Mary Margaret O'Hara - Live at Le Guess Who? 2017

Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O’Hara gave a very rare live appearance at Le Guess Who? 2017, curated by Perfume Genius.

Declared a ‘cult hero’ by The Guardian, O’Hara’s fans also include Radiohead and Michael Stipe (who declared her “a national treasure”), and in the past she has collaborated with Morrissey, Tindersticks and This Mortal Coil. Adding to the mystery that surrounds her, O’Hara only ever released one album, 1988’s iconic ‘Miss America’: a record which, over time, would turn out to be a very influential one.

At Le Guess Who?, Mary Margaret O’Hara gave a mostly improvised performance, together with a couple of songs from ‘Miss America’. Line-up: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Peggy Lee, Aidan Closs, and Marcus O'Hara.

Recorded by Marc Broer at Le Guess Who? 2017 on Sunday, 12 November. Recordings made in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden.

Photography by Juri Hiensch and Sara Amroussi-Gilissen.