Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Fiona Jane Burgess from Woman’s Hour and I was born and raised in Kendal in the Lake District.
Who are your favorite artists from home?
Wordsworth is probably top of my list.
What’s it really like touring?
Living out of a suitcase.
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
Ramsgate Music Hall.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Julee Cruise, The National and Talking Heads.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
Overcoming my fear of planes.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Don’t drink too much.
What do you do to relax?
What are you reading?
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer.
How about TV, anything good on the box?
We’re currently getting through the entire box set of Twin Peaks. We’re on Series 2, Episode 11…
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite:
Record? – Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Song? – ‘The Rip’ by Portishead
Lost classic song? – ‘Moody River’ by Pat Boone
Record label? – Secretly Canadian
Who is your favourite current artist?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
Emilie Nicholas – she supported us at The Great Escape festival and I thought she was really captivating
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
Expect pyramids, and expect Josh to throw some serious shapes.
Catch Woman’s Hour at the Workman’s Club on November 29th, tickets are €10 and available here.