theguardian.com “Dolores O’Riordan remembered by Dave Davies”

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

Read the article directly on theguardian.com 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.

“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


UPDATE – 4:55 PM (UTC)

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:

“Angela’s Christmas” available on Netflix on November 30th

November 17, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The animated short film “Angela’s Christmas” broadcast last year on Christmas day on Irish TV will be released in less than 2 weeks on Netflix.

(OST includes the song “Angela’s Song” sung by Dolores)

Info and trailer by clicking this link.

Thanks to Cranberries Music Video Edits for the link.

Dolores O’Riordan’s anniversary masses

November 12, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Family just announced this week that two anniversary masses will be held in Limerick county this January to pay tribute to Dolores. Here is their message:

Dolores O’Riordan anniversary mass will be held in Ballybricken Church on Sunday the 13th of January at 11am. There will also be mass said for her at St Joseph’s Church O’Connell Avenue on the 20th of January at 11:30am.
All welcome to attend to pay tribute to her.

 

Ballybricken Church

 

St Joseph’s Church

Brighton pub mural pays tribute to Dolores O’Riordan

October 10, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The Prince Albert pub in Brighton England is known for the famous painted faces which adorn its exterior wall (on the side of the pub, facing Frederick Place). “The Prince Albert Mural” also known as “Icons” pays tribute to music greats and depicts the best international music icons that have passed away.

The updated version now includes Dolores O’Riordan among many other iconic stars.

Also updated: Google Street View

Thanks to Ivan for the info.

12 months with Dolores: tribute calendar by The Hand

September 23, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Yesterday the cartoonist The Hand updated on Facebook the group photo in Calendolores2019. His tribute calendar project looks almost ready! Don’t hesitate to join the group and share his post(s).

Féile legends reunite in tribute to late singer Dolores O’Riordan

September 23, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“WATCH: Féile legends reunite in stunning tribute to late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan”
Article published on tipperarystar.ie, watch the video directly on their website (link above)


tipperarystar.ie

BREAKING: Noel, Mike and Fergal’s first interview since Dolores passing, revealing the name of their ultimate album (UPDATED)

September 13, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Today, The Guardian published the first interview of the lads since January 2018.

As we know, the band has been avoiding media interviews and requests to take part in commemorative projects these last months, asking for people to respect their wishes for privacy at this very difficult time.

However, as the 25th anniversary edition of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” is about to be released this October along with The Cranberries final album called “THIS IS THE END” that will be released in 2019, the band spoke today for the first time to The Guardian at Strand hotel, Limerick, discussing the “challenges of working without [Dolores]”

Click here to read the article where the band says that their ultimate album will be “really strong lyrically“.
They indeed explain that “she always said she found it hard to write songs when she was happy. She always said: put a bit of misery in her life and it was easier.

The band also confirms that “This Is The End” will be their last album:
“We will do this album and then that will be it,” [Noel] adds. “There is no need to continue.”

The Guardian treats us with the first photoshoot of the band without Dolores, heartbreakingly describing the scene:
The band step out on to the balcony to do the photoshoot. Noel stood out here with O’Riordan the last time he saw her. This is new for them: no frontwoman, no idea how to stand, to pose, without their focal point. ‘With Dolores, doing pictures was so easy, because you knew exactly what to do’ he smiles. ‘Just all get behind her’. 

Photo: Patrick Bolger for the Guardian

Thanks to Julien @jttlse for his help


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 14 – 3:40 AM (UTC)

“IN THE END” should in fact be the title of the album and not “THIS IS THE END”. See our update by clicking this link.

“Dolores was turning her life around before tragic death, she was full of hope for the future”

September 10, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“Dolores was turning her life around before tragic death, she was full of hope for the future”
The article was published in print yesterday in the Irish newspaper ‘Sunday Independent’ and is now available online today on independent.ie (link above)

Photo credit: David Conachy

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family

September 7, 2018  |  Comments Off on Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family and published at 5:16 AM (Irish time) today on The Cranberries Facebook:

‘We’re just glad it is over’ – Family of Dolores O’Riordan as coroner records her death as ‘accidental’

September 6, 2018  |  Comments Off on ‘We’re just glad it is over’ – Family of Dolores O’Riordan as coroner records her death as ‘accidental’  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

'We're just glad it is over' – Family of Dolores O'Riordan as coroner records her death as 'accidental'

Gepostet von Cranberries World am Donnerstag, 6. September 2018

 

 

 

Band announcement on this special day

September 6, 2018  |  Comments Off on Band announcement on this special day  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The Cranberries just published the below note:

On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O’Riordan. Today we continue
to struggle to come to terms with what happened.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family and our thoughts are with
them today.

Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people ’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We ’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time.

We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time.

Dolores O’Riordan inquest: live updates on Sky News

September 6, 2018  |  21 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Sky News is live from London where an inquest is being held, you can follow the updates on this link or on the below post.

UK TIME:
10:45 AM Setting up now at Westminster Coroner’s Court ahead of the start of the inquest.

10:50 The coroner is Dr Shirley Radclffe, and the first witness we will hear from will be Stephen Earl, who will give identification and background

11:07 Dr Earl’s report will be via documentation, he will not be in court

11:08 The mother, brother and sister-in-law of Dolores O’Riordan are in the Coroner’s Court today to hear the coroner’s findings

11:09 We will later hear a report from O’Riordan’s American psychiatrist

11:10 O’Riordan was found in room 2005 in the Hilton hotel on Park Lane, London, on 15 January.

11:13 As well as a musical star O’Riordan is described as a ‘loyal daughter’ and ‘dedicated & loving mother’

11:15 After checking in to the hotel, O’Riordan is described as accessing the mini-bar in her room and calling her mother at around 3am

11:16 O’Riordan is described as being found ‘submerged face up in the bath dressed in her pyjamas

11:17 We will now hear from PC Natalie Smart live in the court

11:18 Hotel manager had contacted the police and took PC Smart up to the room

11:19 A maid discovery O’Riordan’s body on entering the room

11:20 When police arrived O’Riordan’s nose & mouth were completely submerged in the bathwater

11:20 O’Riordan was dressed in pyjamas and a long sleeved vest

11:21 Five miniature bottles of spirits were found in O’Riordan’s room, a 35cl mini bottle of Champagne and the packaging for a quantity of medication.

11:21 A packet of cigarettes had also been smoked

11:23 A report from psychiatrist Dr Hirschfield – O’Riordan’s US psychiatrist- she had stopped drinking and seemed to be doing well, although he said she had felt a little low over Christmas

11:25 O’Riordan is described as being on a selection of prescription drugs taken for bipolar disorder

11:26 Toxicology report showed she was 4 times over legal driving limit when found

11:27 We now hear live from Dr Seamus O Ceallaigh, O’Riordan’s psychiatrist in Ireland

11:29 Dr Ceallaigh says he believes she had ‘an episode of mania or elevated mood’

11:29 No note was found in the hotel room

11:31 Back in 2017, at a time of stress, after drinking excessively, O’Riordan had begun a suicide note but then lapsed into unconsciousness.

11:32 Dr Ceallaigh saw her 1 week before her death. She was due to shortly return to New York.

11:33 He says she had maintained sobriety over long periods, but he recognised her use of alcohol as a high risk factor.

11:34 There was no evidence O’Riordan had taken any drugs, other than her prescribed medication. However she had drunk excessive amounts of alcohol.

11:37 The coroner describes O’Riordan as looking forward to the future, both her music and seeing her children in Canada

11:38 Cause of death: drowning due to alcohol intoxication

11:39 Verdict recorded: accidental

11:42 The coroner offers her condolences to the family, and concludes the court session.

11:44 The family of Dolores O’Riordan leave court.

September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dear all,

As we reach what would have been the 47th birthday of Dolores O’Riordan, we continue to struggle with immense grief and sorrow in losing the woman who was such an inspiration to all of us.

Today, ahead of the release of the public results from her inquest, we encourage everyone to remember and celebrate Dolores for the talent and beautiful soul that she was.
Listen to the music if you can, sing it loud, share your priceless memories, and spread the love ❤️.

On this day, and every day, we miss you Dolores.
We send our blessings and deepest love on this anniversary.

The CW Team

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” featuring Dolores on radio tonight

August 30, 2018  |  Comments Off on “The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” featuring Dolores on radio tonight  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” – Dolores O’Riordan episode tonight at 10:00 (GMT+0) on Irish radio RTÉ Radio 1

Short promo:

Limerick man wants to see Hurlers and Dolores honoured in mural

August 28, 2018  |  Comments Off on Limerick man wants to see Hurlers and Dolores honoured in mural  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

The article was published yesterday on limerickleader.ie and concerns the mural project. You may remember their first article about it in March this year.

Dolores at “The Late Late Show” in 1999 and 2001

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

2 rarities posted on YouTube by Luis Hernández, courtesy of Alex Verveboy. Dolores O’Riordan interviewed at the Irish TV show “The Late Late Show” in 1999 and 2001.
Quality is pretty good for both videos.

The Late Late Show – RTÉ – 1999

The Late Late Show – RTÉ – 2001

‘Just our imagination’ – article on Dolores mural in Limerick

August 24, 2018  |  Comments Off on ‘Just our imagination’ – article on Dolores mural in Limerick  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

‘Just our imagination’, an interesting article on Dolores mural in Limerick posted today on arestlessart.com
Remember, it’s one of the tributes reviewed here last week.

Thanks to Eoin Devereux for the link.

Bridget Lambert’s mural of Dolores O’Riordan with school children in Caherconlish (Limerick)

Dolores inquest will be held on her birthday

August 21, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The article was just posted by the independent.ie

Also available in print today (thanks to ‘The Cranberries Newspaper’ on FB for the photo):

“Croatia” demo surfaced

August 19, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Out of the blue, the demo version of the still unreleased song “Croatia” recently surfaced on the internet. It was posted on YouTube on the ‘Cranberries Music Video Edits’ channel.
Please note the images in this video are nothing official, obviously, and only the audio part really counts.

As you may know, the song is actually a Dolores O’Riordan solo song (AYL era) not The Cranberries.
Thanks for this gem!

Tributes to Dolores continue

August 18, 2018  |  Comments Off on Tributes to Dolores continue  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

More than 7 months after the passing of Dolores, tributes all over the world continue. We can’t review them all as they are too many, however let’s note 3 interesting ones which just happened these last few days:

The first tribute is currently hanging proudly at Connolly’s Cross, Co.Limerick. It was made by the art school ‘Class Art Studio’ from Ballyadam, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Over 30 children worked on different parts of the mural, each painting an individual butterfly inspired by The Cranberries song “Just My Imagination”.
More photos on the Class Art Studio’s Facebook.

Second tribute to notice concerns a band called ‘whenyoung’ who covered “Dreams” to pay their respect to a band who inspired them. The band members grew up in Limerick too…
The song is now available on Spotify and you can watch below the video posted on Vevo/YouTube:

The 3rd interesting tribute just happened a few hours ago on the Irish TV channel RTÉ One where the national school choir from Moyross, The Corpus Christi School Choir, performed “Dreams” in a show called ‘Up For The Match’ ahead of this Sunday’s All Ireland Final.
The performance was just posted on YouTube:

Nice tribute to Dolores at ATN festival in Ireland

August 5, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Nice tribute to Dolores O' Riordan at All Together Now festival in Waterford, Ireland. Thanks to Hot Press Magazine for the pic!https://twitter.com/hotpress/status/1025821816949039111

Gepostet von Cranberries World am Sonntag, 5. August 2018

Dolores’ mother speaks about her last moments with star

July 12, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In the new Limerick Leader from July 14, Dolores’ mother Eileen speaks about her last moments with star. Dolores and her mother are appearing front page (as well as a very young Dolores with the late Archbishop Thomas Morris) plus there is one more page article inside. In shops now or digital edition available by clicking this link. Price: €2.50


UPDATE – 8:30 PM (UTC)

Part of the interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.


UPDATE – 15 July

Complete interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.

“I Heart The Cranberries” – review, photos and videos

July 10, 2018  |  Comments Off on “I Heart The Cranberries” – review, photos and videos  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Back from Limerick where some members of the Cranberries World team were privileged and moved to be part of the “I Heart The Cranberries” concert at Dolans where Limerick city paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan on July 5, 2018.

Dolans pub

Ros I Measc Lusanna An Chromchinn

As you may know, the event was organized by Limerick musician Emma Langford, who decided in January, a few days after sharing the stage with Noel Hogan at a charity event for a suicide and self-harm prevention center, that Limerick needed to honour Dolores memory: “after her tragic and untimely death I – among many, no doubt – wanted to make sure a tribute happened here in Dolores’ home town, and it had to be done right”.

All profits from the event went to Adapt House, a domestic violence support service, as well as Limerick Mental Health which was recommended to Emma by Noel Hogan himself as this is a cause he emphasized Dolores would care deeply about.

As announced in a statement from The Cranberries on March 9th, none of the band members were attending the concert at Dolans although they explained they were “touched and honored” that this tribute to the band and their music was taking place:

However, some of the band’s acquaintances attended, as pointed out by Hot Press who noticed that Niall Quinn, original member of The Cranberry Saw Us, was there.

The evening started with an instrumental version of “Zombie” performed by the duo of violinists Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin.
Emma Langford then presented the event before giving the floor to The Cranberries fanclubs, with a small word from our team and a speech by our friends from Cranberries Italia, who, let’s recall, raised over €2,000 for Limerick Learning Hub – again, a project recommended by Noel Hogan – in order to give back to Dolores’ hometown the kindness Dolores gave to her fan community.
Emma was later joined on stage by Hannah Nic Gearailt and Sara Ryan to launch the gig with their performance of “When You’re Gone”, setting an emotional tone for the evening to come…
Watch the video below:

SETLIST & PERFORMERS:

PART 1:
01. Zombie (instrumental) – Maria Ryan, Lucia MacPartlin
02. When You’re Gone – Hannah Nic Gearailt, Sara Ryan, Emma Langford
03. Twenty One – Synead Toomey, Kayleigh O’Brien Music
04. No Need to Argue – Tracy Bruen
05. Dreaming My Dreams – Louise O’Flanagan, Sarah Croker Music
06. Sunday – Claire Heffernan, Hannah O’Brien
07. Yeat’s Grave – NIMF
08. Put Me Down – Jenny McMahon (DeLorean Suite)
09. Linger – The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

PART 2:
10. Pretty – MZKA (Jane Fraser)
11. Animal Instinct – Roisin El Cherif
12. Why? – Susie Q
13. Salvation – Siân Brown Music
14. Ode To My Family – Grainne Hunt Music
15. Daffodil Lament – “The Cranberrinis” Jean McGlynn, Norma Lowney, Jessica Bray, Jean Wallace
16. Dreams – Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich)
17. Zombie – all artists

House band:
Drums: Shane Wixted
Bass: Lesley-Ann Halvey
Guitar: Eoin Culhane
Guitar: The Danny Lanham Trio
Strings: Strung (Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin)

As shown above, the event was divided in two parts, first one focusing on soft songs with an emphasis on acoustic renditions of the songs as opposed to the second part that saw full band performances of the band’s hits – apart from a barbershop quartet performance of “Daffodil Lament”. Duration, approximately 150 minutes (including the 15/20 minutes break between two parts).

Thumbs up to all the artists for the work done on their arrangements, especially as we remind everyone that they were all volunteering their time for this tribute.
Some songs stood out from the artists’ reappropriation of the original Cranberries songs, such as NIMF’s electronica and ambient version of “Yeat’s Grave” or Jane Fraser’s rendition of “Pretty” sampling bits of an interview given by Dolores, “I Just wanna be Dolores”.

NIMF – Yeat’s Grave

MZKA (Jane Fraser) – Pretty

People will also remember Ann Blake (from The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra) who introduced “Linger” by telling the crowd of her experience singing at Dolores O’Riordan wedding with Don Burton back in July 1994, as Dolores had invited students from her former school Laurel Hill Coláiste – among whom Ann was – to perform for her big day. She was lucky enough to witness Dolores perform “Panis Angelicus” on this occasion.

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – Linger

Like a proper Cranberries concert, the gig ended with a fantastic rendition of “Dreams” by the ‘1994 Dolores look-alike’ Niamh Farrell who was later joined on stage by all artists to perform a final, powerful and very emotional version of “Zombie” which the crowd sang along at the top of their lungs to remind, “loud and clear”, how Irish people and worldwide fans LOVE this band.
Watch the video below:

Some cool pictures of the event taken by photographer Dolf Patijn have already been published, click here to see the whole 102-photos album posted on the Facebook account of www.ilovelimerick.com.

Suzie Q – Why?

Roisin El Cherif – Animal Instinct

All artists on stage – Zombie

Major thanks to Emma, the Dolans Pub and the Limerick LGBT Pride for giving life to this event and celebrating the life and music of Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries, fans are very grateful for this beautiful – and indeed cathartic – experience.

Also, special thanks to all the fans from Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and Cork who joined us for our preshow fan gathering!
Our memories are her legacy, let’s keep her alive, all together ❤

Tribute concert at Dolans in Limerick: 3 days to go

July 2, 2018  |  Comments Off on Tribute concert at Dolans in Limerick: 3 days to go  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re a couple of days away from the “I Heart The Cranberries” tribute concert that will take place at Dolans in Limerick on July 5th, so for those who will be attending and those who can’t be there, here’s a small recap:

The Cranberries Italia and Cranberries World teams will be meeting at Dolans’ pub at 6pm and invite fans to join us for a preshow fan gathering in order to share our love and memories.
Here’s a link to the Facebook event of the fan gathering.
Feel free to join for a drink at the last minute if you like, we’ll meet inside the pub between 6 to 9pm, it should be easy to find us all – follow the Cranberries flag!

The sold out tribute concert is then set to take place between 9pm to 11pm at Dolans Warehouse – doors opening at 8pm. The Warehouse is a 380 capacity venue located inside the pub, so you have to enter into the pub to access the venue.

More than 20 artists are expected to perform on that night, as seen on the below artwork:

Please note that The Cranberries will not appear and are not in a position to partake in any projects as written in their 20 June 2018 statement.

If everything goes well, The Limerick Lady is hoping that Dolans will allow people to stay for a singsong after the show.

For those who are still looking for tickets, here’s the Tickets buy & sell page where you might find some at the last minute. Make it fast!

The concert should be streamed live via The Limerick Lady Facebook page, the Dolans Pub Instagram account as well as the Limerick LGBTQ Pride socials.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated so as to enable those who can’t attend to follow the event.

See you there!

DOLANS
3-4 Dock Road
Limerick, Ireland
Tel: 061 314483


EDIT

The Limerick Lady started to reveal on Facebook the name of the artists that will appear on stage on Thursday as well as the songs they will play that night.

Please stop reading here if you don’t want to get spoiled

SPOILER:

For now we know of 12 songs that are going to be played in no particular order:

“No Need to Argue” – Tracy Bruen
“When You’re Gone” – Emma Langford / Sara Ryan / Hannah Fitzgerald
“Salvation” – Siân Brown (aka Lambdancer) backed by the house band
“Ode To My Family” – Grainne Hunt
“Why?” – Susie Q
“Daffodil Lament” – Jean McGlynn / Norma Lowney / Jean Wallace / Jessica Bray
“Yeats’ Grave” – NIMF
“Twenty One” –  Synead Toomey / Kayleigh O’Brien
“Dreaming my Dreams” – Louise O’Flanagan / Sarah Croker with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Sunday” – Hannah O’Brien / Claire Heffernan with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Pretty” – Jane Fraser (sampling original audio of Dolores and combining it with live vocals and band)
“Animal Instinct” – Roisin El Cherif

More songs should be revealed in the coming hours…

The Cranberries Press