Corina Brouder was born in The Bronx, New York City. As a child, her sister, Christina, spent some time in hospital after a hit and run incident, and Corina and her other siblings started entertaining her recovering sister and the other children in the ward. Eventually the family found themselves in demand to perform at similar venues, and, calling themselves The Spirits of Gilbride, began performing professionally. The group consists of Corina, Christina, Cornelia, Neil and Mary Catherine. Corina and Cornelia do most of the singing and between them the band play keyboards, violin, harp, guitar, drums, tin whistle, bagpipes and accordion. They have performed at the White House, Radio City Music Hall, Disney World, the Trump Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Lincoln Center, Rideau Hall, Yankee Stadium and at concerts and festivals in other parts of the United States, as well as in Ireland and many parts of Europe. The group released an album, two videos and singles for Universal Music, and sang the title track on the European version of The Little Vampire (2000) soundtrack album.