A Question of Taste: Róisín O

A Question of Taste: Róisín O
Róisín O, pictured here with John Broe in Thanks Brother.

Róisín O is one half of Thanks Brother with John Broe.

They play this year’s Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown on Sunday, August 4.

Born into a musical family in Dublin, Róisín (O’Reilly) is the daughter of singer Mary Black, and the sister of Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas.

Best recent book you’ve read:

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls the film is also cool, but the book is better.

Best recent film you’ve seen:

Rocketman, surprisingly great considering how awful Bohemian Rhapsody was.

Best recent show or gig:

Elton John in 3 Arena.

Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):

Fontaines D.C.

First ever piece of music or film or show that really moved you:

I remember bawling uncontrollably for the first time at the cinema while watching The Green Mile.

The best gig or show you’ve ever seen (if you had to pick one!):

So many! Probably Fleetwood Mac in3Arena.

Pick one other artist atIndiependence you’d be looking forward to seeing:

Biffy Clyro, we’re both huge fans.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

We’re both huge Game of Thrones fans, (we got the name Thanks Brother after an encounter with Peter Dinklage) though we were underwhelmed by final season.

Also into Strangers Things 3 — it’s not amazing but worth it for the nostalgia and the music.

Radio listening and/or podcasts:

Crime Junkie, This American Life, No Such Thing as A Fish.

Your best celebrity encounter:

Either Peter Dinklage at The National in Vicar Street, or James Taylor backstage at an unreal show of his at Pine Knob Arena, Michigan.

You can portal back to any period of human cultural history or music event — where, when, and why?

The Troubadour in West Hollywood in the late 1960s, around the time when Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt, or James Taylor were around.

You are curating your dream festival – which three artists are on the bill (living or dead)?

The Beatles, Daft Punk, Nirvana.

Unsung hero — individual or group you think don’t get the praise they deserve:

Bell X1.

You are queen for a day — what’s your first decree?

Tax the richest 1% at 75%.

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