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There has been major speculation over the past few weeks regarding who will be chosen to sing the Irish national anthem at what is set to be one of the most-watched fights in history. 

Well, the wait is over, as Imelda May has announced that she will sing the National Anthem tonight in Vegas, as Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather in the eagerly anticipated fight.

Imelda took to Twitter to share the exciting news:

'Here's the news! I’ve been asked to perform the National Anthem ahead of the #mayweathermcgregor fight in VEGAS!

'Let’s go McGregor!!'

As if the country wasn't already excited enough to watch what is sure to be an iconic fight, the addition of Imelda's stunning vocals is the cherry on top.

Will you be tuning in to the fight tonight?


The Graham Norton Show is always worth a watch, and tonight's episode is no exception.

Dublin singer Imelda May will be lighting up the small screen stage as Graham's musical guest, and we're dying to hear her perform the songs from her new album, Life Love Flesh Blood. 

The singer is no stranger to the show, having appeared as a guest back in 2011 to discuss her first album. 

Billie Piper will also be in attendance to chat about her return to the role of Yerma at the Young Vic, while comedian Jason Manford will be on to discuss his new hosting gig. 

Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam will also be sitting down with Graham to discuss their new film, King Arthur. 

The Graham Norton Show kicks off tonight at 10.40pm on BBC One, and if you have ever wanted front row tickets, here is how to get them


Retro Irish singer Imelda May is back with a brand new album, and an upcoming concert to go with it. 

Imelda will play Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday, December 22.

Tickets for the incredible gig will go on sale Wednesday April 12 at 9am from Ticketmaster. 


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The talented singer's brand new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood is also released today. 

"When I first happened onto her music, she was a punky Irish Rockabilly singer with a great band," said iconic musician T Bone Burnett

"When I ran across her several years later, she had gone through a change of lives and was writing about it with a wild intensity and singing about it in the most open hearted way.”

Her new album is set to be her best yet, described as "stunning, her most powerful vocal to date," by Hot Press

Describing her new single Should Have Been You, Imelda said: "I wrote Should've Been You as a personal story of heartbreak, regret and eventual empowerment."

"When making this video I wanted it to reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide in response to certain events unfolding around us such as unequal pay in the workplace, President Trump’s administration’s approach to affordable health and maternity issues and Putin’s recent decriminalization of domestic abuse."


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"I wanted to ask the question 'Who takes care of us?' We are 50 per cent of the world and it's the people in power's responsibility to take care of women as well."

We cannot wait to hear what the new album is like. 



Rockabilly songstress, Imelda May, isn’t holding any grudges following her split from ex-husband Darrel Higham, and is instead encouraging fans to listen to his new album.

The pair, who were married for 13 years, announced that they were calling it quits back in 2015, and Imelda has been keeping a relatively low profile ever since, but recently decided to give a shout-out to her ex.

Darrel, who is also a musician, released his new album last month and Imelda has no problem directing fans to his music.

She told The Irish Daily Mail's You magazine that she does not want her story to be one-sided, so advised fans to check out his music if they wanted his take on their split.

"Darrel has written his own album so if you want to hear his side of things you can go and listen to the songs on his album," she remarked.

Imelda, who recently switched up her signature hair-do, is back with her first release since 2014, and has said that the new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood does not focus on her recent break-up.

She told The Mail Online:"People just presume that it's a break-up album because I broke up with my husband."

"But I met someone, so it’s about falling in love after a big split, being scared and feeling lust again,"

It can be difficult to keep the peace after a split, but we think Imelda is doing a pretty good job!


U2 have been rocking out in Dublin all week long, with many famous faces joining the lads for a few laughs. 

Actor Matt Damon came over to see U2 play their homecoming tour gig and Colin Farrell was also seen at one of the concerts during the week.

Ireland's sweetheart Amy Huberman even made an appearance with her hubby, Brian O'Driscol. 

But last night, more celebs joined the boys for a selfie on stage. Imelda May and Panti Bliss were welcomed to the e stage and there was clearly a lot of banter among them. 

All we want to know is how can we get an invite?!


Jingle Bells, Driving Home For Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You… plus a thousand more carols we've definitely never heard before.

Christmas FM has been providing us with familiar and not-so-familiar festive tunes for eight years now, and it returns this Saturday November 28 at midday.

With the Late Late Toy Show taking place tonight and the radio airwaves getting a festive makeover tomorrow, Christmas has well and truly arrived. Even if you'd rather it hadn't.

Whether or not you're a fan of Christmas FM's annual month-long broadcast, we'll bet you can't resist tuning in even for one or two songs. After all, they have to play Mariah Carey at least once a day, surely?

The main radio frequencies for Christmas FM this year are:

-Dublin City and County: 94.3FM
-Dublin Commuter Belt: 88.1FM
-Limerick: 105.5FM
-Galway: 89.5FM
-Cork: 106.7FM
-South East: 103.8FM
-North Midland: 101.6FM
-North East: 99.4FM
-North Wicklow: 99.5FM.

Over the last eight years, the not-for-profit station has raised over €600,000 for ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Focus Ireland, Age Action and Aware.

In the spirit of giving, Christmas FM is funded by sponsorship and manned by a team of over 100 volunteers, with each devoting between 20 and 50 hours of their time.

Only a Scrooge would argue with that, we reckon.


It was all black and white on the night: yes, on the Iftas red-carpet yesterday the stylish stars stuck to what they know best – and that means duplicating many of the looks that also dominated back in May.

For the first time this year, the glitzy ceremony was split into two high-profile nights: the film and drama awards, which took place in May, and last night's bash – which honoured achievements in the television industry.

But while the two events means two excuses to dress up for a host of high-profile celebs, most stuck to what they know best: and that evidently means LOTS of black and white. 

Yes, keeping things cool and classic, an array of Ifta attendees then and now opted for monochrome hues, with bright colour very much being the exception rather than the rule on both evenings.

Amanda Byram, Ronan and Storm Keating, Imelda May, Rachel Wyse, Vogue Williams, Rosanna Davison, Colette Fitzpatrick and Lucy Kennedy: they ALL shunned colour.

Here, SHEmazing! takes a look at the best red-carpet black-and-white style from the 2015 Iftas…


Host Amanda Byram embraced both black AND white


Rosanna Davison; Mary Murray; Lisa Cannon


Caroline Morahan; Lucy Kennedy; Maude Hirst


Caitriona Balfe; Colette Fitzpatrick


Rachel Wyse; Vogue Williams; Imelda May


Emma O'Driscoll; Karen Koster; Sinead Kennedy


Amanda Byram; Amy Huberman; Lisa Cannon


Caroline Morahan; Aisling Franciosi; Aoibhin Garrihy


Sean Bean and Abigail Cruttenden; Ronan and Storm Keating




Imelda May announced on Friday on her Facebook page that her and her Husband Darrel have split up. 

The pair walked down the aisle in 2002 and have one daughter who was born in 2012. Darrel was in her band, although it is reported that he has quit now, and the pair toured the world together a long with the rest of the band for a lot of their married life. 

Following a concert in France, Imelda took to her Facebook page to break the news to her fans before the papers announced it.

She started off saying "Ok so here it goes… My husband Darrel and I have split up. As you can imagine we are very sad but happy we're making the right decision for us and our daughter who is doing really well by the way.

"The papers are running with it soon. Weird to have your life as gossip but that's human nature. No matter what you hear and read my husband and I have the deepest love and respect for each other and are doing well."

"We are lucky to both have such amazing family and friends. As you know I hate to air my laundry in public and never do but thought I should put something on here to dispel any bad rumours. I wish you and yours much love. God bless. Imelda X"

Many fans were extremely disappointed and wished her all the best for the future. 



It has been announced that Paolo Nutini will be headlining in Marlay Park this summer!

But wait, that’s not all…the Scottish singer will also be joined by very special guests, Imelda May, Alabama Shakes and Gaz Coombes. Phew, what a line-up!

Paolo is no stranger to Ireland having played Dublin’s 3Arena last November not long after the release of his third album, Caustic Love.

The concert will take place in Dublin’s Marlay Park on Saturday 4th July 2015 with tickets going on sale this Friday, 6th March at 9am and are priced at €49.65.

Now these are tickets we definitely want to get our hands on – we’re certainly having a very lucky summer music-wise in Ireland this year! 


Exciting news for Dubliner Imelda May, who will host her own weekly show on RTÉ this autumn.

The rockabilly singer will be the face of a new music series, The Imelda May Show, which will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. A spokesperson said that the songstress’ show “will feature chat and live performances from legendary musicians, and brand new acts from Ireland and around the world.”

Back in March, Imelda hosted a one-off version of the programme that RTÉ have now commissioned for a full series. It’s hoped her new project will be similar to the BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland.

Speaking about TV presenting, Imelda said “I have absolutely no longing or ambitions to be a TV presenter but when I heard about this music show I was very interested… And of course, Jools Holland gave me my break on his TV show."

We’re delighted for her!




Irish singer Imelda May put a British DJ firmly in his place during an interview with the BBC.

During the interview, DJ James Watt wanted to know just how many of her band members the Dublin star had…ahem…gotten cosy with.

Talking about the singer’s marriage of 17 years to guitarist Darrel Higham, he said, “Now I know you married one of your band members. Did you, you can tell me Imelda, did you try them all out? First? And then decide which one…”

Feisty Imelda wasn’t having any of it and told the DJ he was lucky he wasn’t sitting next to her as he definitely would have gotten a “dead leg or a sore shin” for his insanely cheeky question!

Good woman Imelda!



We reckon we’ll be staying in tonight if the line-up for tonight’s Graham Norton Show is anything to go by!

Irish singing sensation, Imelda May, is joining Ronnie Corbett, Ricky Gervais and Juliette Binoche on the couch tonight.

We can’t wait to see Imelda perform! Her new single is called It’s Good To be Alive and was written shortly after the birth of her daughter, Violet.

How sweet is that!

Hmm, three comedians on the one couch though? We are looking forward to seeing how that plays out…