Imelda May
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Tuesday 24th October 2017, 8:00pm


Imelda May

On Sale Friday 14th July 9am Advance Booking for Friends of UCH on Thursday 13th July from 10am. To become a Friend please contact the Friends office at 061 213306 (Tues – Thurs) or the UCH Box Office at 061 331549 (Mon-Fri, 10am – 2pm) In May Imelda played 3 fantastic sold out dates at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Her album LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD entered the Irish charts at no 2 and spent ten weeks in the top ten. Imelda also recently dropped an incredible live video for album track ‘When It’s My Time’. Discussing the song she recently shared with NPR that she recorded all the backing vocals herself on the gospel inspired track, stating: “I did a gospel choir on “When It’s My Time.” And I tried to make my sound slightly different. And I named them all so it was easier to mix. I was going, can we go back to Gladys? And I was Gladys and Mable on the other one. And I named my different voices…” Check out the interview here  “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end,” says Imelda of the track. “Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story. I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing up in Dublin. We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people. They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”  Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’ was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on ‘Black Tears’), Jools Holland (on ‘When It’s My Time’) and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions). Imelda May has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson and can count high profile artists including Bob Dylan (who recently revealed he is a fan of Imelda in a rare interview with Bill Flanagan) and Bono amongst her fans. Presented by Aiken Promotions

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