String Jam Club – 10 December 2016
Mary Coughlan is arguably the greatest female singer to have emerged from Ireland in recent times, the equivalent of Irish vocal royalty. The word ‘legend’ is not one to be used lightly, but in this case is entirely appropriate.
“Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian).
Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life. Overcoming childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction, she has carved out a timeless and highly-regarded career, and her ability to connect so emotionally & empathically with both the song & her audience is testament to her inner strength, and the power of transformation & redemption. The stage is her home. To hear Mary sing is 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 albums, not only of her own songs, but also highly-praised interpretations of Billie Holiday, and compilations with other artists including the popular & best-selling “A Woman’s Heart” series.
She still tours the world, has acted in films and also written an autobiography called ‘Bloody Mary -My Story.’ Accompanied simply by her superb pianist, Pawel, Mary live is in a league of her own and always has been. This is a show not to miss! Even in the early years of her career, Melody Maker wrote “A song is not complete unless it has been sung by Mary Coughlan.” Sad, sassy and droll, melancholy has never sounded better.
Come & witness Mary for yourself – one woman, one amazing voice, and the truth. What’s more, it will be very special live and up close in the intimate atmosphere of String Jam Club. We are so thrilled that she will be headlining our special end of year concert on Saturday 10 December at the County Hotel Selkirk.
Tickets are available NOW from the venue, price £18 (plus 50p card transaction fee) when booked by telephone 01750 721233. Advance booking recommended.
Accommodation is available at the County Hotel for those travelling a distance.
When & Where
String Jam Club @ County Hotel
Phone:01750 721 233