Foundry616 welcome Mary Coughan, Ireland’s Queen of Jazz and Soul and part of Mary’s “Alive and Kicking Australian Tour”. Two nights only: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February, so book early.
Mary Coughlan is live and kicking and coming to Australia for dates in February and March 2019 and bringing her most recent album ‘Live And Kicking’ with her!
Mary 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. “Her lifestory gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian).
This year has been a big one for with plenty of gigs and a brand new sold out theatre show in Dublin. Even the President of Ireland attended to see her life story played out by an ensemble of actors and of course, Mary herself, on stage in ‘Woman Undone.’
Mary is excited to return, saying, “I Iove love love Australia. I honestly think about it most days! I’m so looking forward to being back down under and the whole Live And Kicking tour.”
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 &her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation & redemption. Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who (to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words) “was born with the gift of a golden voice.”
This is why she is so loved. As the Observer rightly said, “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.” 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.
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