Cathal Coughlan Dies Aged 61

Cathal Coughlan has died aged 61. His family announced the news, saying he “slipped away peacefully in hospital after a long illness.”

Cathal Coughlan was an Irish singer-songwriter, formerly of Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions. His work with both bands received much critical acclaim, as did his solo material.

Renowned Irish singer-songwriter Cathal Coughlan has died, aged 61 -  Geekeroshoy

Like many of his peers, Coughlan moved from his native county to London, a base from where Microdisney achieved moderate success.

Often engaged in politics and social issues, Coughlan’s CV includes an Apartheid-era album entitled We Hate You South African Bastards, references to Romania’s dictator on Blues for Ceausescu, and a tune railing against Margaret Thatcher’s values in Only Losers Take The Bus.

Coughlan also collaborated with comedian Sean Hughes as the duo Bubonique, and released a series of solo albums, most recently Song of Co-Aklan in 2021.

Coughlan leaves behind his wife, Julie. The family statement said a memorial ceremony would be held amongst close friends and family soon.

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