Another Irish female music icon passes away.
In the last issue of the electronic journal of the Spanish Association For Irish Studies (AEDEI), a comprehensive analysis about the 3rd studio album of The Cranberries based on interviews and academic research.
Special thanks to Josep for the link.
Niall Quinn turns 50 today. Happy half-century, we wish you a wonderful celebration!
If you want to celebrate with a former The Cranberry Saw Us member, Niall is live on stage tonight with special guests in Limerick at Dolans/Kasbah, and featuring songs of his bands The Hitchers, Theme Tune Boy, Half Man Half Biscuit. “Expect decks, drums and a proper punky party”
UPDATE · 11 March
Setlist, as published by Niall.
Photo from the show by @seodashows
Angelo Badalamenti has died of natural causes yesterday 11 December 2022, he was 85. Mainly known as David Lynch composer he also collaborated with an eclectic mix of singers including Dolores O’Riordan since 2004.
Angelo and Dolores were never in a recording studio together. Their long-distance collaboration resulted in the release of 4 songs, three of them appearing on the soundtrack of “Evilenko” and the fourth one on “For The Record” (a Belgian compilation in support of UNICEF).
- Angels Go To Heaven (Evilenko)
- The Woodstrip / There’s No Way Out (Evilenko)
- The End Of A Madman (Evilenko)
- The Butterfly (For The Record)
in a 2015 interview, Angelo Badalamenti revealed he was working on Dolores’ album, so there might be more unreleased collaborations…
Earlier today, at 3:00 PM (CET), the authors of the comic biography “Dolores” appeared on twitch.tv for almost an hour chat with Andrea Rock. If you missed it, replay is available now.
MEET THE AUTHORS!
If you are in Italy this month you can meet the authors and purchase the volume during special presentations in Milano (5&6 September), Treviso (25 September) and Roma (29 September). More details on edizionibd.it
Read the article about the comic biography “Dolores” (out today) directly on tg24.sky.it
In Italian obviously, however English translation via Google Chrome or Google Translate works very well for this one.
Last 31 March, quite out of the blue and without any promotion, Fergal Lawler released an instrumental/ambient/experimental debut solo album titled “All Hope Is Never Lost”
All instruments, recording and mixing by Fergal Lawler.
You can stream the whole album for free, or buy a digital copy for €7, or simply buy one track for €1, on flawlermusic.bandcamp.com (Special thanks to Cranberries Italia for the link)
Also available on Spotify and possibly other streaming platforms.
1. Shaking Hands With Death
2. Reality’s Never Been Of Much Use Out Here
3. The Big Nowhere
4. But Then Everything Became Chaotic
5. Speaking Very Softly Now
6. Out Here On The Perimeter
7. Perhaps, In Retrospect
And last, he recently gave an interview about it to 200-percent.com
A new book by Sharon Slater and featuring Dolores O’Riordan was released yesterday. Titled “100 Women Of Limerick” it examines the lives and achievements of 100 women from Limerick City and County who impacted the world in notable ways; 2 pages a woman.
Price: 40 euro
Available from all Limerick bookstores, from publisher Ormond House, and online on omahonys.ie
Media such as extra.ie announced earlier this week that Dolores’ mother, Eileen O’Riordan, will join TV host Ryan Tubridy on 3rd September for the first show of the new season of RTÉ One The Late Late Show.
The show, taking place three days ahead of Dolores’ 50th birthday, will also feature a musical tribute to Dolores.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 1
Eileen will also be joined by Fergal Lawler.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 3
if you missed the show, replay available here.
Only 30 days left to watch!
Dreams 2020 and Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Further Education & Training are presenting a youth arts event this year in Limerick on Dolores’ birthday weekend, inviting young singer-songwriters from the area to apply. The special event/showcase will be streamed from the Dolores O’Riordan Park (Morning Star Park) in Bruff, Ireland, to remember Dolores’ 50th birthday.
More details on Facebook by clicking here.
A new Italian book has been released this week.
“Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries – Parole Di Una Star Riluttante. Testi Commentati”
The book recently appeared on Amazon and eBay. 287 pages published by Arcana, format 15×21 (cm). Not much information for now, the book could be a kind of song by song analysis.
On “The Late Late Show” tomorrow (RTÉ One – Irish TV), Cork singer Lyra will perform a musical tribute to The Cranberries lead singer on the third anniversary of her death. “Derry Girl” and Bridgeton star Nichola Coughlan has also been confirmed for the show.
Full details directly on live95fm.ie
“Women of Limerick” is a new mobile phone app to remember and celebrate women from Limerick’s History. It is available to download for free onto Android and Apple devices. The app obviously includes Dolores even if there’s not that much information yet.
This year will mark Dolores’ third anniversary as the world still faces the covid pandemic.
In this context, locals won’t be able to pay tribute to Dolores as they’ve now gotten used to on January 15th, mingling with fans travelling from abroad.
The organiser of 2019’s “Piano for Dolores” and 2020’s “In The End” remembrance events in Limerick has therefore partnered once again with the Limerick Arts Office and the Irish Arts Council to release a “Remember Dolores” podcast” on January 15th that will also be broadcast on the local radios.
The idea is to invite international fans and followers of The Cranberries and Dolores to share their memories, stories, poetries or songs and send these audio memories via messenger for these to be featured in the podcast, along with testimonies from local Limerick folks who witnessed the early days of the band.
For those of you who would like to contribute to this podcast, all information can be found on this link.
Miley Cyrus performed “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure, “Zombie by The Cranberries and “Midnight Sky” (her recent single) for “Save Our Stages Fest” yesterday at Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.
The video of the performance was streamed live on Miley Cyrus’ YouTube account where you can still donate for the “SOS Fest”.
Replay available, “Zombie” starts at 3:15
Thanks to pathetic_senses – one of our readers – for the link!
UPDATE – OCTOBER 19
As seen on ilovelimerick.ie today, Limerick county Dreams Fest will take place on Dolores’ birthday as a virtual event this year, live on the Dreams 2020 Facebook page at 1:30pm (Irish Time) this Sunday.
The articles explains that, “the event was filmed previously at King John’s Castle and will feature a host of musicians and familiar Limerick faces who are coming together to celebrate Dolores’ life and legacy. Dreams from the Castle was sparked by Dolores’ brother Brendan with the help of friends and local businesspeople and aims to mark his sister’s birthday through showcasing all Limerick has to offer through art, music and its historical sights. The event features many tributes to the star.”
For the occasion, the festival crew erected on the castle the mural painted in 2018 by Bridget Lambert of Class Art Studio and her 30 students.
Brendan O Riordan commented, “the artwork seems perfectly at home and brings back all the memories of that warm summer it was created. It’s for Dolores and for all she represents in this world – Love, joy, peace, happiness, music, painting, colour, energy, spirit, vibes, community and inspiration“
He added, “the event was small due to restrictions but aimed to give a little hope in these troubled times. We want to see Limerick on the map as the home of one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, my sister, global rockstar and front woman of the Cranberries Dolores O Riordan. Loved by the young, old, city, county, arts, sports she is the common thread that connects so many hearts here and all over the world.”
More photos of the event were already shared yesterday on the Dreams 2020’s Facebook.
We have just learned of the passing of a well known fan from Brazil in the Cranberries community, Elio Maraia Jr., whom we were used to know as Elio O’Riordan Junior.
Elio was the founder of the 1st fanclub in Brazil and former webmaster of “ZombieGuide South America”.
We felt it was important to let fans know as we believe some of our followers may have been closed to him.
Tonight we keep him in our thoughts.
May you rest in peace, Elio, your love for Dolores and the band will forever be remembered.
Rare photos from 1994(?) taken backstage at Theatre Royal in Limerick during a break when The Cranberries were recording “Zombie”. Fergal had just cut his long hair and Noel cut his shortly after for the “Zombie” video.
Fergal and Noel with Seamus Flynn – former owner of the Theatre Royal – his wife Patricia and his son Darragh. Photo credits: Laurie (Fergal’s wife).
Thanks to Seamus for the pics and story behind!
The EP features the track “Heartbreaker” which Cranberries fans are familiar with as Olé used to play it when presenting D.A.R.K. tracks Live PA as opener of The Cranberries on their 2017 tour.
One may thus wonder if the other unreleased tracks Olé played live on this tour will ever be released – and as solo material or D.A.R.K.? Let’s note that some of them featured Dolores’ voice so we could expect them to make it on the second album of D.A.R.K. that was already recorded when Dolores passed away and will hopefully see the light one day.
“MMXX” also includes an interesting cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Let Olé know what you think of his work!
We just learned of the passing of Anne Hogan, Noel & Mike’s mother, that occurred yesterday.
The Cranberries World team members would like to express our sincere condolences to the Hogan Family, and in particular Noel and Mike, who we keep dear to our hearts in this difficult time.
Those wishing to express their sympathy can do so on rip.ie condolence section or can send Mass cards and letters of sympathy by post to Cross’ Funeral Directors.
May she rest in peace.
We’ve sadly just learned of the passing of Denny DeMarchi, who fans of The Cranberries were very familiar with as he used to perform on stage as additional musician with the band on the 2009-2011 Reunion Tour. He also accompanied Dolores in her solo career, contributing to her two solo albums Are You Listening? and No Baggage, and touring with her in 2007.
According to Wikipedia, Denny was born on 28 November 1962, he was 57.
The CW team would like to express our sorrow and condolences to his family and friends, and in particular his brother, Steve DeMarchi.
Rest In Peace, Denny…
UPDATE – MAY 16
…and Dolores’ management also posted a few words on the official Facebook page of Dolores O’Riordan