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2021-08-21 Mary Coughlan - Moat Theatre, Naas

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:







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