Sinéad O’Connor to record “No Need To Argue” (track) – (UPDATED)

September 22, 2019  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Sinéad O’Connor will be recording “No Need To Argue” (track) tomorrow for a tribute album to Dolores in aid of Pieta House (Irish non-profit organisation that provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress) .
The singer announced it on Twitter earlier today:


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 26

Sinéad O’Connor published another tweet today regarding the recording of the song:

…and just a few minutes after she posted a second tweet (well… no comment!)

REVIEW: Dreams Fest 19 – Bruff (co Limerick), Ireland

September 15, 2019  |  Comments Off on REVIEW: Dreams Fest 19 – Bruff (co Limerick), Ireland  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A week has passed since the community of Bruff, co. Limerick, came together to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O’Riordan, who was born and raised in the area.

Here’s our attempt at reviewing the event, as some of the CW members experienced it, starting with a video of the atmosphere in the Bruff streets, where Dolores and The Cranberries music could be heard all weekend:

 

DAY 1

The event was launched with an opening ceremony during which the Morning Star Park of Bruff, where Dolores and her mother Eileen answered Barry Egan’s questions in April 2014, was renamed “Dolores O’Riordan Park”. Former Irish rugby star John Hayes and his wife unveiled a plaque featuring Dolores O’Riordan’s name and Ordinary Day lyrics on the very bench Eileen and Dolores sat in 2014.

See below our video of the ceremony:

The concerts then kicked off with a performance of Dolores’ niece, Noelle O’Riordan, who performed two songs of her own (Hold You Always & Blue Skies) with Kellie Lewis – who we believe needs no introduction anymore – on keyboards before covering Zombie, a capella.

Dolores’ Voice of Ireland protege, Kellie, then took the stage to the greatest pleasure of the audience, notably performing a cover of Dreams, which you can watch below:

The street stage concerts ended with a performance of the brilliant indie rock & electronica influenced 4-piece band from Limerick, Parliament Square, who performed a full set including a cover of When You’re Gone (as well as a really cool cover of David Bowie’s China Girl – which Olé used to cover as well when opening for The Cranberries on their 2017 tour).

The night kept going from 10pm, with concerts taking place in all pubs in the village – Mary Howards’, Clarke’s (where The Acoustic Club was hosting an open mic stage every night), Derry’s and two stages at Clancy’s – making it hard to see all artists performing 😉

Here’s an insight on the atmosphere in the Bruff pubs, as Thick as Thieves performed Zombie on Friday night.

DAY 2

Saturday started with an amazing free outdoor yoga class by Eileen Sheehan Yoga for festival goers to attend in the Convent Gardens, followed by Pranic Healing, the festival being an opportunity to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
One may note that the volunteers from Limerick Suicide Watch were attending the festival, promoting positive mental health over the weekend by the Dolores O’Riordan Park in Bruff.

The festival coordinator, Julianne Hennelly, also presented fans with a wonderful opportunity to gather with her in The Kennedy Rooms’ Church for a singalong, where they could share their love and passion for Dolores & The Cranberries, singing songs such as Carry On, Linger, Dreaming My Dreams, So Cold In Ireland, Iosa, Hollywood…

Main stage concerts on that day were all live streamed on the Dreams Fest 19 facebook page, where performances from Fox Jaw, MIZDREA, The Flag Listeners, Protobaby and Theme Tune Boy are fully available to watch through these links:

Fox Jaw + MIZDREA (feat. Promises at 1:30:03 and Zombie at 1:33:30)

The Flag Listeners + Protobaby + Theme Tune Boy

Here’s our own video of Protobaby’s surprising and amazingly well rendered cover of All Over Now:

As well as an extract from the eagerly expected performance of Theme Tune Boy (feat. Niall Quinn!!!) – which we strongly encourage everyone to watch – who covered A Fast One from The Cranberry Saw Us, something fans could have easily seen coming as Niall Quinn had performed this track when taking part in the “Goodbye Dolores: The Final Episode” podcast from “Coffee With a Sign Painter” released in April 2018 (1:19:30) to say farewell and share memories and music of the Cranberries singer.

Pubs on that night happened to be so crowded for the event that it was actually hard to get in and find a spot!

DAY 3

Sadly, not all shows took place on the main stage on that day, as heavy rain prevented the outdoor celebrations to be able to continue after Xero’s performance.

Performances from Eilis Kennedy & Gerry O’Beirne, Broken Cord, Wild Atlantic Cabaret, Juli Jam and Xero are nonetheless available to watch on the Dreams Fest facebook page:

Eilis Kennedy & Gerry O’Beirne + Broken Cord (feat. Zombie at 1:13:10 and Linger at 1:29:09 ) + The Wild Atlantic Cabaret (feat. When You’re Gone at 2:33:51)

Juli Jam + Xero

Here’s our own video from Juli Jam’s very moving interpretation of In The End:

Before heading to pubs for a last evening of music and celebrations – with, among others, Kellie Lewis performing a full set at Derry’s, or Broken Cord and Laurence Corbett closing the night at Clancy’s – Bruff surprised everyone with a lovely fireworks display outside of Clancy’s, as everyone sang along to Dreams, such a fantastic way to end a very special weekend.

We feel honored to have been privileged to attend such a lovely event. What a very moving weekend, that was all about sharing love for the amazing talent we have lost.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and BIG THANKS to the organizing committee, the local people and artists who gave their free time to give life to this humble event within such a short period of time.

Best of luck to Dreams Fest which will hopefully become an annual event where fans from all over the world can gather to share their passion on such a special and meaningful date with the heartfelt Irish people, who, we believe, made Dolores proud last week!

See you next year, Dreams Fest!

limerickleader.ie “SLIDESHOW: Inaugural Dreams festival honours memory of Dolores O’Riordan”

September 13, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “SLIDESHOW: Inaugural Dreams festival honours memory of Dolores O’Riordan”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article and have a look at 18 photos directly on limerickleader.ie

“Zombie” turns 25 today

September 12, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The single was released 25 years ago today.

And today, Mike Hogan published on his Instagram (story) a very rare behind the scenes photo from the NNTA era. Everyone will recognize the very famous photo shoot (notice the sofa). Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on facebook for sharing.

LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Sunday 8

September 8, 2019  |  Comments Off on LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Sunday 8  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK:

Street Stage

2.30pm – 3.20pm: Eilis Kennedy
3.40pm – 4.30pm: Broken Cord
4.50pm – 5.10pm: Wild Atlantic Cabaret
5.30pm – 6.10pm: JuliJam
6.30pm – 7.20pm: Xero
7.40pm – 8.30pm: Cruiser (CANCELLED, heavy rain)
8.50pm – 10pm: New Age Messiah  (CANCELLED)

PART 1:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Sonntag, 8. September 2019

 

PART 2:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Sonntag, 8. September 2019

LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Saturday 7

September 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Saturday 7  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK

Street Stage

4pm – 4.55pm: Fox Jaw
5.15pm – 6.10pm: Mizdrea
6.30pm – 7.25pm: The Flag Listeners
7.45pm – 8.40pm: Protobaby
8.55pm – 10pm: ThemeTuneBoy (featuring Niall Quinn)

PART 1:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Samstag, 7. September 2019

 

PART 2:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Samstag, 7. September 2019

independent.ie “Seat of Dreams – park bench re-named to honour Dolores O’Riordan at festival”

September 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on independent.ie “Seat of Dreams – park bench re-named to honour Dolores O’Riordan at festival”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on independent.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

New Dolores O’Riordan official website coming soon

September 6, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The new Dolores O’Riordan official website is now up online at http://doloresoriordanofficial.com
There is no content available at the moment, the home page features the below message:

To Dolores – September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Today marks the day you should have turned 48, and like every single day since you spread your wings to fly to another dimension, we miss you.

We have started to understand that nothing will ever ease the pain of this grief.  We will carry this sorrow through our lives.

Nonetheless, we feel it’s time to try embracing the memories, celebrate your life and wonderful legacy, and keep the flame you lit in our hearts alive.

For a year and a half, with broken hearts, our team has been mainly focusing on sharing the articles covering the devastating events, the release of the Everybody Else Is Doing, It, so Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition & that of In The End.

Today, part of our team will be joining the Dreams Fest 19 team in Bruff, co Limerick, to celebrate your music and loving spirit among your loved ones. From then on, we will aim at continuing the database work Cranberries World has been pursuing since 2011, which we hope will honor your life and remarkable career.

We love you, Dolores, and send you our blessings on this special day.

The CW Team

Dreams Fest – 3 days to go!

September 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dreams Fest – 3 days to go!  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

There are three days left before the community of Bruff, co Limerick, gathers to celebrate Dolores’ birthday and life.

As seen on their Facebook page, the town is getting ready for the celebrations.

Banners can be seen all around the town.

Measurements have been taken on the bench on which Dolores and her mother sat to answer Barry Egan’s questions in April 2014, we can thus expect the plaque featuring the park’s new name (“Dolores O’Riordan Park”) to be fixed onto the bench.

The “Bruff Tidy Town” team is doing an amazing job for the town to be ready to welcome the event.

Derry’s Piano bar, that will host some of the gigs, now features a quite moving painting of Dolores.

The festival is a free event – people attending will be invited to make donations to Limerick Suicide Watch, who will be promoting positive Mental Health on site.

In addition to unveiling the new name of the Morning Star Park, the opening ceremony will be featuring some green balloons, as a homage to the When You’re Gone music video.

Stay tuned to know more about the festival, which has already announced that the concerts will be live streamed for fans abroad to follow the celebrations!

Noel Hogan to discuss “In The End” at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

September 2, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to discuss “In The End” at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan will be discussing the making of “In The End” with Professor Eoin Devereux at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival on Sunday 3 November 2019. Event takes place at the National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace in Dún Laoghaire (Ireland) from 5pm to 6pm.

Ticket: €12

Booking details on evenbrite.ie

Noel Hogan joined Kodaline on stage tonight at Electric Picnic

September 1, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan joined Kodaline on stage tonight at Electric Picnic  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Noel Hogan joined the band Kodaline on stage tonight at “Electric Picnic” festival in Stradbally, Ireland to play “Zombie” as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.

Here’s a short video from the stage posted on Instagram by Josh Javor:


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2

Below almost the complete version of the song recorded from the crowd, shared on Twitter by Maria Flanagan (@OneFineDay_ie), part 1 and part 2:

https://twitter.com/OneFineDay_ie/status/1168479274501910529

The Cranberries Press