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Mary Coughlan Sings Billie Holiday


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In this encore performance, Mary Coughlan revisits her tribute to the songs of Billie Holiday, which she first presented to Christchurch audiences at the Jazz & Blues Festival fifteen years ago. At the time, Mary wrote "performing some of the songs that made Billie Holiday famous was a truly emotional experience for me." Years later this is still true, with Mary and Ms Holiday's lives connecting on many levels. However, it is through her many fine song interpretations that Mary proves she has conquered the demons that eventually overtook the legend that was Billie Holiday.