Mary Coughlan

1st August 2023

Price: £25.00


Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and 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. She is unique in blending the whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes and laconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee and the line of deep, down and dirty blues singers back to Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of the Piaf. All delivered in a delicious and unapologetic Irish drawl, sceptical, rueful, mournful and melting, ardent for love, all in one voice which wraps itself around Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, Elvis Presley and Joy Division.

“Mary is a living link between Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse” Uncut

Recent performances include: Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Islington Assembly Hall...

 

*Support Act - Molly O'Mahony*


Molly’s power lies in her ability to feel deeply and to convey that feeling through her words and her voice. Her main mark on the music of Mongoose (whom she played with for a decade), both in writing and performance, was the raw emotion at its core.

Her debut solo album ‘The House Of David’, released in late 2022 to critical acclaim, is the product of the lockdown years spent in her home place of West Cork.

She released four singles from the record in the year leading up to release - samplings which reflect the broad span of influences in her songwriting, her verbal virtuosity and her ability to convey pure feeling.

“...her dulcet, often melancholic, tracks sizzle through the crowd, scorching her name into the minds of fans and newcomers alike.” Alexandrea Hopper, Hotpress

“Stunning, impressive and evocative...” Alexandra Anderson, Hotpress

“A multi-hyphenate artist...her debut album ably showcases this with a collection of songs that,... document years of a life fully lived, loved, lost and then, gradually, reclaimed..” Tony Clayton Lea, The Irish Times


Show Time: 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)

Age Recommendation: 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Approx Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (inc. interval)

 

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