Imelda May will proudly celebrate the songs of fellow artists from her homeland such as Van Morrison, U2, The Chieftans & Glen Hansard – all whom she has previously shared the stage with – and many more such as Damien Rice, The Cranberries & Thin Lizzy backed by the 24-piece Leo Green Orchestra.
The special show will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, the world’s longest-running live orchestral radio programme, at the end of May.
“When Leo asked me to join him and the orchestra for a show celebrating my influences I was intrigued and the more I delved, the more I realised how many artists from Ireland have hugely influenced me and continue to inspire me. For such a small island we have a wealth of musical talent. That’s something I’m happy to celebrate.” – Imelda May