Caroline Corr

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Caroline Corr
MBE
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Caroline singing in the Borrowed Heaven tour. Due to her pregnancy in the photo, Jason Duffy took over the drums and she moved to percussion and piano which she claimed would be easier for her as the months progressed.
Background information
Birth name Caroline Georgina Corr
Born (1973-03-17) 17 March 1973 (age 41)
Origin Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Genres Pop, rock, Celtic
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, bodhrán, percussion, tambourine, piano, vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels 143, Lava, Atlantic, Warner Music Group
Associated acts The Corrs
Website www.thecorrswebsite.com
Notable instruments
Yamaha 30th Anniversary Champagne
Remo Drum Heads
Zildjian Cymbals
Brendan White bodhrán

Caroline Georgina Corr (born 17 March 1973), affectionately called the "Chick with Stick" is an Irish singer and drummer for the Celtic folk rock band The Corrs. In addition to the drums, Caroline also plays the bodhrán, percussions and piano. The Corr siblings were appointed honorary MBEs in 2005, in recognition of their music and charitable work which has raised money for the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, victims of the Omagh Bombing and other charities.[1]

Biography[edit]

Caroline was born in Dundalk, County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, 50 miles north of Dublin, to Jean and Gerry Corr. She was brought up in a Catholic household. Caroline has three siblings: an elder sister Sharon Corr, elder brother Jim Corr and a younger sister Andrea Corr. She was sent to the same school, Dun Lughaidh Convent, as her sisters. Caroline used to work at McManus's, her aunt's pub, in Dundalk together with her sisters. Caroline and Sharon sang No Frontiers, a cover of the Mary Black song.

Her parents played ballads and folk tunes in local bands, and formed their own band called "Sound Affair". Jean sang and Gerry played the keyboards and they performed covers of songs by various famous bands. Caroline and her siblings were exposed to music from a very young age, and travelled with Jean and Gerry to gigs in the family estate car.

Caroline was taught the piano by her father Gerry at a very early age like her other siblings. She also learnt the bodhrán by watching videos of traditional Irish musicians playing it.

She performed No Frontiers, a cover of a Jimmy MacCarthy song, on The Corrs Unplugged along with her sister Sharon.

Career[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Corr married Frank Woods[citation needed], her boyfriend of many years, on 22 August 2002, in Majorca, Spain. Their first child, Jake Gerard, was born on 12 February 2003, and a second, Georgina, on 11 October 2004. This led to Corr taking some time off from the band's activities. On 1 December 2006, Corr gave birth to a girl, Rihann, the couple's third child.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations and remix albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahern, Bertie (2005-11-07). "Award of Honorary MBE to the Corrs". Roinn an Taoisigh. Retrieved 2005-11-09. 

External links[edit]

The Corrs official website