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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 – 7:30pm The Legendary MARY COUGHLAN and BAND at BUSH MUSIC HALL!

See on Scoop.itMusic for a London Life

 

A lot has been written and a lot has been said, whispered, recounted, alleged, supposed and presumed. It’s all quite forgotten now and the songs remain the same, they remain a testament to Mary Coughlan’s seemingly timeless and endless talent. Her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, orgiastic between the sheets passion, the tenderest of sorrowful regrets; this is Mary’s talent. Regardless of the elements she chooses to manipulate with flawless ease, Mary’s voice has always been an unforeseen, sudden seduction. This is why she is so loved.

 

Throughout the over 25 years of her quite extraordinary recording career Mary 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, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else. Who else could possibly present “Double Cross” or “Magdalen Laundry” or “The Ice Cream Man” with such dedication and effortless zeal?

 

Simply don’t miss!

 

http://www.marycoughlanmusic.com/

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase tickets on our site, they are not sent to you by post. Please print your confirmation email and have it with you on the night at Bush Hall.

 

See on www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk

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