Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

The Corrs violin sells for £1,600 for charity

A violin that was custom-built for one of the members of The Corrs has raised £1,600 for Oxfam.
Sharon Corr violin sells for £1,600
A bespoke violin that was made for one of the band members of The Corrs has sold for £1,600 on eBay. The money will go to the charity Oxfam Ireland.

The musical instrument was developed in France for Sharon Corr and is adorned with the tint of the Irish tricolour.

Sharon, who first came to fame in the 90s as part of the classical Irish foursome, is known for her philanthropy and was happy to help out.

She specifically donated the violin to support Oxfam's Make Space campaign, which is asking the public to donate more to its shops.

Speaking to Dundalk Democrat, she said: "It has been living very happily underneath the space where my piano is at home. This violin defines me, and I think anything you identify with like that is very, very special.

"I think if you are going to give something, you should give something that is very special to you because then you are truly giving."

The Corrs have produced five albums in total. Their last record Home was released in 2005 and though still together they are currently on a break.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801218640-ADNFCR Posted on 23 Nov 2011 12:40 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

A stage piano that can recreate the voices of your favourite acoustic pianos, the Kawai MP11-SE

20 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features

13 Oct 2017 15:28
thumbnail

With 1 of only 3 St Vincent Masseduction guitars in the world now in stock at Gear4music make sure you don't miss out on a veritable piece of rock history.

13 Oct 2017 12:31
thumbnail

Able to demonstrate an excellent clarity through your music, the Presonus Eris 3.5 Two-Way Active Speakers are the perfect addition to any home-based studio.

11 Oct 2017 15:40
thumbnail

After an image of Yamaha's Genos Workstation made its way on to the web, the new workstation has set the internet alight with speculation as to its final form.

15 Sep 2017 12:29

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A piano that offers no compromises with either its sound or functionality, the MP7SE is ideal for the professional performer in need of a versatile voice.

20 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

BOSS are celebrating their 40th anniversary in style this year with the Pedal Perks Club, in which users are entitled to various free gifts and prizes.

19 Oct 2017 15:05
thumbnail

Pioneer has released their latest sampler, the Pioneer DJ DJ DJS-1000 Standalone Sampler. With intuitive features, its the ideal companion to the live DJ.

18 Oct 2017 12:29
thumbnail

Presonus introduce the next addition to their line-up, the Faderport 16. With various intuitive features, the Faderport 16 is ideal for the live sound engineer.

17 Oct 2017 12:24
thumbnail

A digital piano that's ideally suited to the intermediate player, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano hosts a number of intuitive features for the developing pianist.

17 Oct 2017 09:32
thumbnail

The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.

16 Oct 2017 14:31