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"The Corrs" is a prominent pop/rock musical group from Ireland. They have sold over 30 million albums and are popular throughout most of the world. The band is basically comprised of three sisters and their brother. The Corrs music often shows strong influences from traditional Celtic music but also from modern pop such as Eagles and The Carpenters.
In their early years The Corrs had performed on tour with musical acts U2, Celine Dion, and the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger has commented "They blew us, the Stones, off our own stage". The band has given command performances before the Queen of England, the Pope and the Nobel Committee, and they were chosen to play at the Live 8 concert in July 2005. Lead singer Andrea occasionally performs duets with U2s Bono . The band's popular concert DVD _Corrs: 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' - St. Patrick's Day March 17, 1998, The (1998) (TV)_ featured guest performer Mick Fleetwood. The Corrs' songs have contributed to several movie soundtracks.
The group's basic lineup is:
Andrea Corr -- lead vocals, tin whistle, main lyricist
Caroline Corr -- drums, bodhrán, piano, vocals
Sharon Corr -- violin, vocals
Jim Corr -- guitars, keyboards, vocals
When performing, the siblings are assisted by: Anthony Drennan, lead guitar, and Keith Duffy, bass guitar.
Their music manager is John Hughes, a musician in his own right who is sometimes referred to as the "fifth Corr".
Hailing from Dundalk, Ireland, the Corrs' parents were musicians who strongly encouraged each of their children to pursue music. The group first performed as a band when they auditioned to play in the musical film 'Commitments, The (1991)'. That movie's musical director, John Hughes, saw potential in the group and became their manager. The Corrs' debut album was "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" (1995), followed by "Talk on Corners" (1997), "In Blue" (2000), "Borrowed Heaven" (2004) and "Home" (2005). Their 1998 cover of Fleetwood Mac's song 'Dreams' was a big hit, and their single 'Breathless' was very popular in 2000.
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