With 16 albums to her name since 1985, Mary Coughlan is Irish vocal royalty.
Encompassing the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, her expressive voice straddles jazz, blues, folk, chanson and pop with a timeless brilliance. Overcoming childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction, Mary’s ability to connect so emotionally with her songs and her audience is the gift that was forged from an extraordinary life.
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." As the Observer rightly said “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.”