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Last Updated: Friday, 1 June 2007, 08:07 GMT 09:07 UK
What is on Gerry Adams' iPod?
Johnny Caldwell
BBC News website

Gerry Adams
Mr Adams' iPod playlist includes Andrea Bocelli and Christy Moore
Sinn Fein President and now apparent music fan Gerry Adams has been talking about what's on his iPod.

In addition to revealing his eclectic taste, Mr Adams also told Hot Press magazine that he doesn't own a credit card.

Speaking about what he listens to on the now ubiquitous mobile electronic device, he said: "I have everything on it (his iPod) to tell you the truth.

"Everything from Dylan to Andrea Bocelli, to the Four Tenors, to some light classical, to Ry Cooder, to Bruce Springsteen, Frances Black, Christy Moore, Mary Black, U2 - a whole range of stuff."

Mr Adams was also asked if he was able to upload songs onto his iPod himself?

"I haven't been able to do it myself. I got a guy to, no, I tell a lie, I downloaded a lot of my CD collection onto my computer, and then I put it onto the iPod," he said.

I get one of my friends that does have a credit card to do it for me
Gerry Adams

"I have not been able to change it since, so my first sort of batch of 600 songs has remained static."

Although getting to grips with technology, musically speaking, the same can't be said about Mr Adams and electronic banking.

He said: "I don't have a credit card, so I have a few times downloaded on iTunes to go to buy a CD but then run into this difficulty.

"But now what I do is, I get one of my friends that does have a credit card to do it for me."

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