“Imelda Kehoe is that rare thing: a singer of remarkable subtlety and emotional resonance who also writes songs that act as touchstones everyone can grasp. Her voice is of the folk tradition but it also brings a freshness and vitality that is both exciting, compelling and all her own. Imelda's songs are distinctive, delicate powerhouses: leaping genres effortlessly, they often embrace unusual time signatures and challenging melodic structures, while managing to appear deceptively simple. She is something very special” - Shane Dunphy, Writer, Musician, Journalist
Born – Leeds, United Kingdom. Lives Wexford, Ireland (Nationality – Irish).
Imelda Kehoe is an Irish Contemporary Folk Singer Songwriter. Though there are influences from Contemporary Folk and Jazz/Blues, it’s difficult to pin a specific genre to the style. Described as ‘A Rare Songstress in today’s music’ by Pure M, the songs are melody-rich, full of stories of life and written with the listener at heart.
From a big Irish/English family, she trained as a Nurse and worked in A&E and Intensive Care in Leeds working in the inner City. She cites these life experiences as being influential in her writing.
Her music taste is eclectic, from Pink Floyd to Amy Winehouse, and the classics from her Father’s record collection like Nat King Cole, Glen Campbell & Mamas & Papas.
Imelda has been involved in the music scene in Wexford for the past 10 years and developed a her performing style through the Open Mic and Arts Centre scenes before teaming up with Producer Michael Egan on her first Album, How To Be Human, released in 2018.
Ordinary Star, recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin was released in 2020. Her 2nd Album will be released in 2021.