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Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival
23rd – 28th October 2013
Sat. 26th Oct. 2013 – Knocknarea Arena Sligo IT

The rise and rise of IMELDA MAY has been unstoppable.  IMELDA MAY last played Sligo Live in 2009 and due to phenomenal demand at the time the concert had to be moved to a bigger venue.  Such is her popularity, SLIGO LIVE are once again delighted to welcome IMELDA MAY back where this time she will perform at Sligo’s newest venue, The Knocknarea Arena at I.T. Sligo on Saturday, 26th October 2013.  Tickets for IMELDA MAY are on sale Friday 16th August priced at €36.50.
In 2009, Imelda May was the winner of ‘Best Female’ at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards. And that was just the beginning: Having fallen in love with rockabilly and the blues as a nine  - year old in Dublin, Imelda May has gone from strength to strength and is enjoying overwhelming success.   She has shared a stage with Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, David Gilmour, Sharon Shannon, Jeff Beck, Shane Macgowan, Kirsty McCall, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Wanda Jackson, Paul Brady and Meatloaf.

She has performed at all the major festivals including a storming Glastonbury performance, T In The Park, Womad and Ireland’s Electric Picnic.  She has performed at The Grammy Awards with Jeff Beck as well as touring the US with him. She has toured the US with Jamie Cullen.   She performed with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Wrecking Ball Weekender in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny as recent as two weeks ago.  She has appeared on several prime time TV shows including The Graham Norton Show.  She has three songs – including the legendary “Johnny Gotta Boom Boom” and the single “Mayhem” on the soundtrack to the “Wild Target” film starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Everett.

Her fresh blend of irresistible Jazz Beats, Blues and Fast-tempo rockabilly have won Imelda May such fans as Jools Holland and Michael Parkinson as well as massive public and critical acclaim.

Imelda May began singing in clubs when she was 16 years old and had the honour of being occasionally barred from her own shows at Dublin’s Bruxelles club for being underage.  By 2006 she was itching to go solo, and formed her own band.  Catching the attention of Jools Holland in 2008 she supported him on tour which led to him requesting her to appear on Later.  Here she performed to an audience that included Jeff Beck, Elbow and Roots Manuva and afterwards Beck made a point of telling Holland he was only there to see Imelda.  With her debut album “Love Tattoo” in 2009, Imelda knocked Bruce Springsteen off No. 1 to become the first female Irish artist to top the Irish album charts since Mary Black nearly 20 years ago.  She then went on to win Female Artist of the Year at the Irish Meteor Awards.  Her latest album “Mayhem” sees Imelda May continue to develop her uniquely modern fusion of classic musical genres.

Imelda joins a stellar array of top quality music including Villagers, LAPD, Midlake, Liz Carroll, Coleman’s Call, Dervish with SAM sinfonetta, Niamh Dunne, Common Tongues, Goitse, Young Folk, Locust Honey String Band and many more over 6 days spanning the Sligo Live Bank Holiday Weekend, October 23rd – 28th 2013.    Sligo Live is now widely considered to be Ireland’s premiere folk, roots and Indie festival, bringing together established Irish and international acts with some of the best emerging talent on the scene. This Gathering is the ninth year of the festival and each year it grows from strength to strength appealing to ever greater numbers of both Irish and International fans.”

For full festival line up and tickets log onto:  or contact Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office 071 916 1526.  Also available from Ticketmaster outlets and on line.

For further information contact:
Carmody Smith PR
Tel: 01 2070496 / 086 1741882

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