Originally from Cork, Ireland, Cathal Coughlan is  founder and singer of acclaimed 80s/90s groups Microdisney and Fatima Mansions, and widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most revered singer/songwriters, beloved by fans of caustic literate lyricism and erudite songcraftSince the demise of Fatima Mansions in the mid-90s he’s released five acclaimed solo albumstaken part in an array of collaborations and guest appearances, and along with his Microdisney bandmates was the first recipient of the IMRO/NCH Trailblazer Award, which celebrates culturally important albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers (1985’s The Clock Comes Down The Stairs).

His sixth solo album, Song Of Co-Aklan, will be released by Dimple Discs on March 26, 2021 

Available to download now – Owl In The Parlour digital single

Song Of Co-Aklan album available to pre-order now, from these numerous retailers – digital, vinyl, CD!


“Song Of Co-Aklan definitively affirms Coughlan’s place amid Ireland’s poetic pantheon” ~ MOJO (4 stars)

“..shows off a rich Scott Walker-ish voice that’s aging superbly. A welcome return” ~ Uncut

“…stalks the line between soaring rock and cabaret” ~ Brooklyn Vegan 

“Devilish genius… has always been a joyous thorn in the side of Irish alternative music; erudite, scathing, never afraid to tread his own, rockier path” ~ Backseat Mafia

“Coughlan is a wise and modest artist with big ideas, a witty and clever songwriter with a biting yet endearing edge” ~ Amplify Music Magazine