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The Corrs
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Background information
Origin Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Genres Folk rock, pop rock
Years active 1990–2005; 2015
Labels 143, Lava, Atlantic
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 very popular in the late 1990s.

The group

(L-R) Sharon, Andrea and Jim Corr in concert

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

Jim Corr

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

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

Caroline Corr

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

Andrea Corr

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

Early history

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

  • Jupiter Calling (2017)
  • White Light (2015)
  • Home (2005)
  • Borrowed Heaven (2004)
  • The Best Of The Corrs (2001)
  • In Blue (2000)
  • Talk on Corners (1998)
  • Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995)

DVDs they have been on

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

See also

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