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Sep 02 2020

Mary Coughlan Returns for 2 Shows

Mary Coughlan will perform at the Town Hall Theatre on Thurs 24 & Fri 25 September, 8pm (Doors 7.30pm) Tickets €25*. Limited Capacity Show - Maximum 6 Tickets per purchase TICKETS ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY!

One of Ireland’s greatest soulful jazz and blues singers & Galway favourite Mary Coughlan returns to the Town Hall Theatre for two intimate & reduced capacity shows on Thurs 24 & Fri 25 September. The shows will include songs from Mary’s highly anticipated new album ‘Life Stories’.

Over the past few months, the Town Hall team have been working hard to put in place a range of measures to ensure a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience for all its patrons. The wide range of safety measures now in place include reduced capacity, socially distanced seating arrangements & wearing of face coverings. For more click here

Mary Coughlan is arguably the greatest female singer to have emerged from Ireland in recent times. Whether you’re into folk, blues or jazz, you can’t fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life. Mary has carved out a timeless & highly regarded career, with a legion of devoted fans worldwide. To hear Mary sing is truly to be at the core of the human heart. Since her first album ‘Tired and Emotional’ rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, she has recorded 15 further solo albums. Coughlan has sold out some of the UK’s most prestigious venues & has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe & Scandinavia. Throughout 30 years of her quite extraordinary life &recording career, Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes: the grievous, teary outpourings of Billie Holiday (to whom she devoted a double album of her songs), the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails & the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf.

In June 2020, in recognition of Mary’s achievements and immense impact on the culture & arts community in Galway City, the Mayor, Mike Cubbard presented her with a 2020 lifetime achievement award. The new album “Life Stories” was mostly written & recorded by Pete Glenister & Mary Coughlan at No Name Studio. The album will be released on 4th September 2020.