Sunday 21 December 2014

Imelda May: It’s Good To Be Alive

Rockabilly singer says working with old people damaged by war gave her perspective on life

Published 11/05/2014 | 21:33

Imelda May worked as a carer of old people in a previous life – which gave her a love of life.

The Irish singer worked with old men and women who had lived through wars.

And she says this has helped give her a grounded perspective on life

“I loved it – great people. And you realised when you listened to some of the stories that you hadn’t got much to complain about,” the down to earth rockabilly singer said.

“They went through wars, and some of the men, what they went through in the wars... and the women that were left behind... What they went through was just unbelieveable.”

“Giving birth under the stairwell as the house was being bombed around them.”

In the sit-down interview above, Imelda May also reveals what it was like to sing with Bono.

She praised Bono as “a very humble man”.

We’re giving away three pairs of VIP tickets to Imelda’s O2 concerts in December. One lucky winner will also get to meet the star and get a signed copy of her new album.

To win, all you have to do is answer the following question: Where in Dublin is Imelda May from?

Email your answer to contact@Independent.ie with 'Imelda May' in the subject line to be in with a chance to win.

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