Dolores O’Riordan remembered at The Swans Bar in Ballybricken

December 25, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Swans Bar located in Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland posted yesterday on Facebook a small message to remember “all our loved ones who are no longer with us”… and especially the most iconic one, DoloresWith the message, there is a photo of her performing in the bar. Actually the post includes 2 photos to show the photo hanging on their wall near the Christmas tree.

There is no details about the exact date or even the year. Obviously this was not part of a show nor a showcase nor anything related to Dolores’ job. The bar being located just a few blocks from where most of her family is living, she was probably just singing for local friends and for fun.

Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing and sharing.

Noel Hogan turns 47 today

December 25, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

December 25, 2018
Our thoughts go out to our favorite guitar player on this special day.
Noel Hogan, 47 years old today!

…and a Merry Christmas to everyone… as much as possible on this terrible year.

“Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” feat. the late Dolores O’Riordan (UPDATED)

December 23, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Tomorrow on Irish TV RTÉ One at 6.20pm (Irish time), the series “Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” will include the late Dolores O’Riordan in a Christmas Special. The show dives into the RTÉ archives to rebroadcast some of the very best musical performances over the years.

St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir accompanied by the James Last Orchestra, The Corrs, Colm Wilkinson, Jerry Lee Lewis, the late Dolores O’Riordan and Bring Crosby in conversation with reporter Aine O’Conor in Dublin in 1976 are expected on tomorrow’s show. Monday 24 December 2018. Duration: 60 minutes.

Pat Shortt

Don’t forget to record and share!
And for those outside of Ireland you can watch RTÉ One by clicking this link.


The show rebroadcast a small part of the “Kenny Live” show from December 1993. It was quite easy to guess as that particular “Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” was a Christmas Special and the performance at Kenny Live back in 1993 was recorded a few days before Xmas near a Xmas tree in the TV studio.

Only a small part of the interview and an edited version of Linger were rebroadcast. Unfortunately The Cranberries performance was the very last of the D’Telly show which implies end credits on it 🙁
Also, the image was upscaled to 16:9 instead of the original 4:3 format.

Definitely not the most interesting rebroadcast especially as most of the fans already had the complete appearance in pretty good quality. A small improvement though!
And for those who don’t have it, the original version is still available on YouTube:

“Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand

December 19, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The cartoonist The Hand just released a Rockalendar 2019… and January is for Dolores.
You can order it now on by clicking this link.

Price: €12.36 (plus taxes and shipping)
Format: 43×28 (cm)

Previews on the following link:

WATCH: TC return to Limerick, 1993 video from the RTÉ archives

December 19, 2018  |  Comments Off on WATCH: TC return to Limerick, 1993 video from the RTÉ archives  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Rapturous Reception For The Cranberries 1993″
Following a hugely successful American tour supporting Duran Duran, The Cranberries return to Limerick and receive a Mayoral reception.

Watch the RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 December 1993 now available on the RTÉ Archives website by clicking this link.

On the Cranberries Italia Facebook group, Niall Quinn wrote, “That’s my dad Dolores is talking to at 0.37”
(Actually… the guy receiving an autograph, how cool!) “Dolores O’Riordan remembered by Dave Davies”

December 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on or enlarge screen shot below:

Click this link to read the news concerning the meeting in the restaurant that Dave Davies is talking about. It was on the 31 July 2017.

Rare photos during the recording of Everybody Else

December 15, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great rare photos taken by Anne O’Connor during the recording of Everybody Else and posted by The Cranberries on Instagram yesterday.
[EDIT] Also shared 2 days after on The Cranberries’ Facebook in better quality:

Dolores, Mike, Rob Kirwan

Noel and Stephen Street

Rob Kirwan (on the left with striped tshirt) – Stephen Street (on the right)

This last photo was already posted by Anne O’Connor on Twitter on 15 March 2014 and in color:

WATCH: Tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by Limerick musicians

December 10, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Limerick musicians have combined to record a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan. The video of their rendition of The Cranberries classic song “When You’re Gone” has been posted earlier today on the internet. Some of the artists already appeared at the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute at Dolan’s pub on 5 July 2018. You might even recognize a few more…

Artists featured are:
Anna’s Anchor, Ben Oit, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Carolyn Bourke, Casavettes, Changing Trains, Cruiser, Damien Moore, Delorean Suite, Emma Langford, Fox Jaw, Hedfuzy, Jane Fraser, John Daly, Laura Duff, Limerick Gospel Choir, Mizdrea, My Empire, New Age Messiah, Nova Quartet, Paddy Dennehy, Parliament Square, Peter Hanagan, Point Taken, Post Punk Podge & The Techno Hippies, PowPig, Protobaby, Raging Sons, Randolf & The Crokers, Sarah Dolan, Shane Wixted, Shardborne, The Flag Listeners, The Hitchers, Third Island, Tombz, We Come In Pieces, Windings, Zephire and Zombie Picnic.

From Limerick, a tribute to Dolores


…and featuring a former Cranberries member:

Niall Quinn (center) – The Hitchers

…and Ger O’Riordan, a member of Dolores’ family:

Ger O’Riordan (skull t-shirt) – Zephire

The video is directed and edited by Limerick filmmaker Shane Serrano. All proceeds will go to the MidWest Simon Community.

Sources: Limerick Leader, I Love Limerick

“Angela’s Song” long version now available (UPDATED)

December 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to YouTube user Alfonso MartzG who shared the long version (2:30) of “Angela’s Song”. The guy does not mention the source but the animated short film was released yesterday on Netflix so…

Rest with me
We’ll be warm and free to dream
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Stay with me
Forget the cold streets of Limerick city
Let’s drift away and sing our song
And dream on and on

Lay with me
Let us sing a sweet melody
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one


Source is indeed Netflix. Compared to the RTÉ’s broadcast in 2017, the end credits are now scrolling slowly and we can hear the full version of the song (or more likely, this is the normal speed and RTÉ had deliberately broadcast a speed up version). Anyway this is a Netflix exclusive!

Thanks to irishsoul on Vimeo:


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