AofA People: Ann Docherty – DJ

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Ann Docherty, 65, is a DJ from Sheffield. She heard about AoA on Woman’s Hour and filled in our Q & A. Perfect. She says she’d rather be listening to music or designing a new dress than bothering with FaceMuck…

What is your name?

 Ann Docherty

How old are you?


Where do you live?


What do you do? 

 Officially retired but still DJ’ing.

Tell us what it’s like to be your age?

If you ignore all the bits wearing out it’s brill.

What do you have now that you didn’t have at 25?


What about sex?

 Could do with some occasionally.

And relationships?

Sacked it off last year after he threw a timmy tantrum. Can’t be bothered with that.

How free do you feel?

Every day might be an adventure.

What are you proud of? 

My children natch & playing tunes all round the world.

What keeps you inspired?

 There’s always something new to listen to.

When are you happiest?

Laughing with family & friends, bouncing off the walls when a new track rocks my head out, or when a crowd are lovin’ the tunes.

And where does your creativity go?

I like to think I’m sharing it with the people on the dance floor.

What’s your philosophy of living?

 I’m laying down a bassline.

And dying?

 Join me for my last party.

Are you still dreaming?

 Always of the dream gig I’d like to put on with my fave artists & DJs.

What was a recent outrageous action of yours?

I suspect last Saturday after playing Tramlines. After the gig I went to the 24/7 Turkish supermarket & did some shopping, jumped in a cab, got myself home & promptly fell into a large bunch of lavender outside my flat.

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