Mary Coughlan is quite simply one of the greatest singers ever to emerge from Ireland, irrespective of gender or genre.
She has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force of nature, building a legion of devoted fans across the world. Her seminal first record Tired and Emotional rocketed her to renown 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 the power of transformation and redemption. Onstage, Mary is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every nuance 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' The Guardian
'Mary Coughlan is a transfixing performer' Financial Times
'bitter, seductive, raunchy, contemptuous. Startling songs of lust and disillusion' Mojo
'Mary's live performances have to be seen to be believed' NME
£20; concessions £17.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)