Imelda Mary Higham (born 10 July 1974, Dublin, Ireland), known as Imelda May and previously as her maiden name Imelda Clabby, is an Irish female vocalist. She hails from The Liberties area of Dublin. Her most popular and well-known album is called ''Love Tattoo''. She sings and plays the bodhrán. She won the Best Female at the 2009 Meteor Awards.