In Her Own Words: Imelda May on her parents being musical

Imelda May has a brilliant new album, Life Love Flesh Blood, available on iTunes.

Imelda May

 

“My mum had been a seamstress and she wasn’t allowed to talk when she was working, but she was allowed to sing; she would sing all day long. My dad would play the harmonica. The record player was on the whole time and everyone liked different music, so there was a huge range of sounds: David Bowie, the Specials, Bing Crosby, the Carpenters, the Clash, Thin Lizzie, Ella Fitzgerald, the Undertones. I soaked everything up – I remember spending hours by that record player copying out lyrics over and over again.”

 

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(quotes comes from the Joanna Moorhead interview for The Guardian)

 

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