Limerick’s All Time Great poll: FINAL VOTE!!!

February 14, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Here we go lads!

Dolores made it to the final run of the Limerick’s All Time Great poll launched earlier this month by the Limerick Leader.

From eight polls featuring 16 contestants and two first rounds of voting, four nominees are now facing each other for this final vote: John Kiely, Paul O’Connell, Richard Harris and our beloved Dolores O’Riordan.

This is the last time we’re asking you for your help to lead Dolores to the victory:

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

The vote will run until next Monday, 1pm (Irish time)

Make sure Limerick people know how loved she was and still is throughout the globe!

limerickleader.ie “Limerick school remembers past pupil DOR with art exhibition”

February 6, 2019  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

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

Limerick’s All Time Great poll: second round (UPDATE: Dolores wins 2nd round)

February 5, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

To all Cranberries fans, the Limerick Leader just published the poll for the second run of Limerick’s All Time Great !

Dolores is now facing Mick Mackey “the greatest hurler the game ever produced”.

Tough opponent this time, as Hurling is the national sport in Ireland and Limerick people are really into it, especially since Limerick won the All-Ireland Championship last year…

You thus know what you have to do: CLICK HERE to lead Dolores to the semi final!!!

Poll for this second round will close this Friday.


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 9 – 0:30 PM (UTC)

Friday deadline has now past… and the winner is:

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: “5 New Songs” rare CD (2004)

February 3, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Oldie but goldie!
This is a very rare CD-R containing demo/early versions of songs that would appear on “AYL?”
Some fans might not have heard them all before… and for the others it’s probably been a while!

Let’s note that the demo version of “Without You” never really surfaced before and the title “Apple Of My Life” on this CD-R became “Apple Of My Eye” on the “Are You Listening?” album. [EDIT: Fox Music probably made this CD-R to pass on to various music supervisors. Seems like a title transcribed too fast, just a mistake, as Dolores sings “eye” in this demo.]

Download WAV audio files (and CD scans) on Google Drive or listen to the songs directly on YouTube.

Thanks to YouTube user Dead Or Alive Icon (@pathetic_senses on Instagram)

Limerick’s All Time Great poll (UPDATE: Dolores wins first run)

January 29, 2019  |  5 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Limerick Leader has just launched the competition to determine who is “Limerick’s All Time Great“.

Sixteen nominees who have contributed greatly to Limerick’s local life have been selected and the audience is now asked to vote for their favorite in a series of online polls pitting the nominees head-to-head at quarter-final, semi-final and eventually, final stage over the coming weeks.

First run is online, and people are asked to choose between Dolores O’Riordan and 1800s operatic superstar Catherine Hayes – poll will close on Friday morning. Just one click to vote, it’s free.

Click HERE to vote on limerickleader.ie

PS: We’re told a Limerick plaza could be named after her is she was to win… Come on Cranberries fans, you know what you have to do!

Dolores O’Riordan vs Catherine Hayes


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 1 – 2:30 PM (UTC)

Friday morning deadline has now past… and the winner is:

limerickleader.ie “Noel Hogan says Limerick memorial to honour Dolores O’Riordan is a nice idea”

January 26, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

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

irishcatholic.com “Graceful Dolores O’Riordan mourned at Limerick monastery”

January 24, 2019  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on irishcatholic.com or click image below to open pdf file.

limerickleader.ie “I know now she’s not coming back – Dolores O’Riordan’s mum speaks ahead of anniversary”

January 10, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click photo below to open PDF file:

“Calendarock 2019” by José Hernández

January 9, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Another calendar featuring Dolores O’Riordan is available, this time from Mexico. You can order it now by clicking this link. Price: $59 MXN (approx. $3 US) Size: 21 x 27.5 (cm)
“Calendarock 2019” displays rock star drawings by cartoonist José Hernández in collaboration with Revista El Chamuco. Calendar includes all year 2019 plus the months October, November and December 2018.

Below a few close ups, no need to name the rock stars, you should easily recognize them all. Unfortunately there is no close up of Dolores yet!
Thanks to Miguel Hernández via Cranberries Mexico for the info.

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.

“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.


UPDATE

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:

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  |  Comments Off on “Angela’s Christmas” available on Netflix on November 30th  |  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  |  3 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  |  Comments Off on 12 months with Dolores: tribute calendar by The Hand  |  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  |  Comments Off on Féile legends reunite in tribute to late singer Dolores O’Riordan  |  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:

The Cranberries Press