In the new Limerick Leader from July 14, Dolores’ mother Eileen speaks about her last moments with star. Dolores and her mother are appearing front page (as well as a very young Dolores with the late Archbishop Thomas Morris) plus there is one more page article inside. In shops now or digital edition available by clicking this link. Price: €2.50
UPDATE – 8:30 PM (UTC)
Part of the interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.
UPDATE – 15 July
Complete interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.
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.
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
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 ❤
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!
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
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
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…
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
A note from the CW Team: This article was shared for the purposes of information only and does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, support, or approval from our team of works by cover artists, including this version.
Two days ago the Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ based in Limerick published on Facebook a photo of a bench they unveiled last week as a tribute to their former pupil Dolores O’ Riordan.
Our Comhairle na nDaltaí unveiled a bench in memory of our past pupil Dolores O’Riordan last week. It is placed in our 6th year garden with lyrics of her music to provide inspiration for years to come. Míle buíochas for such a beautiful and fitting tribute.
The bench features three lines in Gaeilge and English: a quote from the song “Ordinary Day” along with Dolores O’ Riordan’s name written in Irish as the school is a school where Irish is the medium of instruction.
1971 DOLORES NI RIORDAIN 2018
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF ALONG THE WAY
LIVING THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF YOUR DREAMS
We do not know yet whether the bench is in a private space reserved for students or if it’s accessible to all who’d like to come and visit. A great tribute, for sure!
Yesterday, websites like elusivedisc.com, indievinylden.com, musictap.com and many more published information about a green colored vinyl 2 LP Set of The Cranberries album “Something Else”. The limited edition vinyl will be released by BMG on 3 August 2018 and you can already preorder it now. Price is more or less $29, depending on websites.
Also available on Amazon.com
As you may know, the first (standard) edition of “Something Else” on vinyl has been sold out for months.
A month after The Cranberries have started recording their new album for which Dolores had already recorded vocals, it seems the band is currently putting the finishing touches and it should now be a matter of days before they’re done with this new record.
The recordings started on April 16th at Kore Studios, in London, where the band worked until May 4th.
Studio pics during this session interestingly show the use of a bass clarinet.
After a week break, the band came back one last time at Kore Studios on May 14th to add strings, and then moved on the following day to Stephen Street’s Bunker studio in the 13 studios complex in West London.
There, they were joined for a couple of days by Johanna Wiseley (Cranitch) who fans are familiar with as she’s been working with the band as backing singer/keyboard player on tour since 2012.
Johanna posted a picture on her Instagram account yesterday, stating that she had finished putting the backing vocals down, and confirmed on the occasion that this album should unsurprisingly be the Cranberries “final” album:
Although listening to this record will be very difficult for most of us, fans, we’re feeling very thankful to the band and their crew who are devoting themselves to giving life to Dolores’ last tracks, as they feel this is “what [She] would have wanted“.
All pictures below were posted on The Cranberries Instagram account and were taken at Kore Studios in London between April 18th and May 4th:
Early years rarities, episode #2 from Alan’s collection!
Following the upload of his audio recording from 1991 concert at Limerick’s Parkway last February, here’s a second gem surfacing almost 25 years after it was recorded. Again, Alan recorded this one himself on his walkman back in 1993 at Two Mile Inn, Limerick.
Alan purposely chose not to stand at the front for this recording, as opposed to The Parkway, in order to try and get a better sound; he thus stood close to the FOH mixing desk. It remains an audience recording so the quality is pretty similar to the 1991 recording. The recording features the complete show, only a few seconds before the encore are missing as Alan had to flip the cassette, but there’s no song missing.
01. Like You Used To
04. The Icicle Melts
09. I Don’t Need
10. Put Me Down
11. I Will Always
12. Not Sorry
13. Waltzing Back
17. Still Cant…
What’s particularly striking on this recording is the never heard before early version of “Zombie”. Obviously this was one of the first time (maybe the very first time?) the song was played live in concert.
Dolores introduces the track simply mentioning it is “another new song, it’s called Zombie”.
The song does sound very similar to that we know, still it features some interesting differences:
“Zombie” is actually played quite fast, kinda like a 33rpm at the 45rpm speed.
Dolores sings alternative lyrics in the 2nd verse of the song “another mothers broken heart has hardly spoken”. Also, the line “with their tanks, and their guns, and their bombs” happens to be “with your tanks, and your guns, and your bombs” at that time.
One may note that Dolores doesn’t exactly sing as she does on the album version and the words “in your head” and the ultimate “Zombie” are for instance sung very softly compared to what we’re used to.
It’s funny to note that what will turn out to become The Cranberries biggest hit was barely applauded that night. Yet, the crowd, which as you can hear was very talkative on that night, does pause to pay attention during 3 to 4 particular songs, and “Zombie” is of them; definitely a good sign 😉
Thank you Alan, everyone can now listen to the earliest live version known to this day of the masterpiece “Zombie”. (The previous earliest version of the song was the Paris radio show “The Black Sessions” recorded on 3 May 1993).
The rest of the set also includes songs which were rarely played live after 1993 like “Away”, “I don’t Need”, “Reason” or “I will always”.
Most of the other classic songs played on that night sound very close to the album versions we’re all familiar with (as opposed to The Parkway show where songs rather sound very fresh and almost like demos than the final versions), which is not too surprising as The Cranberries first album was just a few weeks old at the time.
All in all, a great boot to listen to, enjoy it!!!
As the May Bank Holiday weekend is getting closer, Todayfm published an audio interview of Noel Hogan last Monday, ahead of the talk he his to give with Stephen Street at VINYL festival in Dublin this Saturday.
Quite a moving interview, as this is the first time we hear one of the boys since Dolores’ passing.
Noel indeed chats to Muireann O’Connell, pleasantly coming back on the early days memories.
Asked about the 25th anniversary edition of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”, Noel says the album should now be released around mid September!
As for The Cranberries new album due for release in 2019, Noel says there are still 3 weeks of recording coming in London, where the band has been for 2 weeks already.
He explains the album will be a combination of some tracks he had started writing with Dolores last summer, with some others she had already written herself before.
The lads are thus turning these demos on laptop into proper Cranberries song as they feel these tracks can make a “strong enough album” and that this is “what Dolores would have wanted“.
Again, our team is sending them all our support as this must obviously not be easy.
It’s great to know they are surrounded by the “original team” from the early days to do this all together.
The Cranberries are in studio this week to record the next (and possibly final?) Cranberries album. These last 24 hours, they published a few photos on their Instagram account:
“So we start the album”
“Back in the studio” – (Noel with a new tattoo)
“Day 2 of recording”
Let’s note the band was in studio last week as well (or maybe just Noel?), at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, to remaster the “Everybody Else…” album for the 25th Anniversary edition that should be released later this year.
This week, the three of them gathered at Kore Studios, in London too, to record a brand new Cranberries album. For those who are wondering how they’ll be dealing with vocals without Dolores, please keep in mind the last interview Noel Hogan gave to RollingStone: “I spoke to Dolores last Friday and she was great. We spoke about getting back to work – recording and new tracks we were working on. She sent some of those tracks to me by email on Sunday morning”, as well as the band’s recent statement: “we will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals.“
Everyone can easily imagine how painful going through these tracks must be for the lads. Like many fans who are supporting them through social media, we’re sending love and courage to Noel, Mike and Fergal.
April 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Possibly the earliest The Cranberry Saw Us photo ever! (UPDATED) | by Axl | The Cranberries
Do you recognize those teenagers, how old were they?
Do the math, this photo of the foursome The Cranberry Saw Us was published on 27 January 1990 in a local newspaper called “Limerick Tribune” along with a review of their very first demo cassette, “Anything”.
The singer at the time was Niall Quinn, he is on the very left and you probably know the names of the others. One of the earliest photos of the band ever… if not the earliest(?)
As you may have already seen on socials, earlier today The Cranberries posted a video and a photo on Instagram from the famous Abbey Road Studios in London where they are currently remastering “Everybody Else…” for the album’s 25th anniversary.
As a reminder the classic album counts 12 tracks:
1. I Still Do
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
9. Still Can’t…
10. I Will Always
12. Put Me Down
and the “Complete Sessions” album released in 2002 added 6 more tracks:
15. What You Were
17. Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter Movie Remix)
18. How (Radical Mix)
Let’s note the band earlier mentioned they would be including some unreleased tracks and other bonus material from the era on this anniversary edition of the album. The fans already know of 5 unreleased songs from this period, thanks to bootleg recordings, as some of these were played a few times live in concert in the early years:
LIKE YOU USED TO
SAME OLD STORY
The question is… have all these songs been recorded in studio back then?
And what about some more unknown songs we would never have heard about, is there at least one or two somewhere?
Could the 25th Anniversary Album be an ultimate double CD/LP including all those 23 or more songs?
Time will tell… but today, the remastering has just started and it’s a bit of a nice news at this difficult time!
The director’s cut of one of Ireland’s most memorable and best-loved tourism ads has been shared to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Cranberries seminal debut album, Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We, which was released in 1993.
TMZ published on their website and YouTube a voicemail audio message Dolores left for label executive Dan Waite on 15 January 2018 at 1:12 AM (GMT) to let him know how Bad Wolves version of Zombie “sounds fucking terribly good“.
Everyone knows TMZ and the sensationalism side, that’s why they’re surfacing this and writing “The Final Voicemail”. The final voicemail, this we can’t really know but for sure some of the very last words said by Dolores just a few hours before she was found dead. Very moving or very disrespectful, up to you!
Irish Mirror just announced this morning that “Dolores O’ Riordan’s long-awaited inquest that was due to start today in court has now been removed from schedule”
They add that
The inquest into the death of the Irish star had originally opened five days after she was found dead, but was adjourned until Tuesday April 3 so the Coroner could await the results of medical tests.
However, an announcement from the coroner’s court revealed there will be no hearing today and that an inquest date is yet to be set.
No reason has been given for the change.
They remind that Dolores was
“staying at a hotel in central London when on Monday 15 January she was found unresponsive in her room.
The London Ambulance Service was contacted and verified her death at the scene.
Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious.”
The series will never stop!!!
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again and again. Two more colors are coming: “White” and “Pink & Orange”. One color really makes sense and one really doesn’t…
Still made by the label Plain, both versions will be released on 4 May 2018 and do not seem to be limited. A possible oversight (?) as all previous NNTA colored vinyl reissues were limited.
The Limerick Leader reports this morning that official book of condolence signed by 16,000 persons was presented to the Dolores family yesterday in Limerick.
Mayor Stephen Keary with family members – Photos: Adrian Butler
Dolores’ mother, Eileen, joined by Dolores’ brothers, Terry, Joe, and Donal with his wife Stephanie, and Dolores’ niece Katie, told the newspaper:
“I feel so happy that the people of Limerick were so good, and from all over Ireland and the world. I can’t believe the reaction from everybody, the love that poured out, and the support from everybody”
She also commented:
“Getting this book is another step forward. It’s hard, but it’s another step in moving on. I can’t believe that all those names are there, all those people. It’s at home I’ll be thinking of it. And I will read every one of them in my own time”
“I read some of the letters, and everyone says how she helped them through the dark moments in their lives. I really feel she’s happy now. I go to her grave, but I don’t find anything there. I feel that her spirit is around all the time. She was that type of person anyway, she would come into the room, even as a child, and she would grab the attention.”
Mayor Stephen Keary explained this was the biggest book of condolence that was ever presented by the authority.
Our friends from the Italian fan community of The Cranberries are calling out for fans to honour Dolores O’ Riordan by supporting a cause dear to heart.
Indeed, Cranberries Italia is uniting with the organisation Learning Hub Limerick that provides a safe, welcoming and stimulating learning environment for youngsters to reach their full potential. The organisation works with local providers of educational services, families and young people to develop high-level resolutions in responses to situations of educational disadvantage and school drop-out.
As we know, Dolores has shown on more than one occasion how children mattered to her, emphasising the reality in war zones, speaking of children suffering and sickness or environmental injustices.