Mary Coughlan sings Billie Holiday

13 Aug 2021
Stormont Hotel

Doors 8pm; Performance 9pm


Ireland’s greatest ever jazz singer, Mary Coughlan, celebrates the life and music of Billie Holiday, in the style and period of her time.

“A standing ovation closes the curtain on the opening performance of Lady Sings the Blues. At times it was as though we were reliving one of Billie Holiday’s shows, Coughlan’s powerful voice holding the audience captive till the end.”

Susan Mitchell, Evening Herald

“In Lady Sings the Blues, Mary Coughlan faces what is arguable the single greatest artistic challenge of her career.  She attempts to step outside the public persona she has projected for 15 years and inhibit the soul of Billy Holiday. It’s a must see.”

Joe Jackson, Irish Times