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Sharon Corr

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Fans of the mid-nineties soporific pop-rock that was The Corrs will love Sharon Corr. She hasn’t really moved on since her and her siblings’ heyday – it’s telling that she closes her set tonight with a cover of ‘So Young’, otherwise known as “that one Corrs song everyone remembers”. Anyone expecting anything new or exciting will be disappointed: after ten minutes, each of her songs blends into the other to create a kind of background tedium which in itself is probably fairly familiar to Corrs fans. Her violin playing is excellent, and the gig’s redeeming features come in the form of a few danceable songs based on traditional Irish music, but they’re sadly infrequent – a shame, and a thoroughly dull evening.

The Edge Festival at Liquid Room, 20 Aug, 7.00pm (10.15pm), £17.50, fpp n/a.
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