Please note this event has been rescheduled to Wednesday 20 October 2021. The event was due to take place on Thursday 22 April 2021. Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as ‘Ireland’s Billie Holiday’ Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other.
Her seminal first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song and her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation and redemption.
Mary’s live shows are in a league of their own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart.
'Her life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.'
'Bitter, seductive, raunchy, contemptuous. Startling songs of lust and disillusion.'
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