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
Former member of Dolores’ side project D.A.R.K. has released new EP. The music video of the song “The One” was posted yesterday on Olé Koretsky’s new YouTube channel simply called “KORETSKY”.
Olé announced it on Facebook this afternoon.
Have a look also at the article/interview posted on post-punk.com, or click image below to open pdf file.
Nice and very appropriate video with rewritten lyrics shared on Twitter today by Roisin Ingle:
we wish, wish we could return
wishing never had to learn
words like COVID-19
coronavirus you’re so mean
you are tearing us apart
and yet though this time is strange
so much to rearrange
we’ll keep washing our hands
all we can do is stand
together while apart
it’s not a game to us
and we’re in so deep
we sacrifice to keep us safe
social distance in our fingers a-a-ah
we don’t want to let it linger
we don’t want to
we don’t want to
we don’t want to let it linger
oh from Wuhan to Milan
something really has gone wrong
we’re singing songs
if we, if at home we stay
close pubs self isolate
socializing at home
call loved ones on the phone
avert your patrick’s day
it’s a tiny price to pay
and we will prevail
we’ll keep our precious people safe
the strong is standing for the weakest
we can make sure it won’t linger
we have to
we have to
we cannot let it linger
One of our readers, Meggie T, sent us a few photos taken yesterday at GRAMMY Museum. She had the opportunity to meet Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck who were kind enough to take photos and talk with the fans after the show. Thank you very much Meggie!
UPDATE – FEBRUARY 5
Another reader, Midori C, also sent us pics taken that same day. Just like Meggie, she met Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck after the interview/show outside the building. She also had the opportunity to meet Fergal, Noel, Mike and Olé before the interview. They all stopped to talk to fans, take pictures and sign autographs. Midori says it was an amazing day she has dreamed of and all the guys were so nice. Thank you very much Midori!
Following many complaints regarding the expensive shipping costs for non-US residents of the CalenDolores 2020 available from Etsy (and where you couldn’t even combine shipping when ordering 2 copies or more) theHand made a second version of his calendar available from Lulu where shipping costs are more reasonable.
Pay attention, this is really a second version of the calendar and not the same as Etsy shipped from another seller. There are several differences such as format, materials and number of pages. The price of the calendar is a little more expensive compared to the Etsy version, but if you add shipping it makes a big difference (again for those living outside the US) and combining is possible!
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An unauthorised book on Dolores O’Riordan was set to be published next week, but Dolores O’Riordan’s family have said that they don’t in any way endorse it, and will getting publication stopped. They reported that the book was full of inaccuracies (like the title for instance) and speculations and also violated copyright. They also said that the family and the band are upset by it, and especially Dolores’ mother.
The family urged the fans not to buy it.