It looks like the short movie “Told You” funded by Limerick City Council & Limerick Arts Office, and which was just completed, is featuring a soundtrack written by our very fav drummer Dr Fergal Lawler.
We have no info yet as per when this short will be released.
June 21, 2019 | Comments Off on “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan” in Ciudad de México next month | by Axl | Other News
A tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Rock will be held in Ciudad de México (Mexico City) on 19 July 2019. The concert will take place at Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, Sala Silvestre Revueltas at 8pm.
Our fellow Cranberries fans from The Cranberries Brasil are organizing another CRANMEETING next month on 27 July 2019. Like the past year, the event will take place in São Paulo at CASP (Cervejaria Artesanal São Paulo) where 3 bands will play Cranberries and Dolores solo career songs.
They will be auctioning off some generously donated prizes (mostly sports memorabilia) including a Cranberries promotional shot signed by Dolores, Noel, Mike and Fergal kindly donated by Eileen and Sandra O’Riordan. This will be accompanied by a signed copy of “In The End”
Cranberries fans interesting in bidding for these beautiful items can email a bid to James.Hayes@ul.ie
April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Dolores and her classmates receiving special award in 1989 | by Axl | Other News
Instagram user joanna.cran.pic posted a very rare clipping of the Limerick Leader published on 24 April 1989. Dolores and her classmates won “Slógadh ’89” (an Irish nation wide arts festival for young people) and received a special award, “An Gradam”. It was 30 years ago!!!
More about Slógadh
In 1969, Gael Linn established a competition based youth arts festival, Slógadh, involving several local events and culminating in a national final. This event was to prove one of the great successes of the Gael Linn calendar for many years. Activities included singing, storytelling and the visual arts.
The Slógadh music competitions catered for all kinds of music – traditional, pop, country ‘n’ western, classical, solo singing, choirs, musicals and solo instrumental. There were competitions for one act plays, miming and the traditional art form – the agallamh beirte. The festival was not limited to stage competitions. There were important art and literary sections also. The side events were often as important as the competitions themselves. Impromptu music sessions, discos, céilithe and poetry readings formed an integral and important part of the festival.
Above all else, Slógadh gave Irish a new relevance for the young generation. It became a living medium of modern artistic expression. At its zenith in the early eighties, over 50,000 young people were involved annually one way or another. It was through Slógadh that artists such as Clannad, the Hothouse Flowers, Altan and Dolores O’Riordan first gained recognition. It was in Slógadh that Cathal Ó Searcaigh, one of the most promising and prolific of our contemporary poets, came to the attention of the literary public. No other youth festival of its kind in Europe, with the exception of the Urdd Eistedfodd in Wales, could compare to it in scale or in the scope of its activities. Young people from the four corners of Europe – from Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, Occitania and Slovenia, to mention but some-traveled to Ireland to experience it.
A very rare pic was posted on Instagram by user joanna.cran.pic
This is the class photo of Dolores in Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick. Our friends from Cranberries Italia saw the pic in the school when they visited Limerick last year and said it was taken in 1990.
If so, do the math, Dolores was 18 (maybe 19).
Limerick musicians have combined to record a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan. The video of their rendition of The Cranberries classic song “When You’re Gone” has been posted earlier today on the internet. Some of the artists already appeared at the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute at Dolan’s pub on 5 July 2018. You might even recognize a few more…
Artists featured are: Anna’s Anchor, Ben Oit, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Carolyn Bourke, Casavettes, Changing Trains, Cruiser, Damien Moore, Delorean Suite, Emma Langford, Fox Jaw, Hedfuzy, Jane Fraser, John Daly, Laura Duff, Limerick Gospel Choir, Mizdrea, My Empire, New Age Messiah, Nova Quartet, Paddy Dennehy, Parliament Square, Peter Hanagan, Point Taken, Post Punk Podge & The Techno Hippies, PowPig, Protobaby, Raging Sons, Randolf & The Crokers, Sarah Dolan, Shane Wixted, Shardborne, The Flag Listeners, The Hitchers, Third Island, Tombz, We Come In Pieces, Windings, Zephire and Zombie Picnic.
From Limerick, a tribute to Dolores
…and featuring a former Cranberries member:
Niall Quinn (center) – The Hitchers
…and Ger O’Riordan, a member of Dolores’ family:
Ger O’Riordan (skull t-shirt) – Zephire
The video is directed and edited by Limerick filmmaker Shane Serrano. All proceeds will go to the MidWest Simon Community.
October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Two centuries of Limerick music history brought to book | by Axl | Other News
Paddy Brennan, a Limerick Historian and rock ‘n’ roll fanatic, just published a 556-page book regarding the History of Limerick Music from 1800 to 2018 including memorabilia and rare photographs.
The book has an extensive section on The Cranberries.
Author said: “Other bands were writing about love and songs that wouldn’t stand out whereas the Cranberries were writing songs where you would actually start listening to the words.”
The book called “Limerick Music Throughout The Decades” will be available for purchase on October 30.