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The Corrs hope to keep on making music into their old age

Caroline, Andrea, Jim and Sharon Corr at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Picture by Chris Radburn, Press Association
Eleanor Bley Griffiths, Press Association

THE Corrs have joked that they could follow in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones - and keep making music well into their old age.

Dundalk siblings Andrea, Jim, Caroline and Sharon Corr are back together after a decade away from the limelight.

Having released new album White Light, they are mid-way through a world tour - and in June they will headline summer concert series Nocturne at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Looking three decades into the future, lead singer Andrea (41),joked: "Instead of a tour bus, we'll have an ambulance and defibrillators.

"We'll do the concert seated the whole time, some of us from the bed."

The Rolling Stones, led by 72-year-old Sir Mick Jagger, are still going strong after over 50 years and have just finished a tour of Latin America.

She also highlighted another "amazing" singer: "Madonna, still flying. I mean, God knows, she might do it at 70."

"Which is so inspiring," drummer Caroline (43), added.

The four siblings took 10 years away from making music together to focus on starting families.

The Corrs now have eight children between them, who are "so excited" to see their parents play together, Jim said.

"The first time they got to see us perform together was in Hyde Park," the 51-year-old recalled.

"We played to 60,000 people and we had them over the right hand side of the stage, and they were just so excited. It finally dawned on them that this is what their mammies and daddies did for a living."

Sharon (46) added: "My kids just had no idea. I mean they just had no idea.

"They'd see the odd video and they'd go, 'Oh that's a bit odd.' And they really didn't have any idea, and they don't understand until they actually see you perform.

"It's really nice for us that they get to see us as well, because I think it would have been a shame if they had never seen us play together, you know?"

Caroline said: "And I think it's hard on parents, and especially if you're a stay-at-home mum, and you know that you had a life before and that your children never get to really acknowledge that or know that other side of you.

"And I think it's kind of just great for the children to know that you did reach for your dreams, so perhaps they could be inspired to do the same."

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