Throughout over 25 years of her quite extraordinary recording career, Mary Coughaln has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf.
All are present and correct in her delivery.
Even so, Coughaln, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else.
Watch as she performs live at Cleere’s in Kilkenny, with assistance from the Live Venue Collective.
Watch: Mary Coughlan, live at Cleere’s
The video was filmed and produced by Dicemen Productions with Broderick’s on sound. Cleere’s online concert series is part-funded by the Live Performance Support Scheme (2020).