Cathal Coughlan

Cathal Coughlan


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Cathal Coughlan is an Irish singer-songwriter, based for most of his career in London. He has been a member of the groups Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions, with whom he recorded and toured extensively, releasing ten albums’ worth of material in the process. In more recent years, he has branched out to build a career not only as solo artist, releasing albums under his own name, but also serial collaborator. 
Most noticeably he has contributed to musical theatre plus other multi-artist projects, on the European stage. The most recent of these was as a featured vocalist in the ‘Change The World’ Bertolt Brecht re-imagining show presented at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, which also featured Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld and Gavin Friday. Performed to a capacity audience in the presence of Ireland’s President, Michael D. Higgins, it was greeted as a stunning success in the Irish media. 
A new solo album “Song Of Co-Aklan” was released on March 26, 2021 and has been greeted with unanimously positive reviews on both sides of The Atlantic. 
 "Song Of Co-Aklan definitively affirms Coughlan's place amid Ireland's poetic pantheon” - MOJO (4 stars)
 "Song Of Co-Aklan is a more than welcome return from a puckish master of social observation and surreal manifesto” - The Wire
 “…shows off a rich, Scott Walker-ish voice that’s aging superbly…a welcome return” - Uncut