Kathleen MacMahon: I was no fan of Celine Dion, now I’m singing her praises

We all have our dislikes or pet hates that we think are life-long and permanent, so it can be alarming when what was once your poison is now your passion

Celine Dion: to see your lifelong musical distastes crumbling is distinctly alarming. Picture: Getty

It’s all Ryan Tubridy’s fault. Ryan played a Celine Dion song on his programme some time ago, and it had an alarming effect on me. I am not a Celine Dion person – among the few certainties in my life, I would have thought this one was unassailable. That’s why I was so surprised to find myself possessed by this one particular song. Walking into town later that morning, I downloaded and listened to it ...