Aunty Irmgard, as she was widely known in the Islands, wrote more than 400 songs, including 'E Maliu Mai' and 'Laupahoehoe Hula,' and in 1980 she
organized a group called Puamana, which included daughters Mihana and Aima and a niece, Luana,
which played for many years at the popular and atmospheric restaurant, The Willows, in Moilili.
In 1925, Aluli attended boarding school at St. Andrew's Priory. She graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1933. At the UH and Molokai and Washington intermediate schools, she taught home economics.
Later, she became a member of the Annie Kerr Trio, of which her sister, Diane, also was a member. Performing at parties and dances, the trio became one of the top female singing groups in the isles.
She was married to the late Nane Aluli. They had six children. Later in life, Aluli became involved in real estate sales while remaining active in church and community activities.
Aunty Irmgard passed away on October 4, 2001, just two months after she was honored as a living treasure by
the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club. In 1998, Aluli was inducted into the Hawaii Music Hall of Fame, the
same year she was honored with the Hoku's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kahauanu Lake of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame called Aunty Irmgard a one of a kind who cannot be