On November 21st,Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse returns for its fourth instalment.

Hosted by MayKay, it will feature a legendary line-up including The Streets, Mahalia, FIZZ, The Bonny Men, Morgana and spoken word artist Dagogo Hart.  

The show will also be available to stream live online via Othervoices.ie

To mark the occasion, we caught up with Morgana - one half of acclaimed duo Saint Sister - who is currently touring her solo project.

1. What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
Joni Mitchell, The Shangri-Las, Sinead O’Connor. 

2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
This is what you do (I’m sorry! five words! but it’s the one thing I repeat to myself before I walk on, especially if I’m nervous).

3. How do you wind down after a gig?
A few minutes of nothing and nobody and a few sips of wine, and then if it’s a big gig I’m off to find my family who are nearly always in the crowd and full of excitement.

4. What’s the one song (by another artist) you wish you’d written or recorded first?
‘Big Dreams’ by Rachael Lavelle. It’s just out but I’ve been lucky enough to have heard it live over the years. It’s just perfect and when her name comes up in conversation I start to quote the whole song because each line is as brilliant as the one before. I came for the comedy, I left for the bus…..

5. What is your pet peeve?
Men who don’t ask questions.

6. Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Crushing - Julia Jacklin, The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath, School Of Rock.

7. Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
My sister would do a good job playing me, she would probably do a good job directing it too.

8. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Chinese food every time.

9. Describe your perfect day off.
A morning watching ‘Married At First Sight’ eating the frozen croissants you can get from Aldi, a game of tennis, an afternoon read by the fire with a very fancy cocktail in hand, a sauna and a Chinese takeaway. 

10. Tell us, in one sentence, why we should come to your next gig (whenever it may be.)
You should come to my next gig because I’ve been planning the launch of this project for a year and I’ve really put my heart and soul into it and drafted in a lot of my talented friends to make it a very special few months. 

BONUS QUESTION: Recommend a podcast and tell us why we should subscribe to it.  
I listen to Catch Up with Louise McSharry religiously. It’s a lovely mix of news, entertainment and thoughtful discussions. Mostly she’s very comforting to listen to with all the absolutely horrendous things going on in the world. 


Watch 'Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse' live via othervoices.ie on November 21st from 7.30pm.