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original A Woman's Heart line up: Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Dolores Keane, Frances Black, Sharon Shannon and Eleanor McEvoy
original A Woman's Heart line up: Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Dolores Keane, Frances Black, Sharon Shannon and Eleanor McEvoy
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A Woman's Heart trio are returning to the Cork Opera House

Following on from last year's show, Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan will unite once again for a concert at the Cork Opera House early next year. 

The three performers are some of the most successful female artists, having performed and recorded together as an integral part of the successful Woman's Heart albums and tours. 

The three artists will play a set each with their own musicians, performing many of their greatest hits before joining each other on stage together to complete the night.

Sharon Shannon performs at the Cork Opera House next February.
Sharon Shannon performs at the Cork Opera House next February.
Once a member of The Waterboys, traditional Irish music is Sharon Shannon's background, but she has been fearless in her musical exploration, having defied genres and woven her unique style through country, French-Canadian reggae, hip-hop,dance and classical. 

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.

The extent of Frances’ popularity and talent has been reflected in the awards and accolades that she has received for her albums and live performances.

Mary Coughlan is the only singer these shores have produced to rival the greatest of European cabaret and American jazz club blues because of one thing: her voice. She is unique in blending the whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes and laconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee and the line of deep, down and dirty blues singers back to Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of the Piaf chanteuse, born out of war, in the shadow of Brecht, at war with the world, men and finally herself.

Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan play the Cork Opera House on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Tickets cost €32.50 and go on sale from Friday, June 14 and Ticketmaster.ie