We spoke to The Corrs' frontwoman about her festive new release.
Irish star Andrea Corr is embracing the festive season with the surprise release of a selection of Christmas songs. Her EP - entitled simply Christmas Songs - was released earlier this week (Nov. 25) and features the time-honoured classics Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, O Holy Night and In The Bleak Mid-Winter.
Andrea Corr - Christmas Songs EP
The EP also includes an original song called Begin Again. Written by Andrea, there's more than a touch of The Corrs' classic style to this new tune.
The Commitments was released 25 years ago and to celebrate the cult release, a special edition DVD and Blu-ray is now being released.
Jimmy Rabbitte is a Dubliner who's always had a dream to start a band and make it big. Deciding to act on his dreams, Jimmy puts out an ad for musicians in the area looking to share in his idea. After many unsuccessful auditions, Jimmy is tired out for watching terrible wannabe musicians and decides that he's going to start a band with his friends, whilst he acts as their manager.
He recruits a number of people, Deco Cuffe who has the perfect voice to front a soul band; Outspan Foster to play guitar; Steven Clifford to play the piano; Dean Fay to play the saxophone; bassist Derek Scully, drummer Billy Mooney, and three backup singers who are all girls: Bernie McGloughlin, Natalie Murphy and Imelda Quirke. The lineup is finally complete when they meet Joey 'The Lips' Fagan who might be much older than the other guys in the band but he plays the trumpet and has a years of experience playing with some of the people Jimmy most looks up to.
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Andrea Corr of The Corrs performing live at Kew The Music 2016 held in London, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th July 2016
Andrea Corr - The Corrs performing live on stage at the Genting Arena, Birmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Tuesday 19th January 2016
Andrea Corr - A fresh-faced Andrea Corr spotted wearing a see-through navy top, grey jeans, and Crocs sandals walking past The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 28.07.14. - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 28th July 2014
Andrea Corr with kids Jean & Brett - Andrea Corr spotted pushing her daughter Jean & baby boy Brett in a double-buggy outside the Gaiety Theatre the day before her 40th birthday... - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 16th May 2014
Andrea Corr - Irish singer Andrea Corr gets into a cab in Donnybrook, Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Date of birth
17th May, 1974