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Caroline Corr in the White Light Tour.
|Birth name||Caroline Georgina Corr|
|Born||17 March 1973|
|Origin||Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland|
|Genres||Pop, rock, Celtic|
|Instruments||Drums, bodhrán, percussion, tambourine, cajón, piano, vocals|
|Labels||143, Lava, Atlantic, Warner Music Group|
|Associated acts||The Corrs|
|Yamaha 30th Anniversary Champagne
Remo Drum Heads
Brendan White bodhrán
Caroline Georgina Corr (born 17 March 1973), known to fans as the "Chick with Stick", is an Irish singer and drummer for the Celtic folk rock band The Corrs. In addition to the drums, Corr plays the bodhrán, cajón, 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.
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. Corr 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.
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.
Caroline married Frank Woods, 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 her taking some time off from the band's activities. On 1 December 2006, she gave birth to a girl, Ryanne Andrea, the couple's third child.
- 1995: Forgiven Not Forgotten
- 1997: Talk on Corners
- 2000: In Blue
- 2004: Borrowed Heaven
- 2005: Home
- 2015: White Light
Compilations and remix albums
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- "The Corrs tell John Meagher they still find musical harmony but don't always agree on everything else". Belfast Telegraph. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2016.