Born On This Day, 1973 – Caroline Corr, Drummer for The Corrs

Caroline Georgina Corr was born on the 17 March 1973, on St. Patrick’s Day (national day of Ireland) in Dundalk, County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, 50 miles north of Dublin. Caroline is known to fans as the “Chick with the Stick”. She is an Irish singer and drummer for the Celtic folk-rock band The Corrs. In addition to the drums, Corr plays the bodhrán, cajón, percussions and piano.

Corr has four siblings: an older sister Sharon Corr, older brother Jim Corr and a younger sister Andrea Corr. 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. The violin was originally intended for Caroline to play but she showed no interest and instead Sharon took up violin lessons. Caroline learned to play the drums with the help of a former boyfriend who gave her lessons.

The Corrs is an Irish family band that combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes. The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle, ukulele), Sharon (violin, keyboards, vocals), Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhrán, vocals) and Jim (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals).

The Corrs have released seven studio albums and numerous singles, which have reached Platinum in many countries, and have sold 40 million albums worldwide. Talk on Corners, their most successful album to date, reached multi-Platinum status in Australia, and in the UK it was the highest selling album of the year.

Studio albums:

Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995)

Talk on Corners (1997)

In Blue (2000)

Borrowed Heaven (2004)

Home (2005)

White Light (2015)

Jupiter Calling (2017)

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