Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest soulful jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has crafted
a timeless and highly regarded, versatile career with devoted fans worldwide.
Mary has lived through childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like
no other; redeemed and transformed through the creative power of music. She embraces each song
with empathy, courage interspersed with humour, emotions that reach way beyond the stage
connecting with each and everyone in the audience.
She has created a play with a unique, hauntingly beautiful, award-nominated soundscape, WOMAN
UNDONE, in collaboration with The Brokentalkers and Valgeir Sigur sson revisiting the archetypal
themes of her songs about love and loss, trauma and womanhood.
Her debut album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985 and 15 albums later
she is writing songs for another and continues to mesmerize live audiences in sold out houses
throughout Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand with her versatile velvet voice.