Mary Coughlan announces Irish & UK dates to celebrate 40 years in music

Mary Coughlan – one of Ireland’s greatest ever jazz and blues singers – is celebrating 40 years in music with an extensive tour throughout 2024. Today, live dates in DublinLondonGalwayBelfast and Limerick are announced, with more to be added. 

Presented by Strange Brew, Mary Coughlan (“One of our most openly raw performers” – Hot Press), will play a spring show at the Róisín Dubh, in her birthplace of Galway city, on Sunday, 14th April.

In November, Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (Saturday, 2nd November); The Mac, Belfast (Sunday 3rd November); and Union Chapel, London (Monday 11th November) will all play host to Mary Coughlan and her band. On Sunday 1st December, Mary Coughlan will play the 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin (MCD & Strange Brew). 

Mary Coughlan’s career in music has been one hell-of-a-ride. Often described as the greatest female vocalist that Ireland has ever produced, Coughlan proudly stands alongside some of the world’s most iconic jazz singers.

She is unique in blending whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes with the laconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee. She draws the line of deep, down and dirty blues singers back to Bessie Smith with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of Edith Piaf. Yet Mary Coughlan delivers it all in a delicious and unapologetic Irish drawl: sceptical, rueful, mournful and melting and ardent for love. 

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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join this iconic artist in celebrating 40 years in music. 

Sun 14 Apr – Róisín Dubh, Galway Tickets €30 + fees | Book Here

Sat 2 Nov –  The Lime Tree, Limerick Tickets €30 + fees | Book Here

Sun 3 Nov –  The Mac, Belfast Tickets £27.50 + fees | Book Here

Mon 11 Nov – Union Chapel, London Tickets £35 + fees | Book Here

Sun 1 Dec – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin Tickets from €41.50 inc fees | Book Here

+ More to be announced