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Mary Coughlan – 40th Anniversary Tour

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest ever jazz and blues artists and is often spoken about in the same breath as singers like Peggy Lee and Billie Holliday. A prolific artist by anyone’s standards, Coughlan is celebrating 40 years in music this year with a nationwide tour and new music to be released throughout 2024 – the first of which is ‘More Like Brigid’, an homage to the original Goddess of Imbolc herself, Brigid of Kildare.
Mary Coughlan says of her inspiration for writing this song: “Brigid was fierce and courageous and always went against the norm. She had a monastery and it was for men and women! I have been called ‘hysterical’ and ‘hormonal’ over the years by various industry figures for being so indignant as to ask to be paid for my work, things like that… So, needless to say, my homage to Brigid has given me a chance to air some of those frustrations that are so often experienced by women.”
Mary Coughlan is one of our greatest singers because over 40 years she has made the most grown-up, uncompromising, wholly personal yet utterly universal music on either side of the Atlantic about what goes on between men and women. It’s hard to believe that four decades have passed since Coughlan went into the studio to record her debut album, Tired and Emotional.
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December 6
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tuar Ard Arts Centre
Church Street
Moate, Westmeath Ireland
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(090) 648 2042
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