The Pigtown Fling on Irish TV tonight

September 26, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Tonight at 8:30PM (Irish time) airs on RTE One a TV show called “The works”.
Boxer Andy Lee will talk about the Pigtown Fling. This is a 30min show that includes a lot of various reports. So The Pigtown Fling part should not be that long… well, we’ll see !

Not living in Ireland or not receiving this channel ?
Not a problem :  you all remember how to watch the streaming on the internet like we did for “The Voice of Ireland” thanks to Irishsoul from Italy. Yes her great work still is online and works fine. You have then no excuse for not watching / recording tonight’s show.

Watch the streaming by clicking HERE

Sources: The Pigtown Fling Facebook, RTE ONE, Irishsoul

The Pigtown Fling next saturday’s concert now SOLD OUT

September 18, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Pigtown Fling next saturday’s concert now SOLD OUT  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

The committee of The Pigtown Fling announced yesterday on their facebook that The Pigtown Fling gig coming this saturday has now completely sold out. The album on CD is ready and will be given for free at the venue. All the artists and team look forward to seeing you this Saturday (september 20) at the Crescent Hall Limerick. Doors are at 7.30pm with the gig starting at 8pm sharp.

Things are definitely going really well for this musical project. Two days ago Noel wrote on his Tumblr account it was great to be sitting at home listening to one of the tracks on the Radio. There were a lot of media appearances these last weeks in the press, radio and even on Irish TV where “The launch of the Pigtown Fling” aired this evening (Sept 17) on Sky 191.

No doubt there will be more media appearances after the show. So who’s going? If you are, don’t hesitate to send us live reports and/or pictures of the show, poster, setlist, crowd, venue, ticket, the limited edition CD or anything else that you can judge interesting it’s up to you, we may publish that here.

2014.09.20 Limerick Post Noel Hogan Kenneth Rice

In the meantime Noel is appearing this coming weekend in the Limerick Post Newspaper (to be published on September 20) and in 2 different categories. You can already read the online edition by clicking this link or the digital edition by clicking this other link. (page 55 and page 86)

Sources: Noel Hogan Tumblr, The Pigtown Fling Facebook, Limerick Post

Inauguration of the Polish Presidency 2011: new HD video for sharing

September 11, 2014  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

About a year and a half one of our reader Piotr from Poland sent us the HD 1080 video of Dolores performing for the Inauguration of the Polish Presidency on July 1st 2011. If you don’t know anything about this show you can have more information in our Promo Performances pages. At the time the video was uploaded in 4 parts and for some reason one of them was corrupted and we never succeeded to see it.

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This week we recontacted Piotr and he still has it in his collection and agreed to re-send/re-upload it. He not only agreed to share it with us but also agreed to share it with the world and gave us permission to spread his direct link so here we go. It is the complete performance, it is about 410 Mo and it really worth it, enjoy: Read More

2 New interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on

September 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on 2 New interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on  |  by Axl  |  Other News

More media for The Pigtown Fling: as just announced on their Facebook Noel Hogan and Eoin Devereux will be interviewed on Limerick Today on September 9. Interview airs at 11:25am on Limerick’s LIVE95FM

Second thing to mention today is an interesting interview published on with the famous cartoonist The Hand well known in the world of The Cranberries and who recently drew new portraits of Dolores and The Cranberries as we reported here. He also posted still on his Facebook this new drawing for Dolores’ birthday.

2014.09.06 The Hand

Quite unfortunately the interview is in Italian (obviously!) so if like most of us you don’t understand a word you can use an internet browser like google chrome and put the address of the page inside and if you have a recent version of chrome a (not so bad) translation in your language may appear. Thanks chrome and thanks to cranberriesitalia.

The Pigtown Fling officially launched and going well !!

September 6, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Last tuesday, september 02, was the official launch of The Pigtown Fling, a major musical project to develop a sustainable music industry in Limerick.
To celebrate this, a special event was organized at The Blind Pig bar restaurant located on Thomas Street in Limerick. For obvious reason this could not happen anywhere else !

2014.09.02 TPF launch 1

An invitation was posted a few days before the event on the official facebook account of The Pigtown Fling and everyone reading was invited and welcome for a lunchtime gathering between 01:00 and 02:30pm. Some of the artists were there and things were quite simple : there was food, drinks, a mic on its stand and a promotional poster for background. Noel Hogan (producer) as well as John Greenwood (creator and director) and Eoin Devereux spoke to the guests to explain what the concept of this album was all about. Rest of the time seemed like a long and pleasant meet and greet. You can see some of the pictures below and something like 25 more on their facebook. Some of you will discover the new (well… not so new) beard look of Noel. Isn’t he cool !

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About the music itself, to this day we can discover 4 songs on a total of 17 that will appear on the coming CD. During august, 2 songs have officially surfaced : “In My House” and “Hide & Creep“. Those 2 tunes airplayed on a few Irish radio (ClareFM, TippFM, 8 Radio…) and have been posted on the internet as well. The reaction so far has been positive. Since then a 3rd song called “Peppermint Love” and a 4th song called “February 13th” were posted last week and yesterday (respectively) on the internet . All these 4 samples are also gathered on a promo CD whose Noel posted a picture on his Tumblr account the same day as the official launch.

2014.09.02 TPF promo cd

Media coverage seems quite good too even if still local for now. You can find 2 different articles in the Limerick Leader, one published on august 30 called “Sounds of The Pigtown Fling” a story according to Noel and the other published today called “Musical legacy project brings together 47 great performers” a report about the launch event at The Blind Pig bar.

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Dont’ forget this over a year of workshops project will culminate in a showcase gig at The Crescent Hall in Limerick on september 20. Just for this show CD is given free when purchasing a ticket.

Sources: Noel Hogan Tumblr, The Pigtown Fling facebook, Darren Ryan Photography

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