Anyone who’s ever visited Ireland understands that music is deeply rooted in the country’s culture – whether that music is performed on the largest concert stage, down at the local bar or even just at family singalongs that break out just for the craic. There’s no doubting Irish people have an inherent passion for timeless songs, so it makes perfect sense that the best Irish musicians have enhanced the Emerald Isle’s rich heritage with music that touches the hearts of people the world over.
Best Irish Musicians: 10 Shining Talents From The Emerald Isle
10: The Corrs
Hailing from Dundalk, in County Louth, The Corrs consist of four multi-instrumental siblings (Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim) and, since their formation in 1990, they’ve seamlessly fused traditional Irish music with rock and pop, resulting in global sales of over 40 million albums. Going platinum nine times over in the UK alone, their second album, Talk On Corners, became the UK’s best-selling title of 1998, while The Corrs are one of only a handful of acts to have held the top two positions simultaneously in the UK album charts, when, in 1997, Talk On Corners hit No.1 and their debut album, Forgiven, Not Forgotten, occupied the No. 2 slot. The group took a lengthy hiatus to raise families in 2005, but returned in style with two albums, White Light (2015) and Jupiter Calling (2017), which have cemented their reputation among Ireland’s brightest talents.
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