Dreams Festival 19 line up announced

August 17, 2019  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dreams Festival coordinator, Julianne Hennelly, revealed most of the line up on Limerick City Community Radio earlier today.

Podcast is already available below, for those who’d like to listen to the show:

As we know, the festival focuses on bringing the local rural community together, celebrating original artists music, which explains why a number of the announced acts are unknown to foreign people, but some of these will definitely ring a bell for Cranberries fans:

Indeed, one of the first act to be announced was Kellie Lewis, Dolores’ candidate at The Voice of Ireland 2014, but we also learned today that a former member of The Cranberry Saw Us will be playing at the festival as none other than Niall Quinn was announced (playing with his band Theme Tune Boy) !!!
Fans are also familiar with artists such as Jane Fraser (Ja¥ne & Eves Record Box) or Sarah Croker, who were part of the I Heart Cranberries tribute concert last year, and will be performing this year in Bruff.

Here’s below a list of the acts who will be performing at Dreams Festival 19:

Friday September 6th

Noelle O’Riordan (Dolores’ niece)
Kellie Lewis
Parliament Square
Cillian O D
Gary Hayes
Claire Mullins
Thick As Thieves
Sarah Croker
Stuart Bond
Luz
The Acoustic Club

Saturday September 7th

Fox Jaw
Mizdrea
The Flag Listeners
Protobaby
Theme Tune Boy
Hazy & Citrus Fresh
Damo Carroll
Eves Record Box
Dawna
Ja¥ne (who will be performing Pretty)
Louise O Flanagan
In The Black
Cuppa Tea TV
The Acoustic Club

Sunday September 8th

Julianne Hennelly
Éilís Kennedy
Jenní
Xero
Cruiser
New Age Messiah (band of Dolores’ nephew)
Colm McGuinness
Kellie Lewis
Laurence Corbett
Wild Atlantic Cabaret
The Acoustic Club

The launch ceremony will take place on Friday 6th at 7pm in the park by the River Morningstar where Dolores & Eileen gave an interview to Barry Egan on April 27th 2014. Children will be invited to write their dreams on balloons, that will be released during the ceremony.

Julianne also announced that the festival will feature a Church place at Kennedy Rooms where people can go and sing along.

Last, The Limerick Leader published an article about the festival today where they explained that “while the band and the O’Riordan family are not involved in the organising of this event, a spokesperson for the band and the family wished the organisers the very best with the festival“.

More information to come on Dreams Fest 19 Facebook Page.

Dreams Festival celebrating Dolores O’Riordan to take place in September

August 13, 2019  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A few days ago, the artwork of a new festival dedicated to celebrating the life of Dolores O’Riordan called “Dreams Festival” was shared on socials.

Today, the Limerick Post reveals more details on this event that will take place in Bruff, co Limerick (Ireland) – in the area where Dolores was born and raised – on September 6 to 8 this year to celebrate her birthday and musical legacy.

Full line-up will be announced on August 17, but it is already known that Kellie Lewis – Dolores’ 2014 Voice Of Ireland’s contestant – will be performing !

Journalist Eric Fitzgerald explains that “the town will also re-name its iconic park where Dolores was famously interviewed with her mother during her time as a judge on the Voice of Ireland. There will be a very special unveiling ceremony at the park on Friday 6” referring to the Barry Egan interview given on April 27th 2014 for The Independent.

Promoters hope that the event will become an annual event to take place in Bruff on the first weekend of every September to celebrate original artists music as well as her homeland, and bring communities in rural Ireland together.

Read more about this celebration of Dolores and her memory on the Limerick Post’s article.

EDIT :

Dreams Fest 19 Facebook Page now provides more info !

The festival will be taking place over 7 different stages :
1. Street Stage
2. Clancy’s Session Bar
3. Clancy’s Underworld
4. Piano Bar (Derry’s)
5. Acoustic Club Stage (Clarke’s)
6. Kennedy Rooms Church (unplugged)
7. The Nuns Room (Irelands first non alcoholic bar)

Here’s below their press release :

‘Dreams’ Festival

 

The community of Bruff are coming together to celebrate the birthday and life of one of their own. Born and raised near the town in county Limerick, she is regarded as one of the worlds greatest female artists: Dolores O’Riordan.

 

Dolores, who tragically passed away in January of 2018, was the lead singer with The Cranberries, a band who rose to international success in the early 90’s, selling over 40 million albums worldwide. Dolores was a prolific songwriter and also enjoyed a hugely successful solo career in the early 2000’s.

 

The Festival, which is taking place on September 6th, 7th and 8th will showcase an eclectic mix of exciting artists. With a focus on original music, the festival will also host talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

 

Rainer Lindheim, Co-Promoter and Stage Event Manager and close friend of Dolores said ‘We hope that this years event will be a seed-planter for an annual event to take place in Bruff on the first weekend of every September. It’s spirit is to celebrate original artists music and in some way to help showcase their own dreams’

 

The town will also re-name the iconic park where Dolores was famously interviewed with her mother during her time as a judge on the Voice of Ireland. She will have a very special unveiling ceremony on Friday the 6th.

 

The festival committee comprises of members of the business, arts and music communities in Bruff. Committee member, Jack Clancy, who is the proprietor of Clancy’s bar and music venue commented, ‘We hope it will be a great weekend for the village and everyone both in Ireland and across the world who loved Dolores and wish to celebrate her legacy’

 

Brendan O’Riordan, brother of Dolores has said, ‘we want to celebrate Dolores and her memory. I have spoken to so many people who she inspired with her music, her songs helped them cope through the dark times and encouraged them to write and play, many of them will be performing for the weekend. People in rural Ireland are often isolated and music helps bring communities together and that’s what we aim to do on Dolores birthday’

 

Festival Coordinator Julianne Hennelly stated ‘as an artist who works in the area of mental health I am honoured to be part of this project. Dolores has helped so many of us struggling with depression in Ireland and throughout the world, we want to celebrate her homeland which inspired her art and kind nature. Rural Ireland is the most beautiful healing place to be, with it’s friendly, easy going way of life. Bruff has it all, lakes, historical sites, rivers, parks, cafes, big music venues and most importantly a very strong community spirit’

 

Full programme and information on events throughout the weekend will be launched on August 17th.

limerickleader.ie “Dolores O’Riordan takes pride of place in Limerick’s Hall of Fame”

February 25, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Dolores O’Riordan takes pride of place in Limerick’s Hall of Fame”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

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Dolores O’Riordan inducted in the Limerick Hall Of Fame

February 21, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan inducted in the Limerick Hall Of Fame  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan was inducted in the Limerick Hall Of Fame during the “Limerick Person of the Year 2018” gala award ceremony that was held at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick this afternoon.

The “Limerick Person of the Year 2018” appears to be a different event from the “Limerick’s All Time Great” competition that Dolores O’Riordan won by a massive margin just a few days ago.
This gala award aims at honoring an individual or group of individuals who best exemplified the spirit of Limerick in 2018, so today, Limerick Hurlers were named “Limerick Persons of the Year 2018” and members of the team received the award.

Members of Dolores’ family also took part in the ceremony as details of a new Limerick Hall of Fame that is being established were also announced during the event, with the late Cranberries lead singer being the first inductee. Dolores’ mother Eileen was also presented with a special framed Limerick Leader newspaper article to mark the announcement according to the article posted after the ceremony.

Limerick Leader’s journalist Áine Fitzgerald posted a few photos of the ceremony on Twitter this afternoon, including a pic of the Hurlers with Dolores’ family, giving the song “Dreams” was the anthem of the team:

Tweet #1 – Dolores inducted in the LHOF

Tweet #2 – Limerick Hurlers

Tweet #3 – with Mayor James Collins and Dolores’ family, Eileen, PJ, Sandra O’Riordan

Tweet #4 – Special framed LL newspaper article

Special thanks to Elena Legaspi for the link!

A lovely image posted by Olé Koretsky on socials today

February 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on A lovely image posted by Olé Koretsky on socials today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Posted earlier today on socials (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook):

Limerick’s All Time Great: DOLORES WINS (UPDATED)

February 18, 2019  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Title says it all. Dolores wins easily. Congratulations!
Thanks to The Cranberries community and all the others who voted for her. Well deserved.
The Limerick Leader should say more about it pretty soon…


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 19

The Limerick Leader just published an article to confirm Dolores O’Riordan has been named “Limerick’s All Time Great”.

They commented:
Dolores is an exceptionally worthy winner of Limerick’s All Time Great,” said Eugene Phelan, editor of the Limerick Leader. “She is an iconic figure in world music but never forget her Limerick roots and her love for her native place. We are proud that she has been named the All Time Great after an exceptionally popular series of online polls. All 16 candidates would have made for a worthy winner, but there can only be one!

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”

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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

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

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limerickleader.ie “Call to honour Dolores O’Riordan with lasting memorial in her native Limerick”

January 17, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Call to honour Dolores O’Riordan with lasting memorial in her native Limerick”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

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breakingnews.ie “Fans make pilgrimage to Dolores O’Riordan’s graveside as 1st anniversary mass held”

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limerickleader.ie “Prayers offered up for children of Dolores O’Riordan at anniversary Mass in Limerick”

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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

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“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

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