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.
As announced earlier today by Professor Eoin Devereux on his Twitter account, our very fav guitarist Noel Hogan wrote a foreword for the book “Heart & Soul: Critical Essays On Joy Division” that Professor Devereux co-writed with Lecturers Martin J Power and Aileen Dillane.
Obviously a very interesting piece to own for all music fans who would like to explore the contribution of this influential band to rock music!
Book ordering details on the link below:
Noel Hogan was one of the surprise special guests yesterday at “Metis Ireland”, an event in aid of 2 local charities, Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch. Concert held in Limerick at Dolan’s Warehouse, the famous local pub, so yes Noel kinda played home.
After Dolores last month, it’s was Noel’s turn to appear on stage to play 2 Cranberries songs “Zombie” and “Linger”.
Singer Emma Langford posted on Facebook a video of “Zombie” with the following comment:
It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…
Kind of incredible though?
Na… Totally. Totally incredible.
Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.
I love Limerick, and music.
It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…Kind of incredible though?Na… Totally. Totally incredible.Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.I love Limerick, and music.
Gepostet von Emma Langford am Samstag, 13. Januar 2018
On the official Twitter of “Metis Ireland” you can also find a short video of “Linger” as well as a few photos of Noel (with a new haircut!) on stage and offstage drinking in the pub:
— Metis Ireland (@MetisIreland) January 13, 2018
Title says it all.
After his new “anatomical heart with dagger“ tattoo just a couple of weeks ago, Noel Hogan got another new tattoo the day before yesterday this time at “Allstar Ink Tattoo” shop located in Limerick, Ireland
The below photo was posted yesterday on Instagram by allstartattoo_ireland with the following comment “One from yesterday from our pal paul.o.rourke!“
Noel then let a comment on Paul O’Rourke’s Instagram: “Thanks Paul. Delighted with the result“
Some of you might remember that Noel already got tattooed by “Allstar Ink Tattoo” before.
Noel Hogan’s got a new tattoo… again!
The info comes from “Soul Addiction Tattoo Studio” located in Limerick, Ireland.
Below the image posted yesterday on Instagram:
Done by @carolinefinnwilliams on Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan.
And on Facebook today, they posted the same photo with a different message giving details about the style/name of the tattoo:
Soul Addiction TattooStudio:
Blackwork style anatomical heart with dagger on Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan by Caroline.
Noel Hogan has changed the cover picture for his Facebook public page, and it seems like this picture can be a cover for a new release by Mono Band titled “Numan’s Voice.”
Few years ago Noel has recorded demo tracks with Fin Chambers for Mono Band project. It looks like it’s time to finally release them!
Also Johanna Wiseley (The Cranberries’ live back vocalist) has lent her voice for at least one Mono Band song. Let’s hope we’ll finally hear it!
Title almost says it all. Noel got a new tattoo. Today the tattooer Marco C. Matarese from PURO Tattoo Studio in Milano, Italy posted on his socials a picture of him with Noel and his new tattoo:
It was a great honor for me to tattoo Noel Hogan, the lead guitarist and founder of the rock band The Cranberries. Thank you for your trust!
HO HO HO!
It’s now midnight in Ireland and it’s December 25, 2016.
It’s not only Santa’s day, it’s also someone’s birthday.
So Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 45 years old today.
Have a good one man.
Noel, last week in Perú
(Photo credit: Festival Vivo X El Rock)
…and Merry Christmas to all of you out there in The Cranberries world.
It all started a few days ago, on October 7th, when Noel Hogan twitted “So here’s what happening early next week. Dolores & I are up for an award” with a close-up photo of the possible invitation (?) received. What a great and unexpected news!
Earlier today Noel posted a route map of his flight from Shannon (IRL) to London (UK) with the following note “BMI awards tonight.” Good news: Noel will be attending the ceremony, though no sign of Dolores yet!
The BMI London Awards is a music industry ceremony which honors the UK/European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television. This year the ceremony is held at the Dorchester Hotel in London where Sting is to be named BMI Icon in recognition of his award-winning career and influence on popular music for more than four decades.
At this point we had no details regarding the Cranberries prize.
Later in the evening the first pictures appeared on the internet and fans discovered a very handsome Noel Hogan in a suit and a BMI medal on his chest, proving that Dolores would not show up at the event.
Following the ceremony, Noel published a photo of the BMI’s plaque he received “in recognition of the great national popularity as measured by over 3 million broadcast performances attained by DREAMS“.
Noel wrote: “So I got this. 3 million plays on US radio 🙂 “
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CRANBERRIES!!!
UPDATE – October 15
More pictures of the evening by REXFEATURES.COM
Noel with Brandon Bakshi – BMI Executive Director.
Noel with his wife Catherine.
and the last picture (HQ) with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd members, posted on Noel Hogan Productions:
Noel also gave a short audio interview to audioBoom.com on influence of Sting/The Police.
Last week Noel Hogan got tattooed by Ross Nagle, a tattooist at “Allstar Ink Tattoo” shop located in Limerick, Ireland. Here is the result posted by Ross on Instagram:
Lil tattoo for my friend and local legend @noelhogan from The Cranberries. The Cranberries are on tour around Europe this summer so if you get the chance, get some tickets! Thanks Noel
Noel let the following comment: “Cheers Ross. Delighted with the result. N.“
Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 44 years old today.
His wife Catherine just Instagrammed a photo of « The Birthday Boy » taken today while driving his car. Great one !
A few hours later Noel replied both on Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook: Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Have a great New Year.
Twitter: Happy holidays all, thank you for the birthday wishes. Have a great day.
Noel Hogan was yesterday at the University of Limerick with Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Dr Aileen Dillane to open a 2-day international symposium devoted to Manchester post-punk band Joy Division. Noel recalled how Joy Division influenced The Cranberries / The Cranberry Saw Us early recording efforts.
People are more than welcome to attend the symposium for free on both days (Nov. 25 & 26).
It takes place in the Health Sciences Building on the North Campus in UL 9am-5pm
Yesterday Crude Films added on their YouTube account the documentary called “Mood Poem” about The Pigtown Fling Project.
Click here to watch the full movie available in HD 1080p.
Reflecting on their art, their community and their city, Mood Poem meets the musicians and artists of ‘The Pigtown Fling’, a 2014 National City of Culture musical legacy project, that invited over 50 artists of different genres & styles to work together on a collaborative album.
This is the very same documentary that was screened for free last September 20 in Limerick :
You can find some pictures on The Pigtown Fling official Facebook.
Robert Hope, Mike and Noel
According to this IFTN.ie article, Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer for a short film called “Date: Time”. The Irish composer Patrick Cassidy who already made soundtracks for the movies “Calvary” and “Hannibal” will be part of the project as well. The short film is currently in post-production and is part of a Film Limerick Trilogy.
These past few years Noel Hogan has been very involved in several projects to support his hometown Limerick and this one is quite unexpected. And what a very nice surprise !
We all look forward to seeing the final results.
Source : IFTN
Noel Hogan recently gave an interview published online on audient.com
Not necessarily well-known to the general public, Audient is a company producing professional audio equipment qualified by Noel as “perfect for me”.
In this interview Noel talks about his personal equipment related to Audient and gives a clue on his recent work:
New material with vocals that I’ve been working on for a few years is coming together now. We don’t have a title yet, but it’s due for release early next year
The next few months will see me working from my home studio, but after that it will be a combination of here and working in France. The next project is in the early stages. It combines the talents of bands both in France and Ireland to see what the end result brings. This is a big project that will take up most of the year.
Depending on when the interview was given the “early next year” Noel is talking about probably is early 2015 which means soon (or is it early 2016?).
Last October 8, Noel Hogan posted a little teaser on his public Facebook saying “Something is coming” with some kind of a new “NH” logo.
www.noelhogan.com is no longer and the address now links to cranberries.com
Tonight at 8:30 PM (Irish time) airs on RTÉ One a TV show called “The works”. This is a 30 min show that includes a lot of various reports. So “The Pigtown Fling” part should not be that long… well, we’ll see!
Not living in Ireland or not receiving this channel?
Not a problem: you all remember how to watch the streaming on the internet for “The Voice of Ireland”, thanks to Irishsoul from Italy. Yes her great work still works fine. You have then no excuse for not watching/recording tonight’s show.
Watch the streaming by clicking HERE (link no longer available)
The committee of “The Pigtown Fling” announced yesterday on their Facebook that “The Pigtown Fling” gig coming this Saturday has now completely sold out. The album on CD is ready and will be given for free at the venue. All the artists and team look forward to seeing you this Saturday (september 20) at the Crescent Hall in Limerick, Ireland. Doors open at 7.30 PM with the gig starting at 8:00 PM sharp.
Things are definitely going really well for this musical project. Two days ago Noel wrote on his Tumblr account it was great to be sitting at home listening to one of the tracks on the Radio. There were a lot of media appearances these last weeks in the press, radio and even on Irish TV where “The launch of the Pigtown Fling” aired this evening (Sept 17) on Sky191.
No doubt there will be more media appearances after the show. So who’s going? If you are, don’t hesitate to send us live reports and/or photos of the show, poster, setlist, crowd, venue, ticket, the limited edition CD or anything else that you can judge interesting it’s up to you, we may publish that here.
In the meantime Noel is appearing this coming weekend in the Limerick Post Newspaper (to be published on September 20) and in 2 different categories. You can already read the online edition by clicking this link or the ePaper edition (pages 55 and 86) by clicking this other link.
T.P.F. Producer N.H. discusses arrangements with Kenneth Rice
Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 55
Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 86
Last Tuesday, September 2nd, was the official launch of “The Pigtown Fling”, a major musical project to develop a sustainable music industry in Limerick.
To celebrate this, a special event was organized at “The Blind Pig”, a bar restaurant located on Thomas Street in Limerick. For obvious reason this could not happen anywhere else!
The chef Pig at the bar
An invitation was posted a few days before the event on The Pigtown Fling Facebook and everyone was welcome for a lunchtime:
Some of the artists were there and things were quite simple: some food, drinks, a mic on its stand and a promotional poster for background. Noel Hogan (producer) as well as John Greenwood (creator and director) and Pr. Eoin Devereux spoke to the guests to explain what the concept of this album was all about. The rest of the time seemed like a long and pleasant meet and greet.
Below, some of the photos of the event. Some of you will discover Noel’s new look (well… not so new now), cool beard isn’t it. And there are 25 more photos posted on The Pigtown Fling Facebook.
Noel Hogan, John Greenwood, Pr. Eoin Devereux
About the music itself, to this day we can discover 4 songs out of 17 that will appear on the coming CD. On August, 2 songs have officially surfaced “In My House” and “Hide & Creep”. Those 2 tunes airplayed on a few Irish radio (ClareFM, TippFM, 8 Radio…) and have been posted on the internet as well. (Soundcloud links no longer available)
The reaction so far has been positive. Since then a 3rd song called “Peppermint Love” and a 4th song called “February 13th” were posted last week and yesterday (respectively) on the internet on John Greenwood’s Soundcloud . (links no longer available)
All these 4 samples are gathered on a Promo CD whose Noel posted a picture on Tumblr on Sept. 2nd:
The Pigtown Fling Promo CD
Media coverage seems quite good too even if quite local for now. Here are 2 different articles in the Limerick Leader, one published on August 30th entitled “Sounds of The Pigtown Fling” (a story according to Noel) and the other one published today Sept. 5th entitled “Musical legacy project brings together 47 great performers” (a report about the launch event at The Blind Pig bar).
Limerick Leader – August 30, 2014
Limerick Leader – September 5, 2014
Dont’ forget this “over a year of workshops project” will culminate in a showcase gig at Crescent Hall in Limerick on September 20th.
Noel Hogan published on Tumblr today an advert for the upcoming concert of “The Pigtown Fling” on September 20th at Crescent Hall in Limerick.
The show will start at 8:00 PM and only 500 tickets are available!
Good news, the concert/showcase is free if you purchase the limited edition CD (€12.00) via the following website: www.limetreetheatre.ie (scroll down and you’ll see the information link).
The Pigtown Fling in concert – Sept.20, 2014
For those of you – and there is a lot – who are still wondering what exactly is hidden behind this weird name/project “The Pigtown Fling”, Noel Hogan and John Greenwood respectively producer and creative director of this big collaborative musical project recently recorded a small video where they clearly explain what it’s all about.
If you are following Noel on Tumblr (http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com) you may have seen these last months a lot of photos of musicians working with him in studio very conscientiously. Photos were published raw without real comments or larger explanations. If you were not paying attention closely you probably just understood at best that he was doing some music for his hometown on the occasion of the Limerick 2014 city of culture. So if you recognize yourself in these last few words or if you never heard about this project at all, then this video is made for you. It’s a kind of EPK published on Vimeo by John Samuel Greenwood, creator and director of TPF project. Just focus 4 minutes and all will be clearer.
Behind “The Pigtown Fling”
The next step is a presentation of the 18 tracks live on stage on September 20, 2014 in Limerick.
In the last few weeks, The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan and other Irish musicians have been busy in a studio to record “The Pigtown Fling” album to support “The Special Olympics Ireland”. The recording session started in May and finished just two days ago.
Below, some of the photos from the session posted by Noel on Facebook:
Pigtown Fling session
…and a few more posted on Darren Ryan Photography’s Facebook:
More from Pigtown Fling session
According to the article entitled “Limerick lights up as Ireland’s first City of Culture” published on jetsettersblog.com, Noel Hogan will participate to the project “which will tour the city in a music bus throughout 2014 to encourage and support local musicians to create original work (‘Pigtown’ is one of Limerick’s nicknames, referring to the city’s thriving bacon curing industry.)“
New message yesterday on Facebook
Original Facebook message about “Zerova”
Zerova is “a Polish experimental music band combining soft electronic sounds with a
variety of traditional instruments” according to their bio on Discogs.com
Listen to the song below:
Zerova – “Gombrowicz”
According to Noel Hogan’s recent post on Tumblr, he and his long time collaborator Fin Chambers are almost done with their new project.
Finn & Noel.
The ongoing project I have been working on with Finn Chambers is almost finished.
I hope to have a complete update on this in the coming weeks
For now it remains unclear what kind of project Noel is talking about. A new Mono Band EP or album? Or something completely new? As we reported before, Noel has been working on a new EP, and before that new Mono Band demos with Fin Chambers’ vocals had surfaced.
It seems like we all need some break from yesterday’s shocking news from The Cranberries camp, so here’s some good news: apparently The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan is working on a film soundtrack. At least, that’s what he wrote in his Tumblr post a few days ago: “New Work. Film soundtrack.”
Sounds pretty mysterious. We don’t know the film title yet, but as soon as we do we’ll let you know.
Noel Hogan’s Tumblr