Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan plays Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August, taking place on the outdoor grounds of The New Irish Centre, Birmingham.

We are very excited to announce Mary Coughlan will be joining the Páirc Saturday lineup! The biggest celebration of UK music and culture in the UK just got bigger!

Mary Coughlan will play Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August. He will be joining a Saturday line up that includes Van Morrison, Mary Black, All Folk’d Up, The Father Teds, Danny Darcy, Bang on the Ear and Cairde.

Regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, Mary Coughlan is a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide! Uncut even described her as the “living link between Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse.”

Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. She is unique in blending the whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes and laconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee and the line of deep, down and dirty blues singers back to Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of the Piaf. Mary has performed on many iconic stages during her time, which includes Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Islington Assembly Hall. And we can’t wait for Páirc Festival to be added to this list in August 2023!

Páirc Festival can’t wait to see Mary Coughlan come to Birmingham and take to the stage over the August Bank Holiday Weekend!

See the performers playing Páirc Festival on Saturday 26th August here. And see who is playing Páirc Festival on Sunday 27th August here.

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