Aluli, Irmgard (c. 1912–2001)

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Aluli, Irmgard (c. 1912–2001)

Hawaiian songwriter and performer. Name variations: Auntie Irmgard. Born Irmgard Keali'iwahineal-ohanohokahaopuamana Farden. c. 1912, in Lahaina, Maui; died Oct 4, 2001, in Honolulu, Hawaii; sister of Diana Farden; m. Nane Aluli (died 1968).

Began singing and playing guitar with the Annie Kerr Trio, comprised of sister Diana and steel guitarist Annie Kerr (1926), then performed with the Farden Sisters, a family quintet; led her own group, Puamana (1960s–90s); wrote and recorded Hawaiian music (1930s–40s); for over 70 years, composed over 120 songs, including "Puamana," "Laupahoehoe Hula," and "E Maliu Mai."

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