Wednesday 26 July 2017

Corrs' fiddler Sharon gets ready for solo run and tour

Sharon Corr. Photo: Scott Barbour, Getty Images
Sharon Corr. Photo: Scott Barbour, Getty Images

While The Corrs take an extended break, fiddle-player Sharon is currently recording her first solo album and preparing to go out on the road with a backing band this summer.

Contrary to erroneous reports elsewhere last week that drummer Caroline was planning to record and tour, The Diary can officially confirm that it is actually Sharon who is flexing her musical muscles.

"Sharon wrote 20 songs for the album and is in the middle of picking and recording the best ones," says the Corrs' agent Barry Gaster.

"It will be released later this year and she is also busy putting a band together to tour musical festivals from May to September.

"I don't know where the report that it was Caroline came from, but it was very wrong.

"Sharon will be singing lead vocals as well as playing the violin and the music will feature some pop/rock and traditional influences.

"She's really delighted with the progress so far," says Mr Gaster.

"She's raring to go."

Mum-of-two Sharon is married to barrister Gavin Bonner and they divide their time between Dublin and Belfast.

She has already confirmed appearances at several major festivals including Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight, the Savona festival in Italy, as well as more gigs in Holland, France and Spain.

A major Irish appearance will be announced in the coming weeks.

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