In The Hand

April 26, 2019  |  Comments Off on In The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

“In The End” by theHand. Posted on the cartoonist’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Pr Devereux to present ‘Waltzing Back’ at UL Alumni Gathering

April 2, 2019  |  Comments Off on Pr Devereux to present ‘Waltzing Back’ at UL Alumni Gathering  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Professor Eoin Devereux will be presenting “Waltzing Back –  an illustrated lecture on The Cranberries 1989-1993” at The Odeon in Dublin on 9 May 2019. A welcome reception will begin at 6pm followed by Prof Devereux’s lecture, Q&A and networking opportunity.

Full details and booking:

Professor Eoin Devereux – Twitter

Dolores and her classmates receiving special award in 1989

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.

Source: gael-linn.ie

Dolores’ class photo at Laurel Hill Secondary School

March 28, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

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).

Dr Fergal Lawler turns 48 today

March 4, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Today is Fergal’s birthday!
Sending love and our best wishes to you, Ferg.
xx

Noel Hogan turns 47 today

December 25, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

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.

“Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand

December 19, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The cartoonist The Hand just released a Rockalendar 2019… and January is for Dolores.
You can order it now on lulu.com by clicking this link.

Price: €12.36 (plus taxes and shipping)
Format: 43×28 (cm)

Previews on the following link: http://www.thehand.it/rockalendar/

WATCH: Tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by Limerick musicians

December 10, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

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.

Sources: Limerick Leader, I Love Limerick

Two centuries of Limerick music history brought to book

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 titled Limerick Music Throughout The Decades will be available for purchase on 30 October.

Read the full articles published earlier today on limerickleader.ie and limerickpost.ie


At the launch, Lorcan Murray, Geraldine Brennan, Ken McLoughlin, Mayor James Collins, Paddy Brennan, Fergal Lawler, and John Dundon Picture: Michael Cowhey

 

Limerick Music Throughout The Decades

“Fuarú” – Sibéal – The Late Late Show – RTÉ One

September 22, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Fuarú” – Sibéal – The Late Late Show – RTÉ One  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Artist Sibéal performed her version of The Cranberries’ “Linger” as Gaeilge yesterday at ‘The Late Late Show’ on Irish TV RTÉ One. Watch below:

A preview of our ‘Cranberries Mystery Tour’

September 12, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

Last week, just ahead of what would have marked Dolores O’Riordan’s birthday – and sadly, the date that was also chosen by the coroner to make the inquest public – we encouraged everyone to remember and celebrate the beautiful talent that she was by focusing on the music, sharing memories and spreading love.

Alan Martin, who we can fairly describe as the first ever Cranberries fan, took us at our words!
While some members of our team were in Limerick city to pay tribute to Dolores, Alan offered to treat us to a “Cranberries Mystery Tour” that would lead us to different venues where the band performed in their early days, schools they had attended as pupils, and Churches where they got married.

Most of the photos we took during this special tour will enable us to illustrate the concerts pages that represent the shows that they played during the 1990s. However, only a very few of these places are still standing today as they did back then.

During this tour, we were escorted to:

– The Flag Café (first ever show, 18 November 1989, TCSU with Niall Quinn – now closed and walled)

– The Crescent Hall

– The Glentworth (today’s Pery’s hotel)

– The Theatre Royal (closed)

– The Jetland Center (now a shopping center)

– People’s Park (where ‘Lark in the Park’ took place)

– The Parkway

– The Two Mile Inn

– The Speakeasy (today’s Texas Steak Out)

– The Empire Records shop where the band launched their debut album (today’s Centra shop)

– The Savoy, Top Floor (now entirely rebuilt)

– The Cruise’s Royal Hotel (first ever show with Dolores on 14 July 1990, the building is now gone)

But that wasn’t all!
We were honored to be welcomed at the Moyross ‘Corpus Christi Primary School’ where the very talented choir (who had sung earlier this year at Thomond Park for the Munster game, as well as on RTÉ One ahead of the All Ireland final) performed “Dreams” for us!!!

What a beautiful reminder of the impact of the band’s music on the upcoming generations, proving that music will, without a doubt, be the legacy that Dolores has left for all time.

Here’s our video to share this incredible and very emotional experience with Cranberries fans from all over the world :

Corpus Christi Choir Moyross – “Dreams”

Last, we were privileged to be joined by Professor Eoin Devereux at Limerick University, where he teaches, to learn more on the History of the band and visit some more places that are still full of memories:

– The Stables Club

– The University of Limerick room where ‘Treaty 300’ took place

– The Irish Chamber Orchestra

We’ve truly been touched by the hospitality we received in Limerick, and we treasure those lovely moments that we were privileged to share with everyone there. It is our sincere hope that by sharing this small review of our trip, fans throughout the world will feel the love the Limerick people have for the beautiful soul that Dolores undeniably was.

We would like to extend a very warm THANK YOU to Alan Martin, the Moyross Corpus Christi Choir, and Professor Eoin Devereux for filling our hearts with so much history and beautiful memories at a most needed time.

Limerick man ‘Dreams’ up Dolores O’Riordan flag tribute

September 1, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Interesting article posted on limerickleader.ie

Seoirse Laffan’s ‘Dreams’ flag hung proudly at the Na Piarsaigh homecoming

Limerick man wants to see Hurlers and Dolores honoured in mural

August 28, 2018  |  Comments Off on Limerick man wants to see Hurlers and Dolores honoured in mural  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

The article was published yesterday on limerickleader.ie and concerns the mural project. You may remember their first article about it in March this year.

[WATCH] Liam MacCarthy cup pays visit to Dolores’s family home

August 24, 2018  |  Comments Off on [WATCH] Liam MacCarthy cup pays visit to Dolores’s family home  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A  nice video featuring some members of Dolores’ family was posted today on limerickleader.ie in the article called “WATCH: Emotional scenes as Liam MacCarthy cup pays visit to Dolores O’Riordan’s family home”

No way to embed the video here so you have to click the link above to watch it directly on the Limerick Leader’s website.

Cranmeeting in São Paulo, Brazil on July 14, 2018

July 21, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A Cranmeeting was held in São Paulo, Brazil on 14 July 2018 in a bar called Cervejaria Artesanal São Paulo. The event was a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and was arranged by brazilian fanclub “The Cranberries Brasil”. Admission was free.

First, there was an acoustic performance by a trio of fans, “Threeberries” (Jorge Vinicius, Erik Rizzatto and Matheus). Afterwards, “Mary Jane”, a cover band, performed.

Threeberries
1) God Be With You
2) Pure Love (Puro Amore)
3) Disappointment
4) 7 Years
5) Ecstasy
6) Raining In My Heart
7) Sunday
8) Tomorrow
9) The Journey
10) Astral Projections
11) Fee Fi Fo
12) So Cold In Ireland
13) Daffodil Lament

Mary Jane (https://www.instagram.com/alanisecranberriescover)
1) Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
2) Analyse
3) Free To Decide
4) Hollywood
5) Animal Instinct
6) Linger
7) Ode To My Family
8) Loud And Clear
9) How
10) Just My Imagination
11) When You’re Gone
12) Twenty One
13) Wanted
14) Stars
15) I Can’t Be With You
16) Waltzing Back
17) The Icicle Melts
18) Why
19) Ridiculous Thoughts
20) Dreams
21) Salvation
22) Zombie
23) Promises

You can watch almost the complete performances on YouTube by clicking this link.

Thanks to Eduardo for sending us the photos below:

The Hogan brothers spotted at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork

July 16, 2018  |  Comments Off on The Hogan brothers spotted at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The Hogan brothers spotted last Friday (13 July) at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork with The Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly. This was shared today by the 4th man on the photo and Instagram user banogueman, Willie Ryan as known as The Owl.
Photo by Nicholas O’Donnell.

Mike Hogan turns 45 today

April 29, 2018  |  Comments Off on Mike Hogan turns 45 today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, April 29th, Mike Hogan turns 45 today.
Our thoughts go out to our favorite bass player on this special day!

    Photo off “Uncertain” video

WATCH: “Ode To [Her] Family”… by her family!

February 26, 2018  |  Comments Off on WATCH: “Ode To [Her] Family”… by her family!  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News, The Cranberries

Moving tribute by Dolores’s niece Noelle O’Riordan, with musicians Garreth Dunleavy and Fintan Coen at the “Dreaming Her Dreams: A Night in Memory of Dolores O’Riordan” event in Roisin Dubh, Galway, last night.

Watch 2 videos below.
First one on Facebook (thanks to Caroline Perdue):

Beautiful Noelle O'Riordan performing for us. Such an honor to have you with us. #dreamingherdreams #dolores #thisisgalway #roisindubh

Gepostet von Caroline Perdue am Montag, 26. Februar 2018

 

and the other on YouTube (thanks to Eva Garrett):

Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ Zombie – Official video

February 22, 2018  |  Comments Off on Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ Zombie – Official video  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A second brand new photo today!

December 26, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

After D.A.R.K. on Instagram earlier today, Dolores just published on Twitter a second photo. How cool!!

Heading to YYZ to see my babies
happy new year everyone!

 

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today

December 25, 2017  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, December 25, 2017
Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan who turns 46 today!

And a Happy Christmas to you all.


Rockhal – May 7, 2017 – Photo: Claude Piscitelli

And another nice drawing by The Hand today

December 9, 2017  |  Comments Off on And another nice drawing by The Hand today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The very inspired The Hand published on Instagram another nice drawing today, this time the whole band:

Last night I dreamt this…
#cranberries

 

Recent photo of Noel Hogan shared on Instagram today

December 8, 2017  |  Comments Off on Recent photo of Noel Hogan shared on Instagram today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A recent photo of Noel Hogan was published on Instagram today by user dine_officiel
Noel is supporting dinewear, a streetwear shop located in Toulouse France, and this is possibly the first time you can see publicly all Noel’s brand new tattoos with a wide view of his arms.

This is Noel Hogan of the Cranberries ladies and gents.
Thanks for your support @noelhogan
One of my fave artist on this planet…
feel special & proud today.

DINE

New drawing of Dolores by The Hand

December 8, 2017  |  Comments Off on New drawing of Dolores by The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Another great drawing of Dolores published today by the cartoonist The Hand on his socials.

#Leonardolores

Uomo Vitruviano – Leonardo da Vinci

RIP Myles Lawler, Fergal’s Father

November 9, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News, The Cranberries

Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.

He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.

He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.

Our sincere condolences to Fergal and his family.

Myles Lawler – Fergal’s Father

limerickleader.ie

Mike’s “The Sage Café” in Limerick is closing today!

September 25, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Sad news, “The Sage Café” (Mike Hogan’s Café) is closing today!
Below the photo posted a few hours ago on their Facebook page.

To all of our loyal customers and friends over the many enjoyable years on Catherine Street we would like to thank you for your continued custom and support however it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing our closure of the cafe as of today!

We will miss you all!

From all of us here at The Sage Cafe!


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Shakira rocks “Zombie” in Carpool Karaoke: The Series

September 20, 2017  |  Comments Off on Shakira rocks “Zombie” in Carpool Karaoke: The Series  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Another rare and great old pic to celebrate Dolores’ Birthday

September 6, 2017  |  Comments Off on Another rare and great old pic to celebrate Dolores’ Birthday  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Another rare and great old pic posted by zac_gallery on Instagram to celebrate Dolores’ Birthday.

Dolores and a fan – Italian radio – 2007

Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 46 years old today!

September 6, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s midnight in Ireland, Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan who turns 46 today!!

Rockhal 2017 – Photo: Claude Piscitelli

Noel Hogan’s new tattoo by Marco C. Matarese

June 19, 2017  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan’s new tattoo by Marco C. Matarese  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, Other News

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!

Sources: Marco C. Matarese Instagram, Marco C. Matarese Facebook

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 44 years old today!

April 29, 2017  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 44 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, Happy Birthday to our favorite bass player Mike Hogan who turns 44 today!

Photo credit: CreepingMacKroki – Bospop 2016

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 46 years old today

March 4, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Happy Birthday to our favorite drummer Fergal Lawler who turns 46 today!

Fergal in Cancún, February 10, 2017

Flight attendant to proceed against Dolores after 2014 incident

January 8, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News, The Cranberries

According to an article appeared this morning on The Business Post, Carmel Coyne, the flight attendant whose foot got injured during the Aer Lingus 2014 incident, has started a legal action against Dolores. High Court proceedings were filed last Wednesday and, according to the Business Post, Aer Lingus is listed as defendant as well.

We wait to get more information regarding the matter.

The Hand wishes a belated birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan

September 21, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

These past days The Hand, the very famous cartoonist in The Cranberries world, was very prolific and drew several portraits of Dolores O’ Riordan.
Yesterday he published his final work on the Internet as a GIF called “12DoloreS”
followed by a post on his Twitter account today with a message revealing his real intention:

actually and intentionally it was a GIF(t) for her birthday .. but I was late, as usual :/

Unfortunately it seems it won’t turn into a new “Calendolores” 😉

As the animation goes quite fast, you may have missed some drawings!
You’ll thus find below all his BRILLIANT sketches extracted from the GIF as well as the images they are related to (as usual click on each picture to see it larger):


Animal Instinct – video

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Are You Listening? – album

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Science Agrees – album

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D.A.R.K. – promo photo

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news-2016-09-21-dark-promo


London Astoria II – 1994

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I Can’t Be With You – video

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news-2016-09-21-i-cant-be-with-you


Lublin Arena – 2016

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MTV European Music Awards – 1995

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news-2016-09-21-mtv-europe-music-awards-1995


Promises – video

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The Journey – video

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The Voice of Ireland 2014 – final

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news-2016-09-21-the-voice-of-ireland-2014-final


Zombie – video

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Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!

September 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Title says it all…
Happy Birthday Dolores!

2016.00.06 HB Dolores

Photo credit: HAC Weekblad

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 45 years old today

March 4, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.

FergalZildjian

The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas

December 27, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !!
News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.


More details by clicking here.

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Source: Hot Press

A prolific “The Hand” much to our delight

October 22, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

If you know the work of The Hand you probably already know that he is a very prolific cartoonist. As you can judge on his Facebook and official website he sketched a lot of international and local (Italian) celebrities with his own unique style.
These last months he drew a lot of new portraits of our favorite Dolores. CW already wrote about that last august… but The Hand continued to draw of lot more after that.

published on September 6, 2014

One by one on our Facebook we shared his works but that is something we don’t really like to do as many people don’t have, don’t like or simply don’t want Facebook. For all those people, here’s a summary of his work:

published yesterday, Oct. 21

published on Oct.17

As you can see the man was bloody inspired by the pictures of Dolores these last couple of weeks, who would not be?

For the following drawing he even published a short video and colored versions:

published on Sept.27

“sketching Dolores O’Riordan – Sept.27”

published on Sept.27

published on Oct.14

published on Sept.23

He also drew 2 classic poses directly inspired by the videoclips Zombie & Promises.

published on Aug.17

published on Oct.19

If you like his work, some of his drawings are on sale by the artist directly. More details can be found on his website, don’t hesitate to contact him, he is a nice guy!

2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it

September 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on 2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it  |  by Axl  |  Other News

More medias for “The Pigtown Fling”: Noel Hogan and Eoin Devereux will be interviewed on “Limerick Today” on September 9th. The interview airs at 11:25 AM on LIVE95FM
Source: TPF Facebook

Another interview, this time with the famous cartoonist The Hand, was published on Cranberriesitalia.it. Obviously it is in Italian but “Google Translation” works pretty well on this one!

cranberriesitalia.it

Well known in the world of The Cranberries, The Hand recently drew new portraits of The Cranberries and Dolores as reported here. He also just posted on Facebook a brand new drawing for Dolores’ birthday:

Happy Birthday dear Dolores

“Ice Bucket Challenge” continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike

August 24, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Ice Bucket Challenge” continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This time it is Mike Hogan’s turn to appear on an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video. It was posted yesterday on The Sage Café’s Facebook. Mike is one of the guys pouring the buckets of ice water on others (hey, he is the boss after all)… and seems to enjoy it.


The Sage Café’s nominations

And you can watch the video below:

Sage cafe ice bucket challenge.#ALS.We nominate Savoy hotel,Red Hen bar and Cornstore.

Posted by The Sage Cafe on Samstag, 23. August 2014

 

Funny indeed, but this video is not the direct response to Noel challenging him. So we might have another video with Mike very soon (or not!) and this time he might not enjoy it as much as he just did. Stay tuned.

Noel Hogan accepts the “Ice Bucket Challenge”

August 23, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This summer if you’re living on the same planet as us, you probably noticed tons of videos of celebrities or friends pouring a bucket of ice water on their head. This is called the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge” and Noel just agreed to do it and posted the video on his Tumblr. Have a look his video is quite funny… especially the way his family reacts.

http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com/post/95492661202

The Ice Bucket Challenge spread over the internet these last months and kept growing and growing this summer. It all started from an athlete suffering from a degenerative disease combined with a good dose of self-deprecating media from the celebrities. Bill Gates even did it! The principle is based on having more and more videos all over medias/internet of people doing it to get funds for the ALS association. ALS is for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Those who are nominated have 24 hours to do it and can challenge 3 people of their choice to do the same. If they don’t accept they have to donate $100 to the association. It appears that most of celebrities are doing both. On this day ALS raised more than 60 million dollars.

In turns out that Noel has nominated 3 people of his choice and an interesting name for us, Cranfans, surfaced: Mike Hogan

So who’s gonna challenge Dolores? Noel didn’t… Mike maybe!
Even if there is not much chances that Dolores will do it as she tends to avoid the Internet and everything that revolves around it, it may reach her one way or another. Mike may nominate Russell, Russell may nominate Don and Don… well, we’ll see!
Good cause and good fun.

Catherine Hogan pouring the bucket (and seems to enjoy it 🙂 )

“Zombieguide.com” to fully go offline in June

May 21, 2014  |  12 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Other News

Next month, the popular fansite “Zombieguide” will no longer be. Website creator and owner, Alex Kraus, will allow the site, as well as all of its archived content, to go offline in June of this year. The website was a mecca of Cranberries news and information and was home to the most active forums for fans of The Cranberries in the history of the internet.

Most fans and visitors to the website will remember that in September of 2007, “Zombieguide” became inactive when its creator was threatened with legal action by Dolores O’ Riordan’s attorney. Though the website was no longer active after the autumn of 2007, as a result of legal issues, almost all the files remained online in an archived status.

In June of 2014, these archived files will no longer be accessible. Visitors are encouraged to take this opportunity to browse through the catalog of information stored on “Zombieguide.com” before it is removed from the World Wide Web.

You can visit it through the end of May.
You may also read through the forums, also available until the end of May, at http://www.zombieguide.com/forums/

On behalf of all of us at Cranberries World, we would like to thank Alex Kraus for his creation of and years of service to “Zombieguide”.

DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…

December 13, 2013  |  Comments Off on DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear all,
Thank you so much for your contributions, we managed to gather 42% of the required amount to pay for the advert, which was really of help for us.
It seems Fundrazr allows us to keep the campaign alive for a little while, so those who want to take part in the fundraising effort can still donate money for a few days!

As for the messages, we’ll keep on posting those we receive until Saturday – 11:59 PM (GMT) so feel free to send yours to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell your message will be posted, please do send your email again as we do answer everyone!

We’re very happy so many countries are represented, people from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA sent their support messages to Dolores.

This really is heartwarming!
Well done, guys!

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!

December 9, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘berries fans,
We’re very pleased to tell you that the advert WILL be published in the LIFE magazine this Sunday. The CW Team paid the required amount to make it happen.
Those who are willing to support our effort still have 3 days to help us by giving money on Fundrazr.

What matters most, now, is to gather as many messages as possible to encourage Dolores.
Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com, don’t forget to include your name or username and country. They will then be published at this address:
http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.

We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 11:59 PM (GMT) to send your messages!
It’s time to give back, peeps!

“Life” front cover

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT

December 6, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT  |  by Camille  |  Other News

TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!

It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.

Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com and tell her how important she is to you. Even a few words can be significant and will be much appreciated.
For those who are struggling with English, you can still write messages in your own language (they won’t be translated though), your contribution will still be important.

You can also contribute by giving money via Fundrazr if you want to help us buying the advert.
Let us recall you that you’re very welcome to send a message to Dolores even if you’re not contributing to the fund-raising effort!

Remember, this is your one and only opportunity to answer her call in the LIFE magazine and do something for her.
300 of you liked our post about the campaign, we should thus be able to make it all together!

Your idol is reaching out for help.
Are YOU listening to DOLORES?

PS: To all the loyal Italian fans who might be able to  have a talk with her in the upcoming days, please try not to mention it as it’d be better to let her find out by herself, cheers!

In it together 🙂

A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES

November 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear Cranberries fans,

As a community, we are bound by the same passion towards Dolores O’ Riordan because her songs are our inspiration. They have provided the soundtrack to our lives. Through good times and bad they have given us something to hold on to and helped make us stronger people.

Today is the day we have to tell Dolores how much we value this and how important she is to us!

Indeed, many of us were moved by Dolores recent expose in the major Irish newspaper “Sunday Independent” where she gave a very intimate interview with the journalist Barry Egan of that paper’s “LIFE” magazine, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.
Following this publication, numerous fans expressed a desire to show their solidarity, especially as Dolores stated « if I tell my fans that this happened to me and they still love me, that’s going to make me feel good about myself ».
Our idol is reaching out for help. This is therefore the time to tell her that our love is unconditional and will never fade.

To make this happen the Cranberries World team has decided to launch a global support project:

In partnership with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE, we’re going to publish the following half page advert in the magazine on December 15th so as to answer Dolores via the same means she herself used to confess her most intimate secrets. We believe that by acting this way, we will be demonstrating to Dolores how much we love and respect her no matter what has happened in her past.
Please note that we can guarantee Dolores will be provided with a copy of the magazine.

How can you contribute to this project?

First, you can encourage Dolores and express your love by sending your support messages together with your name/username and your country to supportdolores [at] cranberriesworld.com. Collective messages are also welcome. Please don’t be shy, show her that her revelation will in no way affect our respect or feelings towards her.
We will then publish all of your messages on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores in order to show Dolores that fans from all over the world are supporting her.

Secondly, we’re asking help from all of you to finance that advert as we need to raise €2,500 for a half page in “LIFE” magazine (27x14cm). We believe this opportunity is unique, and we can only make it happen if we all contribute. Let’s tell the Irish people and the entire world that The Cranberries fans are passionate and devoted. Let’s show them how strong we are when it comes to supporting the woman who gives us so much. You can donate via the donations platform FundRazr which accepts secure payments with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and other cards.

 

We’ve got less than 3 weeks to act, deadline for messages and fundraising is December 13th!

Thank you to all those who have supported us thus far and those who plan to support us in the near future. We know your support will be of great encouragement to Dolores and help her move forward with her life.
Thank you as well to photographer Mattia Sarzi Madidini who allowed us to use his wonderful picture of Dolores for the ad.

We’d also like to give a big shout out to Barry Egan and Eoin Healy of The Independent for the confidence and trust they have placed in us so that our ambitious project may see the light of day.

Last but not least, spread the word! Tell your Cranberries mates about our campaign.
Let’s make it huge and important, for us the fans and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

Dolores praised for her courage

November 11, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores praised for her courage  |  by Jury  |  Other News

A new article today by the Irish Independent featuring an interview with Ellen O’ Malley-Dunlop (CEO of the Irish Rape Crisis Centre) praising Dolores O’ Riordan for her “tremendous courage” in speaking out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered. Ms Malley-Dunlop thinks that Dolores’ admission would inspire countless victims to seek help around the country.

I think she’s shown tremendous courage and great generosity in speaking out, because when people like her talk about the terrible trauma inflicted upon them, it encourages others to come forward.

 

It is one of the most horrific crimes in our society and all the things Dolores said – like feeling ashamed, the aftermath of the trauma on her life, the lack of self-worth, the anorexia and the suicidal thoughts – they are all common feelings.

 

They are feelings that people have who have not been able to talk about the awful experiences they endured and it is never, ever the victim’s fault, particularly a child victim who is groomed.

Storm Thorgerson dies

April 19, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

The Cranberries album designer Storm Thorgerson passed away yesterday, April 18th, at age 69. The English graphic designer, mainly influenced by surrealism, is best known for his work on many music album artworks, including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Storm Thorgerson in 2009

In The Cranberries world, Thorgerson designed “Bury The Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. He also created artworks for these two album’s singles and “Beneath The Skin”.

“Bury The Hatchet”

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

Source: The Guardian

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 😉

Here is the final list of our winners:

  • Andrea from Italy
  • Anna from Poland
  • Carmen from Argentina
  • Diana from Italy
  • Hélène 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…

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