Thursday 19 October 2017

'It was a very special moment, it nearly had me in tears' - Sharon Corr after first gig with siblings in a decade

Revival: The Corrs
Revival: The Corrs
The Corrs during the height of their popularity, a period in which they sold 30 million albums worldwide - Jim, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline

Elaine McCahill

The Corrs reunited for their first gig in 10 years in London this week and Sharon said it made her a bit teary-eyed.

The family band performed at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.

Afterwards, Sharon said it was "very special" to be back together.

"It was great, we had a blast up there, we really enjoyed playing together, the audience were absolutely amazing, they were all singing along to Runaway - which was really a very special moment. It nearly had me in tears," Sharon said.

The group, made up of siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim, took a break in 2005 and are now working on new material.

"We're just finishing a record right now of all new songs that we're really excited about," Andrea told BBC Radio 2.

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The Corrs at their reunion gig in Hyde Park

Fans of the iconic Irish group will be glad to hear that the new record could be released within months.

"Hopefully it's very much present of what we wanted to create right now, but definitely there is some lovely Irish songs we feel are really different to what we've done before, we always incorporate the Irish where we feel is right in the music," Caroline said.

The Corrs during the height of their popularity, a period in which they sold 30 million albums worldwide - Jim, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline
The Corrs during the height of their popularity, a period in which they sold 30 million albums worldwide - Jim, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline

Jim said the "timing was right" for a reunion this year and Sharon added the reaction has been "beautiful".

"People were just begging us to do stuff, which is always a good thing," she added.

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