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The Corrs

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The Corrs. Sharon (left), Andrea (front), Caroline, and Jim

The Corrs are a folk rock band from Ireland, consisting of three sisters and one brother from the Corr family, who rose to prominence in the late 1990s.

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History

The Corrs were formed to audition for the 1991 film The Commitments. Jim, Sharon, and Caroline had a small part as musicians, while Andrea got a speaking part as Sharon Rabbitte, sister of the main character. While auditioning for the movie they were noticed by their future manager, John Hughes.

Their music has been released through Atlantic Records, part of the Warner Music Group.

Their first album, Forgiven, Not Forgotten, had its greatest success in Australia and France. They followed this up with Talk On Corners, which was very popular in Ireland and Britain. Both have been certified gold in the United States and the recent In Blue has been certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2004, they released Borrowed Heaven, which has been very popular in Ireland.

They also recorded Canto Alla Vita with Josh Groban for his self-titled album.

Band members

The four core band members were born in Dundalk, Ireland, the children of Gerry and Jean Corr, two musicians.

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

Sharon Corr (born March 24, 1970) plays the violin and backing vocals.

Caroline Corr (born March 17, 1973) plays drums, percussion, bodhrán, piano, backing vocals.

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

Support

The band's usual support musicians are Anto Drennan (lead guitar) and Keith Duffy (bass guitar). From 2004, Duffy's brother Jason Duffy joined on percussion, with Kieran Kiely on accordion and keyboards.

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • "Runaway" 1996 #49 UK Singles Chart
  • "Love To Love You"/"Runaway" 1997 #49 UK
  • "Only When I Sleep" 1997 #58 UK
  • "I Never Loved You Anyway" 1997 #43 UK
  • "What Can I Do (To Make You Love Me)?" 1998 #53 UK
  • "Dreams" 1998 #6 UK
  • "What Can I Do" 1998 #3 UK
  • "So Young" 1998 #6 UK
  • "Runaway" (re-release) 1999 #2 UK
  • "I Know My Love" (Chieftans featuring The Corrs) 1999 #37 UK
  • "Radio" 1999 #18 UK
  • "Breathless" 2000 #1 UK
  • "Irresistible" 2000 #20 UK
  • "Give Me A Reason" 2001 #27 UK
  • "Would You be Happier" 2001 #14 UK
  • "Summer Sunshine" 2004 #6 UK
  • "Angel" 2004 #16 UK
  • "Long Night" 2004 #31 UK

DVDs/Videos

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

References

External links

The Corrs
Andrea | Caroline | Jim | Sharon
Forgiven, Not Forgotten | Talk on Corners | Unplugged | In Blue | The Best of The Corrs | Live in Dublin | Borrowed Heaven
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