- 09 Nov 05
The Corrs were at the British Embassy in Dublin today to receive an Honorary Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) from the British Ambassador, Stewart Eldon.
Made by the Queen, the award is in recognition of the band’s “outstanding contribution to the music industry and of their charitable contributions.”
Says the Ambassador: “I’m delighted that The Corrs’ immense musical contribution has been highlighted in this way. I’m sure their many fans around the world will be delighted to hear that they’re getting the recognition they so richly deserve.”
Along with the small matter of selling 30 million albums, The Corrs have played fundraising shows for Freeman’s Hospital in Newcastle, victims of the Omagh bombing, the Prince’s Trust, AIDS awareness, and Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign.
They also got to meet Her Maj in 2002 when they played the Jubilee Party At The Palace.
Fans will also be interested to hear that we have a major interview with Andrea in the next issue of Hot Press.