Mary Coughlan (Ireland)

24 Feb | Fortuna Spiegeltent


Hail Mary!

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland's greatest female jazz and blues singers, an 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. "Her life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives" -- The Guardian.

Her 1st album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to fame in 1985, and 15 albums later, her ability to connect with the song and her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation and redemption.

"A song is not complete unless it has been sung by Mary Coughlan." Melody Maker

Important information:

This performance contains:
  • Mild Occasional Coarse Language
  • Mild Occasional Sexual References

Suitability Rated: PG

Presented by: Heather Para