GALLERY: Pictures of the three gorgeous sisters (and their brother)The four beautiful Irish siblings, Andrea, Caroline, Jim and Sharon, have come a long way since starting out 10 years ago. They've had a hand in reshaping traditional Irish music and making it popular throughout the world since their debut in 1995. They've delved in modern pop and now they are revisiting their Irish roots.
The modern-day songs include "My Lagan Love", most famously sung by Sinead O Connor, "Spancill Hill" is a tale about the return of an Irish man to the place where he was born, "Heart like a wheel" has all the ingredients of a great ballad, and "Black is the colour" previously covered by Nina Simone, will definitely be a favourite. "Old Town", a cover of a Thin Lizzy track that flopped in the early nineties, is the only upbeat pop song on the album. Sharon Corr, the second eldest, takes over from her baby sister to sing "Dimming of the Day".
"Old Hag" is the first of two folk instrumentals, the second, "Haste to the Wedding", closes the album and is reportedly one of the group's favourite numbers. Then there are the two traditional Gaelic songs, "Buachhaill on Eirne" which translates as "Boy of Ireland" and "Brid og ni Mhaille" which was written in 1903 and is about a man left heartbroken.
Only the Corrs can make a song written in the early 1900's sound sweetly sexy and pleasantly listenable. Unfortunately if Ireland is not your home then the magic of the Gaelic might be lost on you. Luckily the mix of newer songs make Home universally appealing. - Ashlin Simpson
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