My perfect weekend: Michelle Doherty
Published 05/02/2010 | 05:00
The plan for Saturday night?
It's my birthday, so I'm going out for dinner with my friends.
Anywhere nice in mind?
Koh in the Italian Quarter, though it's actually a Thai place. It's lovely and we're all looking forward to everybody catching up together.
Must-see gig/performance of the weekend?
We have our Phantom First Friday fundraiser for Haiti. It's on at The Academy.
Republic of Loose, Heathers, Royseven and Doris.
Nice! So, what's the pub/restaurant/club you couldn't live without?
Whelan's, I'd say.
Oooh, bit of a cliche there, Michelle.
I love Whelan's. I just love it. It's so easygoing. There's no nonsense, just people who love their music.
Best weekend ever?
Well, okay, best moderately good weekend that sticks in the memory?
I love getting home to my family. My sister has two little kids; I love seeing them.
Worst weekend ever?
Probably one of the weekends where we were snowed in after Christmas and you couldn't get out of the house. I got a wee bit freaked out.
Two words: cabin fever...
Exactly. I never sit down, I never stop. So it was probably good for me. I couldn't go anywhere. It was like, 'let's calm down for a wee while'.
Favourite pre-going out ritual?
I have to have the tunes up full blast. It's a must.
What sort of stuff do you play?
Probably all kinds of 'Phantom music'. As loud as you can go...
Michelle Doherty presents Finest Worksongs (10:30-2:30pm weekdays) on Phantom 105.2, Dublin