A superfan communes with her pop icon... For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, listen to The Most Wuthering Kate Bush Ever by Christina Hession above...

Almost forty years since I first discovered her, I'm about to have the chance to perform as Kate Bush in public. To dance like her, and maybe even experience a tiny sense of what it’s like to be her.

This secret longing has been up there with 'date Mr Darcy’ and ‘master parallel parking’. No luck with either of those so far.

Kate Bush is enjoying a global resurgence at the moment. Her single Running Up That Hill recently featured on Stranger Things on Netflix, and finally reached number one in the UK singles chart, thirty seven years after it was first released in 1985. At sixty three years old, Kate Bush has become the oldest female artist to have a UK number one.

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Wuthering Heights was the song that introduced me to Kate Bush; she wrote it about the novel by Emily Bronte which I studied in school. I hadn’t expected to enjoy the book. I didn’t like the look of that sulphurous guy on the book cover. Ruffly shirt and cape indeed. The notions.

*Reluctantly, I read the first line - 'I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.' I read on, and was surprised to find myself swiftly hooked by this story of intense, star-crossed love.

Then again, I was a teenager.

Making cow eyes at a six-foot four-inch Heathcliff of my own, across a crowded classroom. I craved an all consuming passion like Heathcliff’s and Cathy’s. Imagine your fella being so demented by grief that he’d dig up your grave. Or ask your ghost to haunt him. That was so romantic...

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