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Thursday 8 December 2016

Imelda May thrills author Roddy Doyle with 'favourite' song

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Imelda May
Imelda May

Rockabilly star Imelda May said she's a "huge fan" of author Roddy Doyle and she was delighted to be a part of the Barrytown Meets Musictown event last night.

"I'm performing a song that Roddy said was one of his favourites growing up so we're doing Walking in the Rain," she told the Herald.

"It's a great thing to do, he's a terrific writer and he's a credit to Dublin.

"His writing is very honest and I always related to it growing up because it's like reading my childhood," she added.

The performance was a mixture of readings and music that inspired Roddy when he was writing the Barrytown trilogy which is currently the Dublin: One City One Book Choice 2015.

Glen Hansard, Aidan Gillen, Angeline Ball and Colm Meaney were just some of those involved.

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