What Song’s Always On Your Playlist? Music’s Coolest Ladies Give Us Their Picks

Happy Record Store Day, y'all.


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April 16th marks Record Store Day, with hundreds of thousands of independent record shops around the world holding events and free gigs in-store.

To celebrate we caught up with some of the soundest Irish women in music, to find out what their all-time favourite record or track is – be it something old, unheard of or brand new.

Lisa Hannigan, singer
“This is hard! I suppose I (or anyone) would give a different answer on a different day. I’ve been revisiting Rachel’s Music for Egon Shiele a lot recently and it is just the most beautiful, thoughtful record. Maybe not for a party, but for a moment on your own.”



Louise McSharry, DJ
“Probably Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, which is an album I’ve bought three different times in my life in three different formats. It’s so familiar it feels like a hug at this stage.”



Vogue Williams, DJ
“Oh god there are so many! Right now it’s probably the Bontan Remix/Pleasurekraft Edit of Josh Butler’s Got A Feeling. I’m obsessed!”



Róisín O, singer
“It’d have to be Blue by Joni Mitchell!”



Wyvern Lingo (Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane, Caoimhe Barry)
“It’s so hard for the three of us to agree on a favourite, especially a single favourite album of all time! But we would probably go for Grace by Jeff Buckley.”


Find details of Irish stores participating in Record Store Day here.