Howya? – Celavied Mai

We’re having the chats with some familiar faces around town. This time up it’s Celavied Mai, Galway-based rapper, vocalist, and properly sound lady!

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Celavied Mai, I’m a rapper from Galway. I make rap, hip-hop, electro music. It’s like a mixture of house music with hip-hop!

Where are your go-to breakfast spots?

I love Biteclub and I obviously love Spanish Arch for sight-seeing. I go to Starbucks a lot – probably way too much! Jungle Cafe as well, I’m telling you now it’s one of the best lattes in Galway hands down!

Favourite spot for a drink in town?

I actually don’t drink any more! I would have the odd few glasses of wine but I mostly stopped because I’m getting into fitness so I just see it as a waste of calories when I could just eat something else. With work, we have so many staff parties they’re always like, “hey! Gin and tonics!” and I’m like “hey! I’m going to bed!”. I am still forced to go out though so we go to DNA the odd few times and Seven do amazing cocktails. And McGettigan’s I will say, I had a cocktail there! Fantastic!

Favourite spot to get away from it all?

It would be Silver Strand and Barna Woods. Those are the places I can escape from it all, city wise.

What is your favourite time of year in Galway?

My favourite time is summer – definitely. There are so many arts festivals that go on and there are a lot of random things that go on, even food festivals and stuff like that I really love. There are so many tourists as well. To be honest it is what it is – whenever it’s sunny, that is all!

Galway’s best kept secret?

I’ll have to go with Secret Garden, I love that place – it’s just gorgeous!

Celavied Mai will be providing support for Jafaris in the Róisín Dubh on May 4 and performs regularly in venues around Galway. Check out her cyber self on Instagram, Spotify and Soundcloud at @celaviedmai

Words by: Sarah Gill
Photos by: Boyd Challenger

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