- 01 Oct 21
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The latest show in our acclaimed Up Close and Personal series at The Grand Social, Dublin, is just around the corner – and to celebrate, we're offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Mary Coughlan, in conversation about her acclaimed 1985 album, Tired and Emotional, on Sunday, October 3.
This intimate discussion series brings the audience a deep dive into a number of classic Irish albums with the artists who created them, talking about the background, the songs, the recordings and the mood of the times in which they were created. It promises the most fascinating insights into some of the greatest Irish albums ever recorded.
Following shows with Villagers and Gemma Hayes earlier this week, the upcoming line-up includes Mary Coughlan (Oct 3), Tim Wheeler of Ash (Oct 18), Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny (Oct 19), and Damien Dempsey (Oct 20) – taking place live at The Grand Social, Dublin.
At these one-off listening parties, we’ll bring the lucky ticket-holders into the heart of the writing, recording and release of the album in question, as told live – and in person – by the artist that was at the heart of an outstanding creative achievement. And of course, we’ll listen to the album along the way, allowing listeners to experience the music again, in all its power and glory!
Mary Coughlan's debut album catapulted her to overnight fame in 1985, drawing comparisons with the work of Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Van Morrison and Edith Piaf. After an outstanding appearance on The Late Late Show, the record went on to sell a remarkable 100,000 copies in Ireland, establishing the soulful blues singer as a unique powerhouse in Irish music.
There are limited tickets for Up Close and Personal with Mary Coughlan available here.
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