Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Didn’t need to listen to the radio for all the hits

Opening for Sharon Corr in the main room at the O2 Academy Islington was Mike Dignam. A little surprisingly, the venue wasn't sold out, with the mezzanine level not needed to accommodate the crowd.

Much of Mike’s set was inspired by his recent experiences in Kavos – his banter with the growing audience witty lyrics warmed them up nicely for the main act…

Having enjoyed Andrea Corr’s solo gig at Union Chapel – where she was joined briefly by Sharon, my expectations where high, and Sharon meet them from start to finish.

The highlight of the evening was when Sharon was joined on stage for Mna Na Hereann by the legendary Jeff Beck - at some points it was hard to tell if the wonderful sound was emanating from Sharon's fiddle or Jeff's guitar. There were certainly goose bumps caused by the wonderful music…
From Sharon Corr 2011
The night was a great mix of covers, traditional Irish tunes, Corr’s hits and tracks from Sharon’s current album Dream Of You. A blend that worked very well and had the audience engaged and in good voice.

I’ve yet to see the Corrs as a group live – having seen both Sharon and Andrea put on great shows – I can only imagine that the combined four members of Corrs put on an excellent performance.
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