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Celebrate the power of women in the history of the blues with ‘Ladies in the Blues’ music theatre show, from the gospel roots of the 1920s, through vaudeville and jazz, to the blues rock of the sixties and seventies.
WOMEN ARE pivotal in the story of blues music, with Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Mamie Smith being among its earliest recorded exponents and first major stars, but they have been overshadowed by the men who came later.
MARY COUGHLAN'S autumn/winter tour of Ireland will see her play a home town concert at the end of this month, making her upcoming show a welcome chance to see one of the nation's most outstanding singers in action.