Our interview with French Director Olivier Dahan

September 17, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

We may know Olivier Dahan as the director of La Vie en Rose, Le Petit Poucet or Grace de Monaco, but to us, he is the iconic director of four music videos for The Cranberries as well as one from Dolores O’Riordan’s first solo album.

A few weeks ago, Olivier Dahan was kind enough to answer our questions and revisit his fruitful collaboration with The Cranberries.

Cranberries World: First, let’s start by talking about your first project with the band, how was your first collaboration in 1996, on Salvation?

Olivier Dahan: I worked at the time at ‘Bandits’, the production company owned by JB Mondino. The band contacted me and left me carte blanche for this clip. Dolores had sent me the lyrics telling me about the main theme: a song against drugs. At the time I would always start working with preparatory drawings: so I began drawing this scary clown, then other characters that I placed in some frames that made sense with the lyrics of the song.

Two of Olivier Dahan’s drawings he kindly agreed on sharing with us
(More drawings to be uploaded soon on our “Salvation” video page)

CW: How was your work received by the band, specifically Dolores?

OD: Dolores was more involved than the rest of the band, because she was the one writing the lyrics – but also because of her strong personality. At the end of the day, most of my exchanges at the time of the development of the concept were almost exclusively with her. She would then debrief the rest of the band on the ideas that she and I were contemplating.

CW: What were her expectations for the Salvation video?

OD: Beyond the anti-drug theme, one of the first things that she told me when we talked about the concept of Salvation‘s video was that she wanted her bones to be seen. She liked provocative or disturbing things sometimes. I understood that she was ready to go far and, as a matter of fact, our video was censored in some countries: we thus released a “light” version where scenes of violence, like the scene where the parents are tied on a chair, were blurred.
In general, Dolores was very attentive and wanted her clips not to be formatted. She always tended to want to go beyond mainstream.

CW: Your second collaboration with The Cranberries was in 1999 for the video for their fourth album’s first single, Promises. How was this concept born? Tell us about the idea of having the ‘Robins des Bois’ in the casting.

OD: I wanted a gap between the seriousness of the lyrics and an almost burlesque visual. The Cranberries did not know the ‘Robins des Bois’ and, as far as I’m concerned, I had only seen some of their sketchs. I believe they were only starting out back then, but I thought they could fit what I had in mind. That being said, I have been able to work again with Jean-Paul Rouve or Maurice Barthélémy since, who I both really appreciate. Maïwenn is also featured in this video. She plays the role of the scarecrow.

CW: And what about the atmosphere on the set with the band?

OD: The atmosphere was always very pleasant. I was given lots of freedom for creation; and the band would place their entire confidence in me. Their success, at the time, would allow them to be granted significant budgets for their clips and therefore to have lots of fun. They were always very enthusiastic and excited about our projects. We would get along quite well actually, each of them were very friendly. We spent a fair amount of time together later in Toronto when shooting the video for Animal Instinct. We would go out, attend gigs together, etc.

CW: Animal Instinct is quite different from the two other clips we’ve discussed so far. Where did you get the inspiration for that video?

OD: On this third collaboration with the band, I wanted to do something much more down to earth, with a direct link to the lyrics. This time, the shooting lasted for almost a week, in similar conditions to that of a movie, in Toronto. We worked out an entire story, set up a casting to find the actors… I wanted something that looked realistic. When it was broadcasted, we had to submit an alternative edit of the videoclip, a version that did not feature the intro, for MTV. This story with those kids who are removed from their mother was obviously something somehow too harrowing for them!

CW: At last, the band called on you once again in 2002 to work on the This Is The Day videoclip. What was the idea behind this?

OD: The goal was clearly to make a spectacular video with powerful images. In the end, it was not the link with the lyrics that mattered most here, but the aesthetic side with a rather baroque universe.

Preview of the storyboard of “This Is The Day” that Olivier Dahan kindly shared with us
(See more images taken from “This Is The Day” storyboard on the video page by clicking here)

CW: Dolores would always have those looks, and different haircut in your videoclips…

OD: Something was very clear on each of our collaboration: she had to be transformed, change her appearance. These transformations would motivate her a lot. On each of our collaborations, she wanted her look to be completely different from all the previous ones. Actually, among the first questions she would ask whenever we would start working on a new video concept was: “Alright, so what’s my look on this one? Which costume? Which make-up? Which hairstyle?” That would amuse her a lot. Gigi Lepage, the designer I work with, loved working with her.

CW: In 2007, you worked on the videoclip of When We Were Young, from Dolores’ first solo album. How was this collaboration different from those you had experienced with the band?

OD: Actually, it was not any different. The one main difference was the budget! The challenge here was to find some aesthetic ideas that could fit within this limitation. We shot the video in Paris, with sequence-shots, within a day. We made several sequence-shots this way, and chose the right shot together, there was no montage. Shooting started in the morning, and by the end of the day, the clip was done.

CW: Throughout all of these years, did you ever get to see the band play live?

OD: I did, several times! They had even asked me to film one of their concerts back then, though, unfortunately, I was already working on other projects at that time.

CW: Last question, which of these videoclips would you consider your favourite among all of those that we’ve discussed?

OD: The one that marked me most is probably Salvation, because it was our first collaboration and the concept worked very well. This Is The Day was also a beautiful collaboration: I produced this clip with Hervé Humbert, and worked with a graphic designer, Marc Latil, who I appreciate a lot; and I think the result is very powerful, visually speaking. The concept actually evolved throughout the process. During the shooting, we had not yet considered projecting images in space. We only got to improvise this later.

“Dreams (Pop Mix)” version available on Apple Music

September 15, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

“Dreams (Pop Mix)” demo is premiering these days on Apple Music.

If you’re an Apple Music suscriber you can already listen to the full track by searching for “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Super Deluxe) Edition”.

For all others, here’s a 30 sec preview of this gem:

 

As a reminder, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition” will be released on October 19th 2018.
Preorder the album on this link.

“IN THE END” The Cranberries’ final album title amended by The Guardian (UPDATED)

September 14, 2018  |  20 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Guardian just edited their online version of their interview with the lads as there were a few mistakes. Read below the notification added in the very last lines:

This story was updated to correct two errors. The Aer Lingus incident occurred in 2014, not 2016. At the time of her death, O’Riordan was in London to mix a record with her side project D.A.R.K, not to record vocals for Bad Wolves.

Furthermore, the article now features another amendement regarding the name of the album. “THIS IS THE END” has now been replaced by “IN THE END”… Could that be another mistake that hasn’t been listed in their “update list”?

Let’s not numerous fans have already been commenting on how heartbreaking “This Is The End” sounds, so let’s hope this time The Guardian got the title right…

1st version with “This Is The End”

2nd version with “In The End”


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 14 – 3:30 PM (UTC)

The guardian edited their online article for the second time, again amending errors, although this time the name of the album hasn’t changed. So now looks very likely that “In The End” will be the title of the ultimate album.

We may thus wonder if this was a mistake from the journalist – as we can imagine that The Guardian would have listed this error on their “update list” while amending the article for the 2nd time – or if the band has decided to change the title between Sept 3rd and yesterday, thus requiring an amendment once the article was already printed.

3rd version still with “In The End”

Here’s also below the hard copy of the newspaper, shared by ‘The Cranberries Newspaper’ on Facebook, thanks to them. It appears that the printed paper features a different photo of the lads and the first version of the article, meaning the album title mentioned is “This Is The End”.



BREAKING: Noel, Mike and Fergal’s first interview since Dolores passing, revealing the name of their ultimate album (UPDATED)

September 13, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Today, The Guardian published the first interview of the lads since January 2018.

As we know, the band has been avoiding media interviews and requests to take part in commemorative projects these last months, asking for people to respect their wishes for privacy at this very difficult time.

However, as the 25th anniversary edition of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” is about to be released this October along with The Cranberries final album called “THIS IS THE END” that will be released in 2019, the band spoke today for the first time to The Guardian at Strand hotel, Limerick, discussing the “challenges of working without [Dolores]”

Click here to read the article where the band says that their ultimate album will be “really strong lyrically“.
They indeed explain that “she always said she found it hard to write songs when she was happy. She always said: put a bit of misery in her life and it was easier.

The band also confirms that “This Is The End” will be their last album:
“We will do this album and then that will be it,” [Noel] adds. “There is no need to continue.”

The Guardian treats us with the first photoshoot of the band without Dolores, heartbreakingly describing the scene:
The band step out on to the balcony to do the photoshoot. Noel stood out here with O’Riordan the last time he saw her. This is new for them: no frontwoman, no idea how to stand, to pose, without their focal point. ‘With Dolores, doing pictures was so easy, because you knew exactly what to do’ he smiles. ‘Just all get behind her’. 

Photo: Patrick Bolger for the Guardian

Thanks to Julien @jttlse for his help


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 14 – 3:40 AM (UTC)

“IN THE END” should in fact be the title of the album and not “THIS IS THE END”. See our update by clicking this link.

Photo shoot in Cancún 2017: Never seen before pic

September 12, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A never seen before pic from the photo shoot in Cancún, Mexico in February 2017 was shared yesterday by The Cranberries on Facebook.

The Cranberries in studio for the new album’s mastering

September 7, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a small video on Instagram today to announce they were currently mastering the new Cranberries album, that is to be released in 2019, in Metropolis Studios, London.
More info about this upcoming album can be found on this link.

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Today we master the new Cranberries album.

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One may imagine we should get some more glimpse of their studio work in the upcoming days.

Stay tuned!

RTÉ apologizes regarding the ‘Joe Jackson tapes revisited’

September 7, 2018  |  26 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, September 6th, RTÉ published an apology regarding the ‘Joe Jackson tapes revisited’ show which aired last week on Radio 1.
As pointed earlier by our team and other fans, the broadcast appeared to feature a ten minutes interview of Sinead Lohan from 1998 that was incorretly attributed to Dolores O’Riordan. Moreover, “there was a clear inference that the members of The Cranberries band had used drugs”.
A correction and apologies from RTÉ were thus in order.

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family

September 7, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family and published at 5:16 AM (Irish time) today on The Cranberries Facebook:

Band announcement on this special day

September 6, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The Cranberries just published the below note:

On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O’Riordan. Today we continue
to struggle to come to terms with what happened.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family and our thoughts are with
them today.

Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people ’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We ’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time.

We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time.

Pre-order: 5 versions for EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”

August 30, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today The Cranberries published an official link to preorder the “25th Anniversary Edition”. Five different versions are available including an unexpected limited clear vinyl:

Tracklist for the Quadruple CD Album:

DISC ONE

Original album remastered
1 I Still Do
2 Dreams
3 Sunday
4 Pretty
5 Waltzing Back
6 Not Sorry
7 Linger
8 Wanted
9 Still Can’t . . .
10 I Will Always
11 How
12 Put Me Down

DISC TWO

Album out-takes
1  A Íosa**
2 What You Were (1991 demo)*
3 Linger (Dave Bascombe mix)*
4 How (Alternate version)*
Single B-sides
5. Liar
6. What You Were
7. Reason
8. How (Radical mix)
9. Them
10. Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter movie remix)
Debut EP (Xeric Records, 1991)
11 Uncertain
12 Nothing Left At All
13 Pathetic Senses
14 Them
Early cassette demos (1990-1991)
15 Dreams (Non-mixed mix)*
16 Sunday*
17 Linger*
18 Chrome Paint**
19 Fast One**
20 Shine Down**
21 Dreams (Pop mix)*

DISC THREE

Live at Cork Rock (June 1, 1991)
1 Put Me Down*
2 Dreams*
3 Uncertain*
Live at Féile, Tipperary (July 31, 1994)
4 Pretty*
5 Wanted*
6 Daffodil Lament*
7 Linger*
8 I Can’t Be With You*
9 How*
10 Ode to My Family*
11 Not Sorry*
12 Waltzing Back*
13 Dreams*
14 Ridiculous Thoughts*
15 Zombie*
16 (They Long to Be) Close to You*

DISC FOUR

Dave Fanning, RTE radio session, 1991
1 Dreams*
2 Uncertain*
3 Reason*
4 Put Me Down*
John Peel, BBC Radio 1 session, 1992
5 Waltzing Back*
6 Linger*
7 Wanted*
8 I Will Always*
Dave Fanning, RTE radio session 1993
9 The Icicle Melts**
10 Wanted*
11 Like You Used To**
12 False**

*previously unreleased version
**previously unreleased and track never released on an official Cranberries release

Teaser and artwork for the EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”

August 30, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just changed their cover on socials and website with a new artwork dedicated to the “25th Anniversary Edition” to be released on 19 October 2018.

they also published a short video teaser:

Out 19th October

Out 19th October – https://TheCranberries.lnk.to/EEIDISWCW

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Donnerstag, 30. August 2018

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” featuring Dolores on radio tonight

August 30, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” – Dolores O’Riordan episode tonight at 10:00 (GMT+0) on Irish radio RTÉ Radio 1

Short promo:

EEIDI 25th Anniversary boxset: tracklist details confirmed

August 29, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Amazon.co.uk is currently updating their pages with some more details that pretty much come as a confirmation of our tracklist guess:

Indeed, disc 2 will be featuring:
– probably already known b-sides versions released on the Complete Sessions 1991-1993 (tracks 5-10)
– Uncertain EP (tracks 11-14)
– Dreams unmixed demo (track 15)
– Dreams pop mixed demo (track 21)
– “early demos” that seem to be those featured on the Water Circle tape (16-20) though Shine Down wasn’t on the tape, which means these could be unknown demos!

Unfortunately, no info yet as per this Íosa version which is featured on the “studio/demo” CD so fingers crossed this hopefully shouldn’t be one of the known live versions.

As for disc 3, it looks that it will indeed feature the live recording of the band’s July 31st 1994 performance at Féile festival.

Although disc 4 no longer appears on the page, it’s pretty clear to us it will feature the following radio shows : 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)

EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”: final details revealed and pre-order opened

August 29, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

This it it! Amazon UK just updated their page and opened pre-order for the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th anniversary edition boxset.

The album will be released on October 19th 2018 and seems to be featuring a large booklet along with some never seen before printed photos of the band:

Click here to preorder on Amazon UK. Other Amazon countries should appear pretty soon.

As a reminder the tracklist has already been revealed a few days ago, click here to know more about the audio content of the boxset.


Additionally, HMV confirms there will be a 2-CD edition with only the content of Disc 1 & 2.
One may note that the remastered album will be released on CD and LP as well (1-disc only for both):

It seems unlikely a vinyl boxset will see the light of day but we never know…

BREAKING: EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition” album tracklist revealed (UPDATED)

August 26, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

A new boxset featuring 4 CDs appeared these last days on Amazon (Italy, France and UK), it’s non available for sale nor pre-order yet and will be released by Universal/Island. The price is £40.75 that is to say, more or less €45 and $53.

No doubt this is the first preview we’ve got of the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition that is to be released in September.

The tracklist appears as follows:

DISC 1

  1. I Still Do
  2. Dreams
  3. Sunday
  4. Pretty
  5. Waltzing Back
  6. Not Sorry
  7. Linger
  8. Wanted
  9. Still Can’t…
  10. I Will Always
  11. How
  12. Put Me Down

DISC 2

  1. Íosa
  2. What You Were
  3. Linger
  4. How
  5. Liar
  6. What You Were
  7. Reason
  8. How
  9. Them
  10. Pretty
  11. Uncertain
  12. Nothing Left At All
  13. Pathetic Senses
  14. Them (Xeric)
  15. Dreams
  16. Sunday
  17. Linger
  18. Chrome Paint
  19. Fast One
  20. Shine Down
  21. Dreams

DISC 3

  1. Put Me Down
  2. Dreams
  3. Uncertain
  4. Pretty
  5. Wanted
  6. Daffodil Lament
  7. Linger
  8. I Can’t Be With You
  9. How
  10. Ode To My Family
  11. Not Sorry
  12. Waltzing Back
  13. Dreams
  14. Ridiculous Thoughts
  15. Zombie
  16. (They Long To Be) Close To You

DISC 4

  1. Dreams
  2. Uncertain
  3. Reason
  4. Put Me Down
  5. Waltzing Back
  6. Linger
  7. Wanted
  8. I Will Always
  9. The Icicle Melts
  10. Wanted
  11. Like You Used To
  12. False

From what we see, we can imagine that:
Disc 1 is the remastered version of the album
Disc 2 features demo/studio versions of the songs (1-10?), as well as the Uncertain album (11-14?) & the Water Circle tape (16-19?), and the two never heard before demo versions of Dreams that Noel Hogan recently found on a tape (“very first demo” of Dreams that isn’t mixed as Noel took the cassette home before any mixing was done, and a “pop mix” featuring a different intro and outro)
Disc 3 could be a live concert (or live tracks) from the 93/94 era that very likely looks like the July 31st 1994 concert at Feile Tipperary Festival from tracks 4-16 though from what we know, the performance was starting with Sunday instead of Put Me Down/Dreams/Uncertain…
Disc 4 looks like radio sessions tracks starting with the 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), the 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), and the 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)

Thanks to Stephane for the finding and to Edward for his analysis of Disc 3!


UPDATE – AUGUST 28

– It seems a 2 CD version will be available as well as Amazon.es and Amazon.fr both listed a Barclay release with Disc 1 and Disc 2 content only.
Will there be more versions?

– Concerning disc 3, some of our readers are saying the first 3 tracks (just before the Féile 94 show) could be from Cork Rocks 1991. Until now, only “Uncertain” and “Dreams” have surfaced taken from the Dave Fanning Show. Definitely a high probability!!

– On Amazon UK the price decreased, it’s now £34.48

‘Just our imagination’ – article on Dolores mural in Limerick

August 24, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

‘Just our imagination’, an interesting article on Dolores mural in Limerick posted today on arestlessart.com
Remember, it’s one of the tributes reviewed here last week.

Thanks to Eoin Devereux for the link.

Bridget Lambert’s mural of Dolores O’Riordan with school children in Caherconlish (Limerick)

Tributes to Dolores continue

August 18, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

More than 7 months after the passing of Dolores, tributes all over the world continue. We can’t review them all as they are too many, however let’s note 3 interesting ones which just happened these last few days:

The first tribute is currently hanging proudly at Connolly’s Cross, Co.Limerick. It was made by the art school ‘Class Art Studio’ from Ballyadam, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Over 30 children worked on different parts of the mural, each painting an individual butterfly inspired by The Cranberries song “Just My Imagination”.
More photos on the Class Art Studio’s Facebook.

Second tribute to notice concerns a band called ‘whenyoung’ who covered “Dreams” to pay their respect to a band who inspired them. The band members grew up in Limerick too…
The song is now available on Spotify and you can watch below the video posted on Vevo/YouTube:

The 3rd interesting tribute just happened a few hours ago on the Irish TV channel RTÉ One where the national school choir from Moyross, The Corpus Christi School Choir, performed “Dreams” in a show called ‘Up For The Match’ ahead of this Sunday’s All Ireland Final.
The performance was just posted on YouTube:

Nice tribute to Dolores at ATN festival in Ireland

August 5, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Nice tribute to Dolores O' Riordan at All Together Now festival in Waterford, Ireland. Thanks to Hot Press Magazine for the pic!https://twitter.com/hotpress/status/1025821816949039111

Gepostet von Cranberries World am Sonntag, 5. August 2018

“Something Else” reissued on green vinyl: first images (UPDATED)

August 1, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may remember the album “Something Else” will be reissued on green vinyl in 2 days (August 3rd) and today the first images of the sealed front cover with its sticker appeared on the internet on Instagram here and here. No image of the green vinyl itself for now but it should appear pretty soon. You can still pre-order the album now as this limited edition colored vinyl is not yet sold out. It’s available almost everywhere, for example on Amazon.com


UPDATE – AUGUST 2

Pretty soon indeed! Here comes the first photo of the green vinyl. Thanks to Instagram user patric_sea and to Isaac for the link.

“No Need To Argue” blue vinyl: first images

July 17, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first images of the limited edition “No Need To Argue” blue vinyl just appeared on the internet (on eBay). This is a new color made by Runt and now in stock and available on their website for $29.98
Not to be confused with the Clear & Blue version already released a few months ago.

It seems that this version replaces the Pink & Orange one supposed to be released on May 4, 2018 and which never saw the light. Indeed the old Pink & Orange page now displays this Blue vinyl.

“I Heart The Cranberries” – review, photos and videos

July 10, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Back from Limerick where some members of the Cranberries World team were privileged and moved to be part of the “I Heart The Cranberries” concert at Dolans where Limerick city paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan on July 5, 2018.

Dolans pub

Ros I Measc Lusanna An Chromchinn

As you may know, the event was organized by Limerick musician Emma Langford, who decided in January, a few days after sharing the stage with Noel Hogan at a charity event for a suicide and self-harm prevention center, that Limerick needed to honour Dolores memory: “after her tragic and untimely death I – among many, no doubt – wanted to make sure a tribute happened here in Dolores’ home town, and it had to be done right”.

All profits from the event went to Adapt House, a domestic violence support service, as well as Limerick Mental Health which was recommended to Emma by Noel Hogan himself as this is a cause he emphasized Dolores would care deeply about.

As announced in a statement from The Cranberries on March 9th, none of the band members were attending the concert at Dolans although they explained they were “touched and honored” that this tribute to the band and their music was taking place:

However, some of the band’s acquaintances attended, as pointed out by Hot Press who noticed that Niall Quinn, original member of The Cranberry Saw Us, was there.

The evening started with an instrumental version of “Zombie” performed by the duo of violinists Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin.
Emma Langford then presented the event before giving the floor to The Cranberries fanclubs, with a small word from our team and a speech by our friends from Cranberries Italia, who, let’s recall, raised over €2,000 for Limerick Learning Hub – again, a project recommended by Noel Hogan – in order to give back to Dolores’ hometown the kindness Dolores gave to her fan community.
Emma was later joined on stage by Hannah Nic Gearailt and Sara Ryan to launch the gig with their performance of “When You’re Gone”, setting an emotional tone for the evening to come…
Watch the video below:

SETLIST & PERFORMERS:

PART 1:
01. Zombie (instrumental) – Maria Ryan, Lucia MacPartlin
02. When You’re Gone – Hannah Nic Gearailt, Sara Ryan, Emma Langford
03. Twenty One – Synead Toomey, Kayleigh O’Brien Music
04. No Need to Argue – Tracy Bruen
05. Dreaming My Dreams – Louise O’Flanagan, Sarah Croker Music
06. Sunday – Claire Heffernan, Hannah O’Brien
07. Yeat’s Grave – NIMF
08. Put Me Down – Jenny McMahon (DeLorean Suite)
09. Linger – The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

PART 2:
10. Pretty – MZKA (Jane Fraser)
11. Animal Instinct – Roisin El Cherif
12. Why? – Susie Q
13. Salvation – Siân Brown Music
14. Ode To My Family – Grainne Hunt Music
15. Daffodil Lament – “The Cranberrinis” Jean McGlynn, Norma Lowney, Jessica Bray, Jean Wallace
16. Dreams – Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich)
17. Zombie – all artists

House band:
Drums: Shane Wixted
Bass: Lesley-Ann Halvey
Guitar: Eoin Culhane
Guitar: The Danny Lanham Trio
Strings: Strung (Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin)

As shown above, the event was divided in two parts, first one focusing on soft songs with an emphasis on acoustic renditions of the songs as opposed to the second part that saw full band performances of the band’s hits – apart from a barbershop quartet performance of “Daffodil Lament”. Duration, approximately 150 minutes (including the 15/20 minutes break between two parts).

Thumbs up to all the artists for the work done on their arrangements, especially as we remind everyone that they were all volunteering their time for this tribute.
Some songs stood out from the artists’ reappropriation of the original Cranberries songs, such as NIMF’s electronica and ambient version of “Yeat’s Grave” or Jane Fraser’s rendition of “Pretty” sampling bits of an interview given by Dolores, “I Just wanna be Dolores”.

NIMF – Yeat’s Grave

MZKA (Jane Fraser) – Pretty

People will also remember Ann Blake (from The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra) who introduced “Linger” by telling the crowd of her experience singing at Dolores O’Riordan wedding with Don Burton back in July 1994, as Dolores had invited students from her former school Laurel Hill Coláiste – among whom Ann was – to perform for her big day. She was lucky enough to witness Dolores perform “Panis Angelicus” on this occasion.

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – Linger

Like a proper Cranberries concert, the gig ended with a fantastic rendition of “Dreams” by the ‘1994 Dolores look-alike’ Niamh Farrell who was later joined on stage by all artists to perform a final, powerful and very emotional version of “Zombie” which the crowd sang along at the top of their lungs to remind, “loud and clear”, how Irish people and worldwide fans LOVE this band.
Watch the video below:

Some cool pictures of the event taken by photographer Dolf Patijn have already been published, click here to see the whole 102-photos album posted on the Facebook account of www.ilovelimerick.com.

Suzie Q – Why?

Roisin El Cherif – Animal Instinct

All artists on stage – Zombie

Major thanks to Emma, the Dolans Pub and the Limerick LGBT Pride for giving life to this event and celebrating the life and music of Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries, fans are very grateful for this beautiful – and indeed cathartic – experience.

Also, special thanks to all the fans from Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and Cork who joined us for our preshow fan gathering!
Our memories are her legacy, let’s keep her alive, all together ❤

Tribute concert at Dolans in Limerick: 3 days to go

July 2, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re a couple of days away from the “I Heart The Cranberries” tribute concert that will take place at Dolans in Limerick on July 5th, so for those who will be attending and those who can’t be there, here’s a small recap:

The Cranberries Italia and Cranberries World teams will be meeting at Dolans’ pub at 6pm and invite fans to join us for a preshow fan gathering in order to share our love and memories.
Here’s a link to the Facebook event of the fan gathering.
Feel free to join for a drink at the last minute if you like, we’ll meet inside the pub between 6 to 9pm, it should be easy to find us all – follow the Cranberries flag!

The sold out tribute concert is then set to take place between 9pm to 11pm at Dolans Warehouse – doors opening at 8pm. The Warehouse is a 380 capacity venue located inside the pub, so you have to enter into the pub to access the venue.

More than 20 artists are expected to perform on that night, as seen on the below artwork:

Please note that The Cranberries will not appear and are not in a position to partake in any projects as written in their 20 June 2018 statement.

If everything goes well, The Limerick Lady is hoping that Dolans will allow people to stay for a singsong after the show.

For those who are still looking for tickets, here’s the Tickets buy & sell page where you might find some at the last minute. Make it fast!

The concert should be streamed live via The Limerick Lady Facebook page, the Dolans Pub Instagram account as well as the Limerick LGBTQ Pride socials.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated so as to enable those who can’t attend to follow the event.

See you there!

DOLANS
3-4 Dock Road
Limerick, Ireland
Tel: 061 314483


EDIT

The Limerick Lady started to reveal on Facebook the name of the artists that will appear on stage on Thursday as well as the songs they will play that night.

Please stop reading here if you don’t want to get spoiled

SPOILER:

For now we know of 12 songs that are going to be played in no particular order:

“No Need to Argue” – Tracy Bruen
“When You’re Gone” – Emma Langford / Sara Ryan / Hannah Fitzgerald
“Salvation” – Siân Brown (aka Lambdancer) backed by the house band
“Ode To My Family” – Grainne Hunt
“Why?” – Susie Q
“Daffodil Lament” – Jean McGlynn / Norma Lowney / Jean Wallace / Jessica Bray
“Yeats’ Grave” – NIMF
“Twenty One” –  Synead Toomey / Kayleigh O’Brien
“Dreaming my Dreams” – Louise O’Flanagan / Sarah Croker with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Sunday” – Hannah O’Brien / Claire Heffernan with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Pretty” – Jane Fraser (sampling original audio of Dolores and combining it with live vocals and band)
“Animal Instinct” – Roisin El Cherif

More songs should be revealed in the coming hours…

Statement From The Cranberries (20 June 2018)

June 20, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Official statement published today on The Cranberries’ website and Facebook:

A $250,000 check presented to Dolores’ family for “Zombie” cover

June 20, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

As read on hotpress.com today, Dolores O’ Riordan’s children were honoured with quarter million dollar check from Bad Wolves yesterday on stage in New York City at Gramercy Theatre.

    Photo credit: Peter McGoran

The official presentation was shared live on video on their Facebook.
You may recognize from right to left Donny Jr, Taylor and Don. The check was also accepted on behalf of their sisters, Molly and Dakota.

We shared a special moment with Dolores O’Riordan’s family tonight in NYC.#ForDolores

Gepostet von Bad Wolves am Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018

 

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