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. 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.

As The Observer rightly said, 'Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome. Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart.'

Mary Coughlan has been coming to Christchurch for 20 years, playing to sold out audiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear songs from her latest albums live on stage.


  • Mary Coughlan – vocals
  • Brett Hirst – bass
  • Matt McMahon – piano
  • James Nash – drums