“I eat a lot of raw garlic and make my own natural antibiotic”
CORK singer Laura McNamara, better known by her stage name Lyra, had big plans for New Years Eve, but Covid left them out in the cold.
âI was supposed to sing on stage at Dublin Castle to a sold-out audience,â she says. âNow I am no longer and I am emptied. “
The Bandon native admits she cried when she found out the New Years’ Countdown concert had been canceled.
âI couldn’t wait to get back on stage. It has been far too long.
âI just want the music industry to get back on its feet. It’s one shot after another.
Looking ahead to the coming year, Lyra says she wants to shoot as much as possible in 2022.
âIt’s on tour that I really come to life and that’s an important part of the music for me. It’s the people who stream, buy my music and buy tickets to my shows that make me who I am today and they deserve to be entertained and know how much they mean to me at my shows.
I’m in good shape. I could be better but I’m happy and healthy so that’s all that really matters at the end of the day. At this time of year, I indulge in eating sweets and meeting up with my friends for mulled wine – that’s what Christmas is for.
I eat a lot of raw garlic and make my own homemade natural antibiotic. I believe you start from the inside out with your health and a healthy gut is a healthy body. My dad introduced me to apple cider vinegar years ago before it became a health staple.
Ice cream. I can’t get enough. Even on frosty days I go for ice cream, there’s never a day that ice cream doesn’t make me feel better.
Over thinking. I’m always thinking about how I can improve my music or my performance and it can get me scribbling in my notebook until the early hours of the morning. I think of some of my best song ideas or concepts in bed and I have to get up, find my phone, and make a voice recording for me to remember in the morning.
Listening to spa music has always helped me relax and I can play it anywhere which helps. It gives me time to think of nothing and let my mind rest.
Katie Taylor is a heroine. His passion and dedication to his sport has always blown me away. And Roy Keane.
Tom Ford Black. Itâs powerful. Summer would be ChloÃ© as she is so feminine, light and fresh.
Yesterday while watching a video of my niece and nephew. When I’m away I miss them so much.
Rudeness. You don’t have to be rude to anyone. Everything can be said with kindness no matter what you say. Trolling is a huge thing these days and it’s awful. People always tell me ‘this is what you sign up for in your industry’ and I disagree. I never signed up for being bullied or abused online and no one should ever experience this. I’m human like everyone else and just because I’m in the spotlight sometimes, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel hurt by people’s words or actions against me.
My lack of self-esteem. I can be very hard on myself in all aspects of my life – my looks, my weight, my songs, my voice and so on and I can really put myself down rather than accepting who I am, what I am and what. where i am in life. I can always do better but I need to have a more positive attitude about how I can improve rather than giving myself deconstructive reviews.
Yes. When I am, I feel lost, alone or scared. Also, when I take off and land on a plane.
My nieces and nephews – seven month old twins and a two year old. They are so pure and innocent that it really makes me understand what life is about and how important it is to cherish those you love.
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.