “Beyoncé ” I read this only a few months ago and I learnt so much from it. She is one incredible woman!

What makes you angry?
Laziness and people just expecting things to be handed to them on a plate!

Describe yourself in four words?
Determined, stubborn, independent and caring

Who would be your ideal dinner party guests?
   Taylor swift, Bruno Mars, Dolly Parton and Simon cowell. Each of them have so many admirable things about them and I’d just love the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with them over dinner to hear each of their life stories in detail. And maybe even a song or two after that!

What do you miss most about Fermanagh when you are away?
  I miss just the general kind atmosphere that’s always here. People are so welcoming and genuinely caring I don’t think I’ve been in a place quite like it to be honest.

What is your least appealing habit?
 I tend to be a closed book. I’m so used to being careful about what I say or who I mix with in public that It takes a lot for me to actually open up anymore to friends or family. I tend to bottle up all of my feelings or any worries I may have which drives my family and friends mad haha but I’m trying to work on it!

What would you do if you won the Lottery?
Pay off all of my family and friends mortgages, take all of them on a holiday of a lifetime and donate the majority of it to charity.

If you could swap lives with someone, who would you choose and why?
  That’s a tricky question? I really don’t know if I’d swap with anyone?

The world is about to end, how would you spend your last week on earth?
  Trying to see as many of the people I loved as possible!

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