Narrated By: Andrea Corr
Duration: 4 hours and 46 minutes
What to expect
Andrea Corr’s Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir.
In part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her siblings through the music industry; in part, a meditation on family, on music, and on creativity; and, in part, a shout-out for love and for hope.
Illustrated with personal photographs and with original poems interspersed throughout the text, this is a very personal – at times very funny, at times deeply moving – book from an iconic figure in popular music.
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Winner of the Irish Book Awards’ Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
- ‘Andrea Corr’s memoir is an oddly lyrical, sometimes stream-of-consciousness, work of brilliance. … Sweet, sad, but ultimately inspiring…’ – Hot Press
- ‘Very intimate, very touching, very emotionally engaging and very thoughtful.’ – Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio 1
- ‘To my eye, to my reading, it’s a work of art. A very honest memoir. A beautiful book.’ – Pat Kenny, Newstalk
- One of Joseph O’Connor’s books of the year: ‘the work of a writer with a real feeling for language and the nuances of a story’ – Sunday Independent
- ‘A singular voice that tells a tale both frighteningly honest and funny.’ –Liam Collins, Sunday Independent
- ‘A book that I really, really enjoyed – and that I was surprised by. It’s quite a literary memoir, … an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of her beloved father … a reflection on a journey with her siblings that most of us can’t even imagine through the music industry. It’s also musings and meditations on family, creativity and music. There’s a lot of love in it, and a lot of hope. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. … [Corr has] a really unique voice.’ – Róisín Ingle, Irish Times Women’s Podcast
- ‘This is enthralling, different perhaps from anything I have read, imbued with a singular style, an honesty that captures the joy and sorrow of growing up in a family at once ordinary and unique. … Corr has dug so deeply into her own life that what she has unearthed is frighteningly honest, funny and unique… what can only be described as an unconsciously literary work.’ – Sunday Independent LIFE Magazine
- ‘The writing is frequently opaque, impressionistic, self-conscious, self-deprecating, wry, witty.’ – Irish Times
- ‘Moving’– Woman’s Way