One-year anniversary contest (update #2)

January 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on One-year anniversary contest (update #2)  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Last update about our one-year anniversary contest:
First, we’d like to thank all those who participated, you were more than expected!!

The answer to the question was of course¬†“Ode To My Family”, which most of you got right, although many got confused with “Roses”, a song Dolores dedicated to her father. One of you also answered “No Need To Argue”, a 1994 song which is very likely to be written about Dolores’ relationship with first boyfriend Mike Mahoney (although it has never been confirmed by any of the band members).

Click here to read the interview excerpt we posted in November in which Dolores explains she can’t sing “Ode To My Family” anymore because the song reminds her too much of her father.


Brest poster – Winners will receive it shortly

Anyway, congratulations to our 10 winners. Note that one of them decided to let someone else have his poster which had us drawing an 11th name by lot.
Beauvais & Brest posters are now all ready for shipping. Feel free to take pictures of them hanging on your walls once they reach you, and send those to us ūüėČ

Here is the final list of our winners:

  • Andrea from Italy
  • Anna from Poland
  • Carmen from Argentina
  • Diana from Italy
  • H√©l√®ne from France
  • Javi from Spain¬† whose poster thus goes to Lu from Uruguay
  • Lionel from the USA
  • Paul from France
  • Sean from the USA
  • Virginie from France

Again, thanks to Anne @ Ginger and Aude @ GDP

One-year anniversary contest [update]

January 24, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Well, well, well… 6 other posters were given to us (a big thank you to Aude @ GDP) so that we can please a total of 10 winners.¬†These 6 more are actually posters from the concert in Brest instead of Beauvais.¬†And they are huge, about 120×160 centimeters which makes something like 47×62 inches.
How cool!!!

We’re thus sending over 6 new emails to those of you whose name was drawn by lot.
Check your mailboxes.

To recap these 6 new winners will receive a Brest poster when the very first 4 winners (already emailed 3 days ago) will receive a Beauvais one.
Complete list of winners & photo of the new poster soon…

Cranberries World’s one-year anniversary!

January 14, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘Berries fans,
Cranberries World is one year old!
We’re quite happy on how things have been going so far and are determined to go on like this.

To celebrate, we thought we could launch a small contest to give away a couple of unused posters we managed to get on the last Cranberries tour (Thanks to Anne).

So if you’re interested in winning a large 120×80 centimeters (about 47×32 inches) poster of the concert in Beauvais, just email us the answer to the following question to contest[at]cranberriesworld[dot]com before January 20th:

Which song Dolores did not feel like singing on the European leg of the Roses tour due to the recent death of her father?

We’ll then draw lots to determine the winners who we’ll contact by email.

Beauvais 2012 – Poster to win (sorry for the bad quality pic!)

Now to leave you with a funny news on this special day, we recently discovered on YouTube an unusual video of The Cranberries gig in Caen (France) which was filmed in 3D by a member of the audience. One song only. Some of us tried to watch it with “anaglyph” glasses (simple red and cyan ones), and it worked!
We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Thank you for your support during this first year, we are truly grateful.
Cranberriesly Yours,
CW Team

“Dreams” in 3D (special glasses needed) – Caen 2012

The X Factor contestant covers “Dreams”

November 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Other News

Bella Ferraro, an aspiring singer from the Australian version of the TV show The X Factor, covered The Cranberries’ classic hit “Dreams” during the last show on November 5th.

The theme of the last week’s competition was Judges’ Challenge and the song “Dreams” was chosen by Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls fame.

Bella Ferraro performing “Dreams”

According to the young singer, she grew up singing The Cranberries songs. Apparently, the judges loved her performance.

It’s interesting to mention that Ronan Keating, one of the judges and an Irishman himself, said some nice things about the song: “I love that song. I don’t know if people realize this but that is so tough to sing. That is such a tough song. Dolores is an amazing vocalist. Great Irish band, actually. Good song choice, well done!”

To put an end to the boobs controversy

November 2, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

Two days ago CW reported about some gossiping on differents forums and between fans attending the current tour, whether Dolores had breasts enlargement or not.
We would like to remind you that we did/do not pass any judgement on Dolores appearance, nor condemn the use of plastic surgery. Every person should be free to use such methods if they want to with no fear of being judged by others. Remember though that no one confirmed that Dolores actually had this kind of surgery.

The CW Team felt that this was important to briefly address this topic, as a footnote in our last article, since it was widely discussed between fans.

Now back to celebrate The Cranberries’ music and performances! ūüėČ

Cranberries World now on Facebook

April 13, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

CW is now on Facebook. Visit our new (and under construction) page here.
We’ll post our news there as well…

Cheers!

Perform at the Cognac’s Blues Passions festival

April 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

Hennessy International¬†is giving their Facebook fans a chance to perform at the Cognac’s Blues Passions festival 2012 – where The Cranberries will also be featured.

People¬†can submit a video entry of their own performance to the “Be Heard. Be Found.” tab on the Hennessy +Country Facebook page, submitting their music online for a¬†chance to take their music to the Blues Passions festival stage.

All video entries will be judged by an esteemed judging panel including: Hennessy International, Blues¬†Passions, and Clash Magazine before being given to the public to vote on the “Be Heard. Be Found.” tab on¬†Facebook. The final step will see the judging panel pick their top three finalists to take their music from online
to onstage at Blues Passions, a festival that has hosted performances by musical legends including B.B. King, Gil Scott Heron and Ray Charles as well as Massive Attack, Moby, Taj Mahal, and Jamie Cullum.

The “Be Heard. Be Found.” talent quest are looking for musicians that can bring their own musical¬†uniqueness and dynamic performances to Blues Passions. Staying true to the roots of music and the Blues¬†heritage carried out by the festival, all entries must fit into the genres of Blues, Soul, Funk, Folk, R & B,¬†Boogie, Swing, Country, Gospel, Hip Hop, Slam, Rock’n Roll …

The “Be heard. Be found.” Talent Quest opens Monday 9th April, 2012.

Check out the Hennessy Facebook page for more information. (link no longer available)

The Cranberries Press joins Cranberries World

January 14, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Other News

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS is proud to join CRANBERRIES WORLD, a new site dedicated to The Cranberries and their solo projects.

CRANBERRIES WORLD aims to provide the most complete and up-to-date information about the band’s discography, videography and song collection, as well as past and future concerts and promo performances. Other sections will also be included on the site later on.

You may notice the site is still under construction; however, very soon we will be asking for your help to update, add or correct information in the site’s various sections. Your input will help us to keep this site as the most complete and accurate source of information about The Cranberries as well as every side and solo project involving our four favourite Irish musicians.

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS will no longer post news on its previous WordPress blog site. Be sure to visit cranberriesworld.com/news/the-cranberries-press/ to get the most recent news about The Cranberries and their solo projects.

For quick updates on all things about the Cranberries and this site, be sure to follow us on Twitter (Cran_Press) so you can always stay connected. You can also consult the Latest News and Latest Updates infoboxes on the website’s main page.

The Cranberries Press