Arguably the greatest female singer to have emerged from Ireland in recent times, Mary Coughlan is performing in Cambridge in April.

Often described as “Ireland's Billie Holiday” she has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career spanning more than 30 years. Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression and power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life, including overcoming alcohol and drug addiction caused by childhood trauma.

Since her first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, she has recorded 15 further solo albums, most recently the self-written Scars on the Calendar with Erik Visser, and Live & Kicking recorded live at Vicar Street in Dublin.

Mary has filled concert halls in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK, gathering a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Her ability to connect so emotionally & empathically with both the song & her audience is a testament to her inner strength, and to the power of transformation & redemption. The stage is her home. To hear Mary sing is truly to be at the core of the human heart.

The gig takes place at the Cambridge Junction on April 22 and tickets are £22.50 and available from the box office on: 01223 511511 or online: www.junction.co.uk. Starts 8pm.