“The Pigtown Fling” on Irish TV tonight

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

Tonight at 8:30 PM (Irish time) airs on RTÉ One a TV show called “The works”. This is a 30 min 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 for “The Voice of Ireland”, thanks to Irishsoul from Italy. Yes her great work still works fine. You have then no excuse for not watching/recording tonight’s show.

Watch the streaming by clicking HERE (link no longer available)

“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 in Limerick, Ireland. Doors open at 7.30 PM with the gig starting at 8:00 PM 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 Sky191.

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 photos 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.

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 ePaper edition (pages 55 and 86) by clicking this other link.

T.P.F. Producer N.H. discusses arrangements with Kenneth Rice

limerickpost.ie

Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 55

Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 86

Inauguration of the Polish Presidency 2011 – HD VIDEO

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

A year and a half ago, one of our readers, Piotr from Poland, sent us the HD 1080 video of Dolores performing for the “Inauguration of the Polish Presidency” on July 1, 2011 recorded on TVP HD. The video was uploaded in 4 parts and for some reason one of them was corrupted and we never succeeded to watch it.

This week we recontacted Piotr and he agreed to re-send/re-upload it. He 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 MB and it really is worth it, take a look at the 2 screen caps below if you have any doubts.
Enjoy!

DIRECT LINK HERE

This special performance with the symphonic orchestra really is one of a kind and this is maybe the first time most of us will see it in HD. If like us you like this video maybe take a minute to thank Piotr by leaving a word (in the “leave a reply” below) or just a thank you and in Polish please… or not!

Screen captures from the HD 1080 video

2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it

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

More medias for “The Pigtown Fling”: Noel Hogan and Eoin Devereux will be interviewed on “Limerick Today” on September 9th. The interview airs at 11:25 AM on LIVE95FM
Source: TPF Facebook

Another interview, this time with the famous cartoonist The Hand, was published on Cranberriesitalia.it. Obviously it is in Italian but “Google Translation” works pretty well on this one!

cranberriesitalia.it

Well known in the world of The Cranberries, The Hand recently drew new portraits of The Cranberries and Dolores as reported here. He also just posted on Facebook a brand new drawing for Dolores’ birthday:

Happy Birthday dear Dolores

“The Pigtown Fling” officially launched… and going well!

September 5, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Last Tuesday, September 2nd, 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”, a bar restaurant located on Thomas Street in Limerick. For obvious reason this could not happen anywhere else!

The chef Pig at the bar

An invitation was posted a few days before the event on The Pigtown Fling Facebook and everyone was welcome for a lunchtime:

Invitation

Some of the artists were there and things were quite simple: some 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 Pr. Eoin Devereux spoke to the guests to explain what the concept of this album was all about. The rest of the time seemed like a long and pleasant meet and greet.

Below, some of the photos of the event. Some of you will discover Noel’s new look (well… not so new now), cool beard isn’t it. And there are 25 more photos posted on The Pigtown Fling Facebook.

Noel Hogan, John Greenwood, Pr. Eoin Devereux

About the music itself, to this day we can discover 4 songs out of 17 that will appear on the coming CD. On 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. (Soundcloud links no longer available)

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 on John Greenwood’s Soundcloud . (links no longer available)
All these 4 samples are gathered on a Promo CD whose Noel posted a picture on Tumblr on Sept. 2nd:

The Pigtown Fling Promo CD

Media coverage seems quite good too even if quite local for now. Here are 2 different articles in the Limerick Leader, one published on August 30th entitled “Sounds of The Pigtown Fling” (a story according to Noel) and the other one published today Sept. 5th entitled “Musical legacy project brings together 47 great performers” (a report about the launch event at The Blind Pig bar).

Limerick Leader – August 30, 2014

Limerick Leader – September 5, 2014

Dont’ forget this “over a year of workshops project” will culminate in a showcase gig at Crescent Hall in Limerick on September 20th.

The Cranberries Press