The Corrs wow Belfast audience during sell-out comeback show
DESPITE an overturned lorry on the M2 and storm Gertrude reminding us all that winter is here with a vengeance, The Corrs played to a packed out SSE arena in Belfast.
And the gig was not one of those pretend sell outs where the stage takes up most of the arena either as people came in their droves to hear the Dundalk siblings.
Caroline Corr played a solo as an introduction and the quartet opened with "I do what I want" from their latest album White Light.
This was followed by Give Me A Reason from their worldwide hit album In Blue.
It took Andrea a minute to be able to say anything to the audience as the applause continued much longer than she anticipated.
The raven-haired sister announced it was the last night of the tour and encouraged the crowd to sing and dance along.
The encouragement was unnecessary as this was one enthusiastic audience.
Fan favourites "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" and "What Can I Do" had the crowd singing and swaying along.
Andrea thanked people for travelling from Hong Kong, Germany and Dundalk.
She told the enthralled audience "now we're about to get really Irish" and then played Lough Erin Shore on the fiddle tune whistle and bodhran.
When the first few chords of "Runaway" were played, the sheer joy from the audience was louder than the winds of Storm Gertrude.
Everyone sang along and Andrea glowed smiling and giggling at the volume from the crowd.
When the cheers finally stopped after the last "with you" was sang, Andrea simply said "Speechless".
It was clear that playing together is what makes The Corrs happy and they looked to be in their element playing their new and old songs, their own material and trad.
It is a pleasure to see people both embrace and expand what Irish culture is and enjoy themselves while they are at it.