Somewhere in between here and heaven: CW’s Remembrance

February 12, 2018  |  15 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dear fans,
Since January 15, we have continued to research, report, and share news and reactions as the world experiences the disbelief and grief surrounding the tragic death of the woman who meant so much to us all. As we have pursued this behind the scenes work here at Cranberries World, we have done so with broken hearts and an indescribable sorrow. It is in that same sorrow now, that we would like to take a moment to share a message from our team.

Cranberries World has become an international community of individuals who represent all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences; and our team is comprised in that same kind of diversity. Like all of us here, what we share, within our team, is our admiration, appreciation, respect and love for the music, people, memories, and gifts that came into our lives through Dolores O’ Riordan and an unmatched talent that extended beyond her remarkable voice.

The loss of Dolores has devastated our lives more than words can ever express. As each new day comes and goes, we are tormented by the reality that a day has existed without her presence in this world. Our hearts ache at the memories that come into our minds when we see or remember an old photo. Our worlds shatter as we recall experiences at concerts or conversations that some of us were fortunate enough to have shared with her over the last several decades. Then, of course, there is her music. The sharing of her creativity, talent and beautiful voice is how she introduced us into her world.

Through her art, she expressed so many aspects of life. We appreciate that creating through songwriting is often a painful process, yet she worked through any such pain so that she could not only express herself in ways that she believed in, but also in ways that she hoped that we could relate. And relate, we did, as she connected with us through her music, performances, words and personality. She wrote of emotions that ranged from the philosophical to the lighthearted, and delivered her words in beautiful melodies that she crafted with a special type of artistic talent that the world rarely sees.

We understand that the music will indeed be the legacy that she leaves behind. However, we also acknowledge that in addition to losing an incredibly gifted musician, the world has also lost a beautiful soul. We, as fans, had the benefit of experiencing, firsthand, her generosity and kindness. Fans were regularly treated to her attention, authenticity, and affectionate, loving spirit.
She worked hard to give, and made the connections with her audience through her music strong and sincere. Her success, in that regard, will continue to be a driving force in our lives. This, too, is another aspect of her legacy.

Today, as we approach a month since her passing, we remain grief-stricken and shattered.
Words may still be hard to find, and pain unlikely to ease any time soon, but our deepest thoughts continue to go out to her family, children, relatives, as well as to her band mates.
With broken hearts of our own, we extend our sympathies to everyone who visits with us and want to let you know that we are grateful for your support as we all mourn, together.

We do recognise that Dolores left us with an incredible amount of treasures. From the music to the memories, we have all been forever changed by having had Dolores in our lives.
She had given us hope, and was considered by many of us a guiding light.
While we know that everything has changed now that she is no longer with us, we will do our best in continuing the work of Cranberries World, which we hope will honor her life and career, while pursuing to support Noel, Mike, and Fergal, whom we admire and respect greatly.

We appreciate the community that drives Cranberries World and would like to thank every of you for your participation in building this “Crancyclopedia” of ours, that will keep the memories alive.
For Dolores will forever live in our hearts.

The CW Team

“No Need To Argue” green vinyl reissue, first images

February 1, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The limited NNTA green vinyl reissue has been released and shipped a little earlier than expected. Some customers already received their copy and first images appeared on the internet for example on eBay or Instagram

Dolores O’ Riordan reposal at Cross Funeral Home, Ballyneety

January 23, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Day 2…

Link : http://www.tv3.ie/news_sub_page.php?video_id=137944&locID=1.2.1914

Link : https://www.rte.ie/news/player/2018/0122/10830279-nine-news-web/

Hundreds of people arrived at Cross’s Funeral Home, Ballyneety, near the star’s Ballybricken home, to pay their respects to the Cranberries lead singer.

The three remaining members of The Cranberries – Mike and Noel Hogan, and Fergal Lawlor – joined O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen, and her five brothers and sister at the funeral home.

The singer’s partner, Ole Koretsky, who also played with O’Riordan in the alt-rock band D.A.R.K., was present.

The singer was laid out in an open coffin with rosary beads around her hands, next to photographs of her meeting the late Pope John Paul II and of her performing with her bandmates.

Link : https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/president-attends-removal-of-dolores-o-riordan-in-co-limerick-1.3364263

Family and close friends of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan accompanied her to her home town church in Co Limerick on Monday night ahead of her funeral.

Candles lit the streets as her coffin was brought to the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken.

Two hearses, one carrying her coffin and another carrying floral tributes, arrived at the church shortly before 9.30pm.

Among the many wreaths was one from Irish pop group The Corrs.

Earlier, hundreds of people had gathered outside Cross’s Funeral Home in Ballyneety where her remains were in repose.

Irish President Michael D Higgins paid his sympathies to the singer’s family and signed a book of condolence.

The coffin of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is taken into Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken, ahead of her funeral on Tuesday.

Link : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5299769/Dolores-O-Riordan-s-family-friends-gather-Co-Limerick-ahead-funeral.html

Link : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5402296/cranberries-dolores-oriordan-coffin-church-funeral/

After signing one of four books of condolences outside the village funeral home, President Higgins spent fifteen minutes inside privately talking to O’Riordan’s loved ones.

Afterwards, paying tribute to the adored songbird, he said: “I think it’s very important to pay tribute to the contribution Dolores made, and I also wanted to meet her mother Eileen and her fabulous huge family of nephews and nieces who were very important to her.”

“It’s so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it’s equally important also to pay tribute to (her) work and music. It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute. It’s so appropriate and it is generous, and I hope that her family will get all the support hey need.”

“Limerick is very very proud of (her). As her teachers have been saying, she was a star that shun bright from the very beginning, and I wish her peace. Our sympathies go out to her mother Eileen and her family.”

Link : https://www.irishmirror.ie/showbiz/irish-showbiz/dolores-oriordan-removal-president-michael-11896017

Dolores O’ Riordan public reposal at Saint Joseph’s Church

January 22, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re lacking words to describe what we wish we had never seen.
Here’s a few articles describing the first day of mourning :

Thousands of people attended the public reposing of rockstar Dolores O’Riordan in her native Limerick on Sunday

The singer – holding a pair of pearl rosary beads – lay in an open coffin inside St Joseph’s Church in the city. […]
In a tribute normally reserved for Presidents, Popes, and heads of State, O’Riordan’s remains lay in an open coffin in a four-hour public reposing at St Joseph’s Church, in the Treaty City.

O’Riordan’s mother Eileen and her six siblings accompanied her dark wooden coffin into St Joseph’s Church, which was decorated with white roses, photographs of the deeply religious star performing on stage, and of her two separate meetings with the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Link : https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/thousands-file-past-open-coffin-of-dolores-o-riordan-in-her-native-limerick-1.3362941

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said: “It was very moving to be here, to see the generosity of Dolores’ mother Eileen and other family members, not alone in providing this opportunity ahead of the funeral for the public to pay their respects, but for being there also.”

Link : https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0121/934847-dolores-o-riordan/

 Bishop Leahy said: “In blessing the remains of Dolores O’Riordan here in St. Joseph’s Church in Limerick today, I am conscious that, while millions across the world have been shocked by the sad news of her death, today is Limerick’s public moment to bid farewell.

“We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick, a talented representative of the potential of Limerick people and a convinced advocate of living life in truth, love and peace.

“As we file pass her coffin, let’s remember God’s love and mercy and pray for her, her family and those she loved and helped in life.

“Dolores appreciated the value of spirituality in our lives. She made her First Communion in this church and was confirmed here. She attended the nearby An Mhodh Scoil (Model School) and Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ school. Her spiritual journey continued in many parts of our world, and yet Dolores remained anchored in Limerick. We can be grateful to Dolores’ family for choosing this beautiful church as a venue for her lying in repose.

“Today as the Limerick people she greatly loved come to pay their respects, let us pray for Dolores: ‘May the angels lead you into paradise; and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem, where there will be no more tears, no more death or pain, for the time of heavenly singing has come’.”

Link : http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/huge-crowds-pay-respects-as-bishop-leahy-thanks-dolores-oriordans-family-823918.html

Some of the singer’s greatest hits played out in the church while mourners, stood in silence and remembered her in their own personal way.

Others, who were inconsolable in their grief, wept and hugged one another

A floral tribute left next to the singer’s coffin, from her Cranberries bandmates – brothers Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor – read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.”

Link : https://www.thesun.ie/news/2075853/tearful-mourners-and-fans-of-the-cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-queue-in-rain-to-pay-respects-to-the-star-as-three-days-of-mourning-begins/

Her voice filled the building, her band’s songs softly playing in the background throughout the service, as a floral tribute beside the open coffin read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.” Along the walls, photos of O’Riordan were placed, including one of the singer posing with the Pope. Four books of condolence were also open for mourners to sign.

Link : http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dolores-oriordan-death-cranberries-funeral-repose-limerick-church-a8170791.html

LAID out in an open casket with the motif of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross carved into the oak at either end, a set of pearl rosary beads are threaded through the fingers of iconic rock star Dolores O’Riordan as she lies in repose at St Joseph’s Church in Limerick city this Sunday.

The body of the 46-year-old mother-of-three arrived in a hearse at the church on O’Connell Avenue at 12.10 under grey clouds.

“It’s very sad. The coffin is open – I’m not sure if people were expecting that and she looks so tiny – very peaceful, at rest,” comments Sheila Deegan, ‎Arts and Culture Officer, ‎Limerick City and County Council, on the steps of the church.

Undertakers from Cross’s Funeral Home stand vigil around red ropes which keep mourners a respectful distance from the remains of the global superstar who hailed from the small townland of Ballybricken.

Even death can’t dim the superstar quality of Dolores. A black glittery top peeps out from behind the frills of the casket’s shroud. Dark eyeshadow matches her raven hair. In front of the altar mourners bow their heads. Some say a prayer, some beat their breast, many a tear is shed.

Link : https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/292757/a-star-fell-from-the-sky-the-day-we-got-dolores-o-riordan-thousands-in-limerick-pay-respects-to-iconic-singer.html#.WmSkhF5UU1M.facebook

Her coffin was carried inside accompanied by her mother and family members.

Friends and relatives carried white roses as they entered the Church.

At 1pm her mother Eileen and her six siblings left the church after spending an hour with mourners.

Mourners said silent prayers in front of the open coffin, with many shedding tears as they said their goodbyes. Others visibly broke down as the left the church.

Mourners from all over the world also gathered to pay their respects.


Link : https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/the-song-has-ended-but-the-memories-linger-on-mourners-queue-in-rain-to-say-private-farewell-to-cranberries-dolores-oriordan-36513124.html

Link : https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-laid-11888721

9pm RTE News shows the band carrying the coffin outside the Church, greeted with applause.

The coffin of Dolores O’Riordan, singer with the Cranberries is carried from St. Joseph’s Church after a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Link : https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/rte-news-nine-oclock-30003250/10829796/

Dolores O’ Riordan funeral plans details revealed

January 19, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

All details have just been announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Even more details on journal.ie

Schedule will thus be as follows:

Sunday 21st – 12:30pm to 4pm, public reposal @ St Joseph’s Church, Limerick
Monday 22nd – 4pm to 8pm, reposal @ Cross’ Funeral Home, Ballyneety
Tuesday 23rd – 11:30am, private funeral and burial reserved to extended family and close friends @ Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken

Funeral mass will be broadcast live by Limerick FM Radio and should be available for all fans worldwide to watch on a “public address system that will be set up” (streaming website?).

limerickleader.ie

journal.ie

Olé Koretsky’s statement / D.A.R.K.’s statement

January 17, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. just released a statement which includes Olé’s first words:

My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there’s no real place for me here now.

The statement also reveals that “Dolores was in London working on a mixing session with Martin Glover / “Youth” for the follow-up to Science Agrees which hopes to see a future release as that would have been Dolores’ wish.”

Book of Condolence – Dolores O’ Riordan

January 17, 2018  |  72 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

A book of condolence opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday for local people to pay tribute to rock star and Limerick woman Dolores O’ Riordan.

For all those who can’t go, there’s an online version by clicking HERE

WOW: Dolores on giant screen at MSG in NYC

January 17, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Was Dolores a true rock star?
The answer on giant screen on January 15th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Photo comes from MSG on Facebook

Post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow, Fentanyl poisoning suspected

January 17, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

This morning, independent.ie announced that post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow.

Let’s note note however that website Santa Monica Observer announced that a source in the London Police Department said Dolores O’ Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning:

Lead Singer of the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, said a source in the London Police Department. Authorities found counterfeit fentanyl near the 46 years old rocker’s bed. The source added that an official cause of death will probably have to wait for a toxicology report. He added that suicide and a deliberate overdose are suspected.

The Mirror reported that Dolores’ body was discovered in the bathroom of her suite by the cleaners. She was staying at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

In the Irish press this morning

January 16, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Newspapers in Ireland today. No word!

Thanks to Kamil for the last photo.


EDIT: more newspapers, this time from UK

Thanks to “Cranberries Newspaper” for that last photo.

Dolores O’ Riordan’s last ever performance now on YouTube

January 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Performing at Billboard Music Group’s 2017 holiday party in NYC with Saved By The 90s
December 14, 2017

Snippets: Linger + Ode To My Family + Zombie

BREAKING NEWS: DOLORES O’ RIORDAN DEAD AT 46

January 15, 2018  |  42 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

WORST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry we just can’t find words to comment on that…
Here’s just a link to the article of Independent

Dolores once said in an interview that she couldn’t picture herself live over 50.
Unfortunately she was SO DAMN RIGHT.

Our deepest condolences go to Her Family, first.
Thinking also of the boys, the beautiful Cranberries team, and all our fellow fans.

WE LOVE YOU DOLORES
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

Dolores on Twitter today

January 3, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores just posted a new photo on Twitter

bye bye Gio.
We’re off to Ireland
🍀

Guess what: another “NNTA” colored vinyl reissue

January 2, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Incredible but true!
Still the same news over and over again…
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again, this time PURPLE and limited to 1,000 units. Release date is 16 February 2018, the same date as the green reissue just announced a couple of weeks ago.

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

…and a Happy New Year

January 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Olé Koretsky posted on Instagram a brand new photo from New Year’s Eve:

NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻
Happy new year ❤️❤️❤️

 

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

HO HO HO… it’s “Angela’s Christmas” (UPDATED)

December 24, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

H-1 before the Irish TV premiere of the animated short film “Angela’s Christmas” featuring a brand new song recorded last month by Dolores O’ Riordan as revealed on The Cranberries Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 2 days ago.

Facebook post

For those outside of Ireland, you can watch RTE One on FirstOneTV by clicking here, the link might work worldwide (no garantee!!). Let’s hope many of you will record and share for all those who can’t access/watch or just in case there’s no replay or OST available afterwards.
See you after the broadcast later today/tonight for a brief recap!


UPDATE – 9:00 PM (UTC)

The film aired 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

This is the story of a little girl named Angela who, on Xmas Eve 1914, “steals” Baby Jesus from the Nativity Scene in a cold church in Limerick because she thought he was cold and wanted to warm him home… and eventually bring him back.

Baby Jesus being stolen

Back to church

At home Angela sings a few lines of the song simply called “Angela’s Song”. Obviously this is Angela’s voice (Lucy O’Connell) singing these few lines, not Dolores’.
You can hear Dolores singing the (full?) song during the end credits. It’s approximately 1 minute long. It’s interesting to notice that Dolores only performed the song and did not write it as it’s written and produced by Darren Hendley.

irishsoul just shared it on Vimeo, many thanks to her.
Happy Christmas!

“Angela’s Song” performed by Dolores O’ Riordan

Rest with me
We’ll be warm and free to dream
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Lay with me
Let us sing a sweet melody
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me 
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

A message from Dolores

December 20, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Earlier today or very late at night yesterday in the USA (if she’s still in NYC), Dolores posted a brand new message both on The Cranberries Facebook and Twitter:

Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo

“Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries

December 18, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries among other artists filling the soundtrack of the new TV series “Derry Girls” on Channel 4 (UK) starting Thursday, January 4th.

Trailer below, “Dreams” inside:

“Derry Girls” – Trailer

“No Need To Argue” to be reissued on vinyl again and again…

December 17, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In the series guess the next color, the album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on GREEN VINYL on 16 February 2018 still by the same label, Plain Recordings.

As you all remember, the label already reissued the album 4 times (180 grams, cranberry, plum and turquoise) these last 2 years.

This new reissue will be limited to 660 units (666 would have been a bit more rock n’ roll)

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

“Linger” and “Zombie” performed at Billboard Party yesterday

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Linger” and “Zombie” performed at Billboard Party yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As revealed earlier today Dolores performed at “Billboard Holiday Party” in New York City yesterday. Singer Emily Afton just shared on Instagram 4 photos and 2 small videos of the evening in one single post (swipe to see all pics and vids). 2 of them concerning Dolores.
“Linger” – a bit out of key as you can see on video below – and “Zombie” were performed for sure as well as a possible 3rd song but we don’t know which one yet.

Brb jumping back in time to tell my 16-year old self what I did last night… We played the @billboard holiday party and I got to sing with Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Chris Baron (the Spin Doctors), Dolores O’Riordan (the f$*%ing CRANBERRIES), Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), and Sophie B. Hawkins. IT WAS SO COOL (just realized the sugar ray song is in there twice but I can’t delete it so YOLO)

“Linger” – December 14, 2017 – NYC

Dolores’ new song for “Angela’s Christmas” now online

December 15, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The wait wasn’t so long, Dolores’ original song for “Angela’s Christmas” is out today and a glimpse have just been published on Facebook and YouTube
Now guess the song title…

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Seems like Dolores performed at some Billboard Xmas party last night

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on Seems like Dolores performed at some Billboard Xmas party last night  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Big news!
According to Mark McGrath’s tweet it seems like Dolores O’ Riordan performed/appeared at some Billboard Xmas party last night in New York City. Hope we’ll have more information soon.
How great!

“In Your Head” by Eminem

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on “In Your Head” by Eminem  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Eminem released today a new album called “Revival” which includes a track called “In Your Head”. Yes it is about “Zombie”. Not really a cover but a (rap) song that samples Zombie’s chorus and guitar.

Usually we never talk about cover songs/bands but as Eminem is quite famous and as The Cranberries even shared the news on their socials, this one is an exception.
Well… to be honest we should make no exception and no difference between famous and anonymous people but that’s the way it is. At least the man allows The Cranberries to be recalled to a larger and different audience and that’s always a good thing.

Talking about the song well… no comment!
Have your own opinion for example on Spotify by clicking this link
“In Your Head” is track #17


Eminem’s new album includes a track called “In Your Head”

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