The Corrs

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The Corrs
Origin Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Genres Folk rock, pop rock
Years active 1990–2006 (on hiatus)
Labels 143, Lava, Atlantic
Website www.thecorrswebsite.com
Members
Andrea Corr
Caroline Corr
Sharon Corr
Jim Corr

The Corrs is a folk pop rock band from Ireland. There are three sisters and one brother in the quartet. They became popular in the late 1990s.

The group[change | change source]

They were all born in Dundalk, Republic of Ireland, the children of Gerry and Jean Corr.

Jim Corr[change | change source]

Jim Corr (born 31 July 1964) is the oldest member of the group. He mainly plays the guitar, but he can also play the on the keyboards and the piano.

Sharon Corr[change | change source]

Sharon Corr (born 24 March 1970) plays the violin, keyboards, and does backing vocals and vocals on her own (vocals means "singing").

Caroline Corr[change | change source]

Caroline Corr, (born 17 March 1973) plays the drums, the "percussion", the bodhran, the piano, and also does backing vocals.

Andrea Corr[change | change source]

Andrea Corr (born 17 May 1974) plays the tin whistle and does the lead vocals.

Early history[change | change source]

The Corrs created themselves in 1991 to try to get in the movie The Commitments. Jim, Sharon, and Caroline got a small part as musicians, while Andrea got a speaking part as Sharon Rabbitte, sister of the main character. It was while they were trying out for this movie that they were noticed by their manager, John Hughes.

Their music has been released through Atlantic Records, a music company.

Their first album, Forgiven, Not Forgotten, was most popular in Australia. They then did another album called Talk On Corners, which was very popular in Ireland and Britain.

Albums released[change | change source]

  • Home 2005
  • Borrowed Heaven 2004
  • VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live In Dublin 2002
  • The Best Of The Corrs 2001
  • In Blue 2000
  • The Corrs Unplugged 1999
  • Talk On Corners 1998
  • Forgiven, Not Forgotten 1995

DVDs they have been on[change | change source]

  • Best Of The Corrs 2002
  • Live In London 2001
  • Live At Lansdowne Road 2000
  • Unplugged 2000
  • Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2000

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