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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mary Coughlan sings Blues from the Heart

Uncompromising singer Mary Coughlan comes to The Met on Saturday 12 October at 8pm.


Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s most well-known singers, over twenty-five years and ten albums, she has made the most grown-up, personal and universal music on either side of the Atlantic about what goes on between men and women.


She is unique in blending the whiskey-blurred, smoke-seared husky notes of Billy holiday and Peggy Lee and the line of down and dirty blues singers back to Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith with the bitter-sweet defiance of Piaf. Her first album, Tired and Emotional sold 100,000 copies in Ireland alone and its successor, Under the Influence, confirmed Coughlan as a singer capable of making every song she sings her own.


Mary’s 2012 album, The Whole Affair, is a compilation CD that spans twelve albums and new live recordings that showcase her magnificent voice better than ever.


Tickets for the performance are £17.50. For more information or to book phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.