Sharon Corr Biography

Sharon Helga Corr (born 24 March 1970, Dundalk, Ireland) is a musician and member of the Irish pop-rock band The Corrs along with elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea. She plays the violin, piano and guitar, and sings backing vocals. She began learning the violin when she was six years old. She has played in national youth orchestras and is qualified to teach the violin.

The Corr siblings were awarded honorary MBEs in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of both their musical talent and their charitable work raising money for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, victims of the Omagh Bombing, and other charities.

Sharon Corr wrote the Corrs hits "So Young", "Radio", "Long Night" and "Goodbye", as well as the instrumentals "Silver Strand" and "Rebel Heart", the last of which was used as theme music for the television miniseries of the same name.


2009–2012: Dream of You

In July 2009, Corr was voted into first place in the Ms Twitter UK competition.

On 15 July 2009, Sharon appeared on This Morning, having been booked by host Phillip Schofield via Twitter, to confirm the release of a new solo single and album. her debut single, "It's Not a Dream", was released on 29 August in Ireland and 31 August in the UK, with appearances at Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, and a number of other European music festivals. The album, Dream of You, was released on 13 September 2010 and comprises a number of self-penned tracks and select covers; Sharon plays violin throughout. She was joined by longtime Corrs' sidemen Anthony (Anto) Drennan on lead guitar, Keith Duffy on bass, and Jason Duffy on drums, with orchestral arrangements by Fiachra Trench, a collaborator on four Corrs' albums.

Corr embarked on the Dream of You Tour on 19 August 2011 in Aberdeen and continued through the UK and Europe, with an Australian leg added in January 2012. On the tour, she introduced a newly written track, "Edge of Nowhere", which will be included on her second album.

2012–present: The Voice of Ireland and second album

Currently, Corr is a coach on The Voice of Ireland.

In an interview with the Maitland Mercury in February 2012, Sharon revealed that she is piecing together her second solo record. "We're going to record it in May and hopefully have it out in September/October." Sharon is taking a new approach with the writing of this record, "Mostly my whole life I've written on my own. Some of the songs I wrote [for The Corrs], like So Young and Radio, I wrote myself. So [for the new album] I've been writing with other people and that's been brilliant."It's brought other angles to my music that perhaps wouldn't have been there."

Corr finnished writting the album in March 2012 and she said it may be called Catch the Moon. The title comes from the idea "of when somebody comes into your life and they utterly change yours, that you would go to any lengths for them... so you would catch the moon."
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