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Caroline Corr
Birth name Caroline Georgina Corr
Born 17 March 1973 (1973-03-17) (age 36)
Origin Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Genres Pop, Rock, Celtic
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, Bodhrán, Tambourine, Piano, Vocals
Years active 1990-present
Labels 143 Records (until 2002)
Lava Records (until 2002)
Atlantic Records
Warner Music Group
Associated acts The Corrs
Website [1]

Caroline Corr MBE (born Caroline Georgina Corr, 17 March 1973, Dundalk, County Louth) is the drummer for the folk-rock band, The Corrs. Caroline is 5'4", the second shortest after Andrea Corr in the band & family. In addition to the drums, Caroline also plays the bodhrán, piano, and occasional backing vocals. The Corr siblings were awarded honorary MBEs in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of their musical talents and also their charitable work which has raised money for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, victims of the Omagh Bombing and other charities. [1]

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Biography

Caroline was born in Dundalk on the east coast of Ireland, which is 50 miles north of Dublin, to Jean and Gerry Corr. She was brought up in a Catholic household. Caroline has an elder sister Sharon Corr, elder brother Jim Corr and a younger sister Andrea Corr. She was sent to the same school, Dun Lughaidh Convent, as her sisters. Caroline used to work at McManus's, her aunt's pub, in Dundalk together with her sisters. Caroline and Sharon sang No Frontiers, a cover of the Mary Black song.

Her parents, Jean and Gerry, played ballads and folk tunes in local bands, and formed their own band called "Sound Affair". Jean sang and Gerry played the keyboards and they performed covers of songs by various famous bands. Caroline and her siblings were exposed to music from a very young age. Even at this stage, little Caroline and her siblings travelled with Jean and Gerry to gigs in the family estate car.

Caroline was taught the piano by her father Gerry at a very early age like her other siblings. She also learnt the bodhrán by watching videos of traditional Irish musicians playing it.

She performed No Frontiers, a cover of Mary Black's song, on the corrs unplugged along with her sister Sharon.

Career

Personal life

Caroline married Frank Woods, her boyfriend of many years, in August 2002, in Majorca, Spain. Their first child, Jake, was born on 12 February 2003, and was joined by a second baby Georgina on 11 October 2004, which led to her taking some time off from the band's activities. On 1 December 2006, Caroline gave birth to a baby girl, the couple's third child, named Rihann. [2]

Discography

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With The Corrs

Albums

Compilations and remix albums

Live albums

References

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