Mary Coughlan is a bit of a legend in Ireland. She's one of those singers that's revered by her peers. A wonderful voice, a fantastic performer and an amazing songwriter.
With all that said and done, why did it take me a lifetime to go see her live? I've no answer, I just don't know!
So, when her gig was announced as part of the 18 to 18 series in the Moat Theatre, Naas, I figured I just had to go, and so I did.
How was it? Well, it was simply wonderful. I was mesmerised by her from the off. Her voice is so powerful and tender all at once. At times, most notably during Magdalen Laundry, you could hear a pin drop.
The highlight of the night, for me anyway, was Whiskey Didn't Kill the Pain, it reminded me of a younger me, many years ago...
Anyway, it boils down to this. If you haven't seen Mary play before, as soon as you get the chance, go!
Oh and lest I forget, support on the night was from Eimear Crehan, check her out!
On to the photos: