The Corrs: 'It was joyous to sing for Mandela'
Andrea and Caroline Corr tell Barry Egan about playing for Mandela, and remember meeting a man with 'humour in his eyes'
Andrea and Caroline Corr, of onetime Irish super-group The Corrs, will never forget the times they spent with Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 2003.
"Just meeting him was extraordinary," recalls Caroline. "I think he took joy out of everything. Actually, he had knowledge of our music and he said how much he enjoyed it. He talked a lot about friendship and kindness."
"He is truly the most inspiring man to me and I feel beyond lucky and honoured to have been in his presence. It was very moving to sing for him . . . But absolutely joyous at the same time. He danced to our music!" Andrea says, referring to the famous occasion in Galway in June 2003 when Mandela stood up and bopped to The Corrs performing onstage.