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Sharon Helga Corr MBE (born 24 March 1970, Dundalkmarker Irelandmarker) is a musician and member of the Irish pop-rock band The Corrs. She plays the violin, piano, guitar, and sings backing vocals.

Sharon Corr began learning the violin when she was 6 years old. Her sister Caroline Corr was originally meant to learn it but was not interested, so Sharon took lessons instead. 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 Hospitalmarker in Newcastle, 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 latter of which was used as theme music for the television miniseries of the same name.

2009

On 15 July 2009, Sharon appeared on This Morning, having been booked by host Philip Schofield via Twitter to confirm the release of a new solo single and album. (She was subsequently picked up from the studio and transported to Heathrow airport in a Lexus hybrid car driven by actor Robert Llewellyn, who filmed the journey for his web-based television show, Carpool).

The album comprised a number of self-penned tracks, 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 of the Corrs albums. The first single, "It's Not a Dream", was released on 29 August Ireland and 31 August in the UK, with appearances at Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, and a number of other European music festivals.

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

In the first week of December 2009, Sharon chose her 'Tracks Of The Years' on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 program; the tracks she chose were:
Monday: Simon and Garfunkel- 'Mrs Robinson' and Lou Reed- 'Walk On The Wild Side'
Tuesday: Bronski Beat- 'Smalltown Boy' and Neil Young- 'Old Man'

Personal life

In 2001 Corr married Belfastmarker barrister Gavin Bonnar. They met when she was shooting the video for "Runaway". They had their first child, a boy named Cathal (Cal) Robert Gerard Bonnar, on 31 March 2006. Corr gave birth to their second child, a girl named Flori Jean Elizabeth Bonnar on the 18 July 2007.

Other recordings

As well as "No Frontiers" with Caroline Corr, Sharon sings "Dimming of the Day" and the demo version of "Goodbye". In 1999 she recorded violin parts for the Jean Michel Jarre track "Rendez-vous à Paris" which was released in 2000 on the album, Metamorphoses.

She also recorded two tracks in 2008 with the Welsh operatic singer Bryn Terfel, and "Amarrado a Ti" with the Spanish singer Alex Ubago in 2009.

Discography

With The Corrs

Albums



Compilation albums



Live albums



Solo career

Albums

  • 2010: It's Not a Dream


Singles



Guest appearances



References



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