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Don't write off the Corrs, insists Andrea

Andrea Corr has hit back at claims that the family band has split up for good.

The brunette beauty, who has a new album, Lifelines, has revealed how she sometimes pines for her Corrs bandmates when performing solo.

Andrea, who is married to billionaire heir Brett Desmond, has denied that she and her siblings Caroline, Jim and Sharon have gone their separate ways for good. "There was no demise of the Corrs," she said. "We are just doing individual things right now. I love acting, particularly theatre, but I feel blessed I can do both at the moment."

Andrea (36) went her own way in 2005 to pursue her acting career and solo singing projects while her two sisters also started their families.

"It's very different being on my own. I miss my family with me," Andrea continued.

Since taking time out from the band, she has been involved in a variety of projects, including appearing in Jane Eyre in the Gate Theatre as well as a stint in Brian Friel's Dancing At Lughnasa.

She also released her first solo album, Ten Feet High, in 2007, which met with a mixed reaction from critics.


She's now keeping her fingers crossed for charts success with Lifelines, which will be released on May 30 and sees her collaborating with Brian Eno and John Reynolds.

"Before recording this album I was doing different things, like learning French and acting, when I met John Reynolds. I had become a little disillusioned not so much with music, but with aspects of the music industry," she continued.

"I decided to step away from music until I was interested again. But it is funny that sometimes when you let go of something, it pulls you right back".

She said she's now looking forward to getting back on the road with a new tour and performing to her fans in two months time, with four dates in Glasgow, London and Birmingham.