Jim Corr

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Jim Corr
MBE
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Background information
Birth nameJames Steven Ignatius Corr
Born (1964-07-31) 31 July 1964 (age 54)
OriginDundalk, Louth, Ireland
GenresRock, Celtic, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboard, piano, mandolin, accordion, vocals
Years active1990–present
Associated actsThe Corrs
Websitewww.thecorrswebsite.com www.jimcorr.com

James Steven Ignatius "Jim" Corr, MBE (born 31 July 1964) is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. He is a member of the Irish folk/rock band The Corrs, the other members being his three younger sisters Andrea, Sharon and Caroline. He is also a DJ.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Corr first took guitar lessons in his hometown of Dundalk,[2] a large industrial town in County Louth. Corr plays acoustic and electric guitar as well as piano, keyboard, accordion and singing background vocals. He has also had an active role in the production aspects of all of The Corrs' albums to date, working with David Foster and Olle Romo on two separate albums.

Charity work and recognition[edit]

The Corr siblings were appointed as honorary MBEs in 2005 by Elizabeth II, in recognition of their musical talents and also their charitable work which raised money for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle (where their mother was treated), victims of the Omagh Bombing, The Prince's Trust, and other charities.[3]

Jim and his sisters were also involved in the Live 8 series of concerts, performing at Edinburgh in mid-2005 alongside Bono and other acts such as Annie Lennox, Eddie Izzard and Bob Geldof. He also performed at Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert in South Africa, to help raise awareness of the growing AIDS epidemic in Africa.[citation needed]

Personal views[edit]

Corr is a member of the 9/11 Truth Movement and operates a website on which he writes about the New World Order, including the notion that 11 September, 2001, was an inside job.[4] Following the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011, Corr maintained that bin Laden had actually died 10 years earlier in 2001.[5] At some point in September 2015, all conspiracy related content was removed from his site and the URL began to redirect to the main Corrs website.

Corr endorsed a No vote in the Irish abortion referendum, 2018.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Corr has a son, Brandon, with ex-fiancée Gayle Williamson, a former Miss Northern Ireland.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Corrs, Bono & Westlife Feeling the Summer Buzz..." ShowBiz Ireland. 26 April 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2002. Jim Corr from the famed Irish band will hit the decks alongside one of Ireland's top DJ's Tony Fenton.
  2. ^ "Biography - The Corrs". www.rockdetector.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "The Corrs - The Corrs Receive Mbe Honours" Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ "JimCorr.com".
  5. ^ "Jim Corr: 'Osama Bin Laden has been dead for 10 years'" NME. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Jim Corr Reveals His Stance On The 8th Amendment Ahead Of Referendum". EVOKE.ie. 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  7. ^ "Profile: Jim Corr" Sunday Times. Retrieved 26 May 2011.