Flag Café (1989.11.18)


Limerick, Ireland


The Cranbery Saw Us – No tour name, early years concert

SETLIST (incomplete)

My Granny Drowned In A Fountain Of Lourdes









No photo of the show known to this day.

Ticket / Pass

Admission was free so probably no ticket or pass were made.

Flyer / Ad






  • 0 recording  (Audio: 0  Video: 0)


  • None


  • Very first concert ever!!!
  • The band played under the name The Cranberry Saw Us, the very first name of The Cranberries.
  • Niall Quinn was on vocals. Dolores joined the band something like 6 months later.
  • The band performed as a five piece that day:  Niall Quinn on vocals, Noel Hogan on guitar, Mike Hogan on bass, Fergal Lawler on drums and a school friend of Niall Quinn on keyboard, his name is unknown (any help, someone?).
  • “Flag Café” (1988-1991) was a little coffee shop/vegetarian restaurant that also doubled up as an exhibition venue. It was an important platform in generating a thriving local art scene, exhibiting many contemporary art exhibitions and hosting live poetry literary and music events. Located at the corner of Broad Street and Flag Lane (now Sullivans Lane) it was popular with students of the nearby art college.
  • The concert was scheduled in the afternoon/early evening (5:15pm) and admission was free.
  • “My Granny Drowned In A Fountain Of Lourdes” is the only song certified to have been on the set.
  • The band probably played most of the songs of the 1st demo cassette “Anything”.
  • Duration of the concert, exact setlist and number of people in the audience are unknown.
  • There is no photo of the show or the venue from that day. Pictures above come from Google Street View from 2012, unfortunately the Flag Café was no longer there as it definitely closed in 1991.
  • The artwork of the flyer is very similar to the one of the demo cassette “Anything” although not exactly the same. Well… it rather is the opposite as “Anything” was made 2 months later on January 7, 1990. Same thing about the band logo, very similar although not exactly the same.
  • The artwork of “Anything” was drawn by guitarist Noel Hogan and he probably drew the flyer of this show.
  • Let’s note the mistake (both on flyer and demo tape) on the word “Cranberry” written with one ‘R’ instead of two! The band playing that day was named “The Cranbery Saw Us” with one ‘R’.


  • Noel Hogan (Anything cassette tape)
  • Zombieguide (Anything cover, cranberries biography, Niall Quinn in 1992)
  • The Cranberries Shows
  • The Cranberries shrine
  • Cheebah.typepad.com
  • Theartistledarchive.com
  • Google’s StreetView

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