Conversations with Hilary: Eoin Harrington, Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

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What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Nothing is jumping out at me so I guess I’m still waiting for it to happen.

Do you have a prized possession?
The theme for a Halloween bash back in Ireland in 1995 was 70’s disco (at that point an era still pretty fresh being only two decades old). Lacking a “costume,” my friend donated his father’s brown leather jacket that was about 30 years old. I still cherish it to this day.

What do you love about yourself? What do you think others love about you?
1. Hilary! Don’t you know I’m Irish. We’re not allowed to give ourselves compliments.
2. When I stop talking.

If you could be anything other than what you currently are, what would it be?
I would like to be a professional hurler. Hurling is actually an ancient Irish sport that is 3,000 years old. I played up to the age of 17 or so, and had a short stint playing for the underage Dublin team. I love the game.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Kiss Kate (my girlfriend).

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Dinner at Sushi Ran in Sausalito.

What do you like most about what you do for a career?
I get to help the careers of incredible musicians at a time when making a living just playing music is a difficult thing to do.

What were you passionate about when you were a kid up until today?
When I was…
Four – Music
Eight – Music / hurling / Our family farm in Cork
15 – Music / applied math.. would you believe?/ Farm in Cork
18 – Cancer and a cure / Music / My family (5000 miles away)
25 –  Finding a cure for Cancer at Genentech / Still Music
33 – Starting my own business
36 – Launching the careers of incredible musicians
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What are you passionate about now?
Striving to make a real, credible difference in the world – I have not figure that out, yet, but will not stop trying.

What’s your number one most played song on your iPod/iPhone?
Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

If you were a cocktail or drink, what would it be?
An Old Fashion

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
A Guitar
A handy knife
Every episode of 24 (with the necessary equipment, please)

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Pop into the Oval Office and see what really goes on.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Saint Patrick…I am curious what he thinks about how we celebrate his memory.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
Is This Thing On?

Do you have any regrets?
Not writing my bucket list, yet.

Define Freedom.
The ability to be with the people you love and pursue the dreams that drive you. If you get to do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life.

What are your personal core values?
Be respectful, fair, honest and give 110% of yourself 150% of the time.

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