- Pics & Vids
- 24 Mar 20
To celebrate the 50th birthday of Sharon Corr, we go through the photographs of her early days with The Corrs, one of the most international Irish bands that the Emerald Isle has ever exported, with over 40 million albums sold worldwide and their
second album, Talk On Corners, being the best selling UK album of 1998.
One of our favourites of the Dundalk born musician is her photoshoot with photographer Mark Nixon for the Hot Press cover story. Nixon shares some bits of the experience in his personal blog, “we had such a laugh together, I was flirting like mad with her to get her to open up and give me a real expression and at one stage I said, "Sharon, you're laughing just a little too hard at my attempts to woe you, you're going to give me a complex to go with all my other ones, what's so funny about 'you know you want to???'".
He continues, “her brother Jim Corr was in my backing band for a little while during my music days and I remember asking him if he wanted to form a band together. He said no, he was working on something with his sister, which was Sharon! So I told her, it was all her fault that I'm here and she's there and it should have been me and Jim!”.
Sharon Corr took folk to another level with her fiddle and harmonies in a band that made elegant and comforting pop out of traditional Irish music. Corr was a coach on the RTÉ talent show The Voice of Ireland and recorded two solo albums, Dream of You and The Same Sun. She’s now currently living in Madrid, from where she shared her experience during the Covid-19 outbreak in the Spanish capital during a video chat with Ryan Tubridy for The Late Late Show last week.