hotpress.com “Stunning Dolores O’Riordan mural goes up in Limerick”

November 20, 2019  |  Comments Off on hotpress.com “Stunning Dolores O’Riordan mural goes up in Limerick”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Read the article directly on hotpress.com

Dolores O’Riordan mural in Limerick done

November 20, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This morning, Draw Out – Urban Exhibitionists published on Facebook 3 photos of the mural. The weather wasn’t really great in Limerick today.

A little later, at noon, Cllr Daniel Butler published on Twitter 3 awesome photos from 3 different angles. She was almost done but the rain stopped the work for a while.

…and tonight Dreams Fest 19 just shared on Facebook 5 photos of the mural done. You may recognize one of Dolores’ brothers, Brendan O’Riordan and his family on a few pics.


More pics published this evening by Draw Out – Urban Exhibitionists on Facebook:

…by Maurice Quinlivan on Facebook:

…and by Eugene Ryan on Instagram:

“In The End” nominated for a Grammy (Best Rock Album)

November 20, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all.
See all the nominations on nme.com
Read the article by the Limerick Leader
Read the article by RTÉ

Too many articles to share them all…

Watch the nomination video published by Recording Academy/Grammys on socials (Twitter, Facebook)


UPDATE – 10:15 PM (UTC)

The Cranberries published a message on their official website regarding their nomination:

They also shared it on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with a slightly different picture:

AUDIO: complete show from Portsmouth 23 February 1993

November 20, 2019  |  Comments Off on AUDIO: complete show from Portsmouth 23 February 1993  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The complete show in Portsmouth on 23 February 1993 recorded from the audience at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre was posted yesterday on YouTube by Luis Hernández. Thanks to him for sharing this rare bootleg. The Cranberries were opening for the band Belly.

“Angela’s Christmas” now available on DVD and Digital Download

November 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on “Angela’s Christmas” now available on DVD and Digital Download  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Just in time for the holiday season, the Emmy nominated animated special “Angela’s Christmas” featuring Angela’s Song performed by Dolores O’Riordan is available in the U.S. today on DVD at Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and as a digital download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

The animated film was already available to stream on Netflix last year.

Distributed by 9 Story International, press release here and here.

Music videos HD replacement: “Just My Imagination”

November 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on Music videos HD replacement: “Just My Imagination”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Early as usual, the official “Just My Imagination” music video remastered in HD is now online:

Next and last HD remastered video:
Promises – November 29


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 21

As usual, The Cranberries posted a 15sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

Dolores O’Riordan mural taking shape in Limerick (UPDATED)

November 19, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

After a break of a couple of weeks, the artist Aches is back in Limerick! Two photos of the mural – more or less taken at the same moment – with two different angles were posted on socials this morning. The first one by Niamh Browne on Instagram:

and the second one by Cllr Daniel Butler on Twitter:


UPDATE #1 – 4:10PM (UTC)

Here’s another photo taken a few hours later, shared by The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook:

…as well as a video posted by Dreams Fest 19 on Facebook:


UPDATE #2 – 5:30PM (UTC)

That’s it for today!
Thanks to Trevor our “special reporter in Limerick” for these two pics and video below:


UPDATE #3 – 6:20PM (UTC)

Interesting close-up photo published by Limerick Now on Facebook:

30 YEARS AGO TODAY!!!

November 18, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It happened exactly 30 years ago today, The Cranbery Saw Us first ever concert (with Niall Quinn on vocals) in Limerick at the Flag Café… and so began the legend of The Cranberries!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

To mark the event, Niall Quinn’s other band The Hitchers published this morning a message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook) regarding this special show:

…and 1 hour later, Niall Quinn added his comment on Twitter:

Read the very few information about this show on the concert section or directly by clicking here.

Music videos HD replacement: “Animal Instinct”

November 13, 2019  |  Comments Off on Music videos HD replacement: “Animal Instinct”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

2 days early (as usual), the official “Animal Instinct” music video remastered in HD is now online:

Next HD remastered videos:
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 14

As usual, The Cranberries posted a 15sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

“Something Else” to be reissued on vinyl this month (or later?)

November 13, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It looks like the album “Something Else” will be reissued on black vinyl on the 22 November 2019. However it’s quite difficult to know the exact release date as many websites are not all saying the same. Some are announcing the 22 November 2019 as a pre-order or release date:

HHV (Germany): Pre-order, 22.11.2019
Vinyl Digital: Date of delivery, 22.11.2019
Bilbo (Belgium): Release date, 22 November 2019
Ginza (Sweden): Release date, 22.11.2019

When a few others are announcing the 29 May 2020:

Rough Trade (UK): Release date, 29/05/20
Saturn (Germany): Release date, 29.05.20
Amazon (Germany): Release date, 29 May 2020

There is even one eBay seller announcing the release for the 29 November 2019.

So who is right?
To be continued….  (READ UPDATE FROM 17 JANUARY 2020)

TEASER: “Songs In My Head” on RTÉ Radio 1

November 10, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Two days ago The Cranberries and RTÉ Radio 1 published on their socials a 1min video-teaser to announce the broadcast of the show/series “Songs In My Head” recorded for this episode in the home studio of Noel Hogan. The teaser includes 2 audio glimpses of “All Over Now” vocal track only and rarely heard before!

Listen (watch?) “Songs In My Head” today at 7pm (Irish time) on www.rte.ie/radio1/

This morning the host of the show, Ann-Marie Kelly, posted on Twitter a photo of Noel Hogan to announce the episode:


EDIT

LISTEN BACK: www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11112654

“Analyse” and “Panis Angelicus” at the Vatican released as singles

November 8, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Out of the blue and just on time for Christmas, the songs “Analyse – Christmas at the Vatican” and “Panis Angelicus – Christmas at the Vatican” both recorded live on the 15 December 2001 at the 9° Concerto di Natale in Vaticano were released as singles a few days ago, on the 24 October 2019, on almost all streaming platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Google Play…)
Not available on iTunes/Apple Music (yet?)

Both songs were already released last year (26 October 2018), “Analyse” on the album “A Very Merry Christmas”

and “Panis Angelicus” on 2 different albums, “Christmas at the Vatican” and “The Perfect Christmas”.

It looks like there is no physical releases for all these singles and albums, they are only available to stream or download.

Thanks to Dan Steward for the info.


EDIT: Also available on a few platforms (Google Play for instance), the album “A Joyful Christmas” released last year on 25 October 2018 which includes the songs “Analyse” and “Little Drummer Boy” still from the same Vatican show in 2001.  “Analyse” being credited to Dolores O’Riordan and “Little Drummer Boy” to The Cranberries (!?)

…and still on a few platforms, the song “Little Drummer Boy” is available as single. It was released on the 24 October 2019 and credited to The Cranberries & Westlife (!?)

Noel Hogan on RTÉ Radio 1 this Sunday

November 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan on RTÉ Radio 1 this Sunday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New Interview with Noel Hogan to be broadcast this Sunday on RTÉ Radio 1 at 7pm. The show/series is called “Songs In My Head” hosted by Ann-Marie Kelly.

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the info.

Music videos HD replacement: “When You’re Gone”

November 6, 2019  |  Comments Off on Music videos HD replacement: “When You’re Gone”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

2 days early!
The official “When You’re Gone” music video remastered in HD is now online:

Next HD remastered videos:
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 7

As usual, The Cranberries posted a 15sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

Another Dolores O’Riordan mural in Limerick city: The Ark Tavern

November 5, 2019  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

There is another Dolores O’Riordan mural in Limerick city. These kind of things happen… 2 murals done in the same city more or less at the same moment.

While the mural by artist Aches is still in the making (stopped because of torrential rain these last days), Instagram user Bold Details (@bold_details) posted today a few photos of another Dolores mural recently completed for the pub “The Ark Tavern” located on Corbally Road, exact location on Google Street View.

Great tribute!

EDIT: The following comment was posted on Facebook by The Art Tavern, thanks to them for the details, “The Ark Tavern was relaunched on the 12th of Oct, the mural of the late Dolores O’Riordan was spray painted by local art student Cormac Dillon a week before the 12th as well as many other great musicians. They can all be seen on the walls of the events/function room in the The Ark Tavern.”

VIDEO: Limerick Post Show | Draw Out Limerick

November 5, 2019  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Limerick Post Show | Draw Out Limerick  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The Limerick Post just shared a video on YouTube regarding the mural projects in Limerick city. The host Meghann Scully caught up with Cllr Daniel Butler and Catherine O’Halloran of Draw Out Limerick in front of Dolores O’Riordan mural (in the making).

limerickleader.ie “Limerick mural series starts to takes shape”

November 5, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Limerick mural series starts to takes shape”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie

Irish TV & Radio presenter Gay Byrne passed away today

November 4, 2019  |  Comments Off on Irish TV & Radio presenter Gay Byrne passed away today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a message on Twitter and Facebook regarding the famous TV & Radio presenter who just passed away today in Dublin, aged 85:

Watch again Gay Byrne (and Dave Fanning) with The Cranberries on “The Late Late Show” on 23 September 1994 on rte.ie/archives

Dolores O’Riordan mural: work in progress

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

Thanks to Dreams Fest 19 on Facebook for sharing 2 incredible photos. WOW indeed!

Dolores O’Riordan official website coming soon…..

November 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan official website coming soon…..  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Almost 2 months after the official launch, the Dolores O’Riordan official web site now displays new artwork and banner, still “coming soon…”

midnightmurphy.wordpress.com “In the end with Noel Hogan”

November 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on midnightmurphy.wordpress.com “In the end with Noel Hogan”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the review directly on midnightmurphy.wordpress.com

Noel Hogan in conversation at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival today

November 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan in conversation at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today, Noel Hogan was in conversation with Professor Eoin Devereux at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival. Here’s below the first photos posted on Twitter:

Mike Hogan spotted in Limerick at The Commercial today

November 2, 2019  |  Comments Off on Mike Hogan spotted in Limerick at The Commercial today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Rare! Mike Hogan was spotted in Limerick today at the pub “The Commercial”.
Thanks to Instagram user Marcella Urigu (@marcellaurigu) for sharing this great photo and for the info.

New Dolores O’Riordan mural in Limerick City (UPDATED)

October 31, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Spotted in Limerick city today near King John’s Castle (exact location: Google Street View), a new mural of Dolores O’Riordan in the making. The photos were posted on the Facebook public group “Limerick City Citizens” by user Nathalie Roche

…and on Twitter by user Ryan Meaney


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 1

Still in the making, here’s one more photo posted on Twitter today by JJ Bowles – Limerick’s Oldest Pub

It seems the artist took as a reference 3 photos from The Troubadour in Los Angeles on the 15 July 1993. Have a look at the original pics by photographer Donna Santisi on Getty Images by clicking here, here and here. Thanks to DORSpain for noticing!

It looks like the name of the artist is Aches from Draw Out – Urban Exhibitionists.
Have a look at the video-teaser posted last week on Facebook where you can recognize the exact wall:

Music videos HD replacement: “Dreams”

October 29, 2019  |  Comments Off on Music videos HD replacement: “Dreams”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier than expected… once again!
The official “Dreams” music video remastered in HD is now online:

Next HD remastered videos:
When You’re Gone – November 8
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29


UPDATE – OCTOBER 31

As usual, The Cranberries posted a 15sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

Music videos HD replacement: “Linger”

October 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on Music videos HD replacement: “Linger”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier than expected… once again!
The official “Linger” music video remastered in HD is now online:

Next HD remastered videos:
Dreams – November 1
When You’re Gone – November 8
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

As usual now, The Cranberries posted this morning a 15sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

ITW: The Chat – with Dan Murphy – Episode 12: Noel Hogan

October 22, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Chat – with Dan Murphy
Episode 12: Noel Hogan – The Cranberries

Podcast/interview with Noel Hogan published today on thechatdanmurphy.libsyn.com

Also available on iTunes and Spotify

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the find.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

On Instagram today, user murphantastic posted a 50sec video where the sound is a glimpse of the interview and the image is a photo of Noel and Dan Murphy during the recording this week (notice the photo on the wall):

Music videos HD replacement: “I Can’t Be With You”

October 17, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier than expected…
“I Can’t Be With You” HD treatment, now online:

The Cranberries just posted a 15sec video on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to announce it:

Only on Facebook, they also posted almost the same 15sec video in a different format (mobile phone):

Next HD remastered videos:
Linger – October 25
Dreams – November 1
When You’re Gone – November 8
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29

“CalenDolores 2020” by theHand available on 21 October 2019 (UPDATED)

October 16, 2019  |  Comments Off on “CalenDolores 2020” by theHand available on 21 October 2019 (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The wait is (almost) over. The cartoonist theHand just announced on the dedicated Facebook Public Group and Instagram that his “CalenDolores 2020” in loving memory of Dolores O’Riordan will be available on www.doloresoriordan.it on 21 October 2019.

He also posted a video on YouTube:

There is no more information for now, like price or expected delivery, but it should appear pretty soon. The countdown has now started… 5 days to go!
Stay tuned.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 22

Due to technical difficulties setting the storefront, the release date has been delayed. Also the website www.doloresoriordan.it moved to calendolores.it

Music videos HD replacement: “Ode To My Family”

October 11, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Ode To My Family” HD treatment, now online:

Next HD remastered videos:
I Can’t Be With You –  October 18
Linger – October 25
Dreams – November 1
When You’re Gone – November 8
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29

limerickleader.ie “Family of DOR launch music bursary for Limerick musicians in memory of rock icon”

October 10, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Family of DOR launch music bursary for Limerick musicians in memory of rock icon”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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Dolores’ ELECTRONS collaboration finally gets a release (UPDATED)

October 9, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan’s collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis will finally get a release on vinyl as a special Record Store Day Canada’s Black Friday item on November 29.

The LP titled Electromanic will most likely include songs recorded in 2014 and 2015, such as “La Fine/Trust” and “You Got What You Wanted”.

It looks like Record Store Day’s Black Friday won’t feature this item in the UK nor in the US.

Source: recordstoredaycanada.ca


UPDATE – OCTOBER 9, 2019 – 9:50PM (UTC)

This is an error, it is on hold.
Eric Alexandrakis posted an update about it just a few minutes ago on Facebook:

VIDEO: Behind the scenes interview (2002)

October 8, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

44min behind the scenes interview (recorded in 2002) published on YouTube by user The Lost Tapes.
RARE!!


Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the find.

EDIT: the video is no longer available to the public.

Music videos HD replacement: “Ridiculous Thoughts”

October 4, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Over the coming weeks, The Cranberries will be replacing everyone of their music videos on YouTube with HD versions. It starts today with “Ridiculous Thoughts” and the band just posted a 15sec SD/HD video comparison on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

Watch the official “Ridiculous Thoughts” remastered music video by clicking this link.

Next HD remastered videos:
Ode to My Family – October 11
I Can’t Be With You –  October 18
Linger – October 25
Dreams – November 1
When You’re Gone – November 8
Animal Instinct – November 15
Just My Imagination – November 22
Promises – November 29

PDF: Full chat from yesterday’s video countdown

October 4, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the (almost) full chat with Fergal Lawler from yesterday’s video countdown. Only missing a couple of lines of fans chatting together at the very beginning, before Fergal was here.

There was also a bug/freeze in the chat window during the countdown before the launch of the video and a couple of lines might be missing there as well, or more likely appearing in the wrong order.

Click these links to read: CHAT PART 1CHAT PART 2

#ZombieToABillion – “Be one of the billion”

October 3, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Soon after the video premiere of “Zombie” (live at Astoria), The Cranberries posted on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) a 28sec video to officially launch the #ZombieToABillion campaign:

They also updated their Facebook and Twitter accounts with the new banner, “Be one of the billion #ZombieToABillion”

Some fans also noticed that The Cranberries had momentarily changed their Instagram name by the words “Zombie Billion” (below a screen shot of their Instagram Stories announcing the NNTA 25th Anniversary). The name of the account has since changed again, back to “The Cranberries”

For those who still don’t know what the #ZombieToABillion campaign is all about, just know that once the official “Zombie” music video reaches a billion views, a remastered 4K version will be released on YouTube. Still something like 42 Millions to go!!

NNTA 25th Anniversary Boxset to be released early 2020

October 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on NNTA 25th Anniversary Boxset to be released early 2020  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It all started earlier today with The Cranberries posting on Twitter and Facebook asking fans to head to YouTube to live chat with Fergal before the Zombie (London Astoria ’94) premiere. A 20sec video was posted with it:

When The Cranberries posted this message, the live chat had already started and Fergal had already introduced himself. Chat started more or less at 4:30pm (BST), 30 minutes before the HD video premiere:

After a few minutes Fergal posted about the boxset, “we are working on a boxed set of NNTA which will be out early next year”

…and if you still haven’t watched the Astoria HD video yet, go to YouTube now, quality is AWESOME!!!

Engaging countdown with band member participation

October 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on Engaging countdown with band member participation  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to the webzine The Music Universe, The Cranberries fans will be able to tune onto the band’s Youtube page for an engaging countdown to the music video’s worldwide debut WITH BAND MEMBER PARTICIPATION at 11am EDT / 4pm BST

Read the full article directly on themusicuniverse.com

 

EDIT 4:30PM (BST): CHAT WITH FERGAL JUST STARTED ON YOUTUBE

“No Need To Argue” turns 25 today

October 3, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“No Need To Argue” was released 25 years ago today in many countries, and the following day in the rest of the world. Happy 25th Anniversary to The Cranberries most successful album!

A special 25th Anniversary Edition should be released soon. [Edit: early 2020]
In the mean time, The Cranberries just announced that several of their music videos will be released in HD throughout the upcoming weeks, beginning later today (5pm BST) with the remastered version of “Zombie” recorded live at the London Astoria 2 in 1994 (already available in standard definition on “Live” VHS/DVD).


UPDATE

To mark the event, The Cranberries posted this morning a short video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram):

Plans for The Cranberries videos to be released in HD on YouTube

October 2, 2019  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to The Cranberries YouTube channel, the band is going to premiere a remastered high definition version of “Zombie” filmed at the London Astoria 2 show in 1994. The video will be released tomorrow, Thursday 3 October, at 5pm (BST).

Additionally, udiscovermusic.com and prnewswire.com have also announced that, starting Friday 4 October, the remastered HD versions of The Cranberries music videos will be released exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel throughout the upcoming weeks:

Beginning this Friday, October 4 with the 1995 official music video for ‘Ridiculous Thoughts,’ all 10 of The Cranberries’ music videos will be rolled out in remastered HD on the band’s YouTube channel. 1994’s ‘Ode To My Family’ will follow on October 11; 1995’s ‘I Can’t Be With You’ on October 18; 1993’s ‘Linger’ on October 25; 1993’s ‘Dreams’ on November 1; 1996’s ‘When You’re Gone’ on November 8; 1999’s ‘Animal Instinct’ on November 15; 1999’s ‘Just My Imagination’ on November 22; and 1999’s ‘Promises’ on November 29.

There is also more information about the “Zombie” video that should be available in 4K very soon:

#ZombieToABillion
The Zombie (Astoria live) video kicks off the band’s #ZombieToABillion campaign for the international chart-topping song’s official music video. When the video’s YouTube view tally hits one billion, the official Zombie video’s newly remastered 4K version will be released.

As you all know, the album “No Need To Argue” turns 25 tomorrow, we can thus expect more news in the upcoming days, especially as the band is to release an anniversary edition later this year; we shall thus learn more about the content of this boxset very soon now. Will it include a Blu-Ray version of the Astoria’s “Cranberries Live” (?) Time will tell…

“In The End” original test pressing up for National Album Day auction (UPDATED)

October 1, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just announced on their official website as well as their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) that an original test pressing for “In The End” will be up for the National Album Day/BRIT Trust white label charity auction this Saturday, 5 October.

Full auction details on omegaauctions.co.uk
The Cranberries (lot #38) on this link
All lots on this link

100% of funds donated will be used to contribute directly to mental health related projects and initiatives supported by The BRIT Trust.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 5

Winning bid: £220 + 28.8% (Fees & VAT)

dublinlive.ie “Sinead O’Connor claims she has spoken to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan from beyond the grave”

September 27, 2019  |  Comments Off on dublinlive.ie “Sinead O’Connor claims she has spoken to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan from beyond the grave”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on dublinlive.ie

Sinéad O’Connor to record “No Need To Argue” (track) – (UPDATED)

September 22, 2019  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Sinéad O’Connor will be recording “No Need To Argue” (track) tomorrow for a tribute album to Dolores in aid of Pieta House (Irish non-profit organisation that provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress) .
The singer announced it on Twitter earlier today:


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 26

Sinéad O’Connor published another tweet today regarding the recording of the song:

…and just a few minutes after she posted a second tweet (well… no comment!)

REVIEW: Dreams Fest 19 – Bruff (co Limerick), Ireland

September 15, 2019  |  Comments Off on REVIEW: Dreams Fest 19 – Bruff (co Limerick), Ireland  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A week has passed since the community of Bruff, co. Limerick, came together to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O’Riordan, who was born and raised in the area.

Here’s our attempt at reviewing the event, as some of the CW members experienced it, starting with a video of the atmosphere in the Bruff streets, where Dolores and The Cranberries music could be heard all weekend:

 

DAY 1

The event was launched with an opening ceremony during which the Morning Star Park of Bruff, where Dolores and her mother Eileen answered Barry Egan’s questions in April 2014, was renamed “Dolores O’Riordan Park”. Former Irish rugby star John Hayes and his wife unveiled a plaque featuring Dolores O’Riordan’s name and Ordinary Day lyrics on the very bench Eileen and Dolores sat in 2014.

See below our video of the ceremony:

The concerts then kicked off with a performance of Dolores’ niece, Noelle O’Riordan, who performed two songs of her own (Hold You Always & Blue Skies) with Kellie Lewis – who we believe needs no introduction anymore – on keyboards before covering Zombie, a capella.

Dolores’ Voice of Ireland protege, Kellie, then took the stage to the greatest pleasure of the audience, notably performing a cover of Dreams, which you can watch below:

The street stage concerts ended with a performance of the brilliant indie rock & electronica influenced 4-piece band from Limerick, Parliament Square, who performed a full set including a cover of When You’re Gone (as well as a really cool cover of David Bowie’s China Girl – which Olé used to cover as well when opening for The Cranberries on their 2017 tour).

The night kept going from 10pm, with concerts taking place in all pubs in the village – Mary Howards’, Clarke’s (where The Acoustic Club was hosting an open mic stage every night), Derry’s and two stages at Clancy’s – making it hard to see all artists performing 😉

Here’s an insight on the atmosphere in the Bruff pubs, as Thick as Thieves performed Zombie on Friday night.

DAY 2

Saturday started with an amazing free outdoor yoga class by Eileen Sheehan Yoga for festival goers to attend in the Convent Gardens, followed by Pranic Healing, the festival being an opportunity to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
One may note that the volunteers from Limerick Suicide Watch were attending the festival, promoting positive mental health over the weekend by the Dolores O’Riordan Park in Bruff.

The festival coordinator, Julianne Hennelly, also presented fans with a wonderful opportunity to gather with her in The Kennedy Rooms’ Church for a singalong, where they could share their love and passion for Dolores & The Cranberries, singing songs such as Carry On, Linger, Dreaming My Dreams, So Cold In Ireland, Iosa, Hollywood…

Main stage concerts on that day were all live streamed on the Dreams Fest 19 facebook page, where performances from Fox Jaw, MIZDREA, The Flag Listeners, Protobaby and Theme Tune Boy are fully available to watch through these links:

Fox Jaw + MIZDREA (feat. Promises at 1:30:03 and Zombie at 1:33:30)

The Flag Listeners + Protobaby + Theme Tune Boy

Here’s our own video of Protobaby’s surprising and amazingly well rendered cover of All Over Now:

As well as an extract from the eagerly expected performance of Theme Tune Boy (feat. Niall Quinn!!!) – which we strongly encourage everyone to watch – who covered A Fast One from The Cranberry Saw Us, something fans could have easily seen coming as Niall Quinn had performed this track when taking part in the “Goodbye Dolores: The Final Episode” podcast from “Coffee With a Sign Painter” released in April 2018 (1:19:30) to say farewell and share memories and music of the Cranberries singer.

Pubs on that night happened to be so crowded for the event that it was actually hard to get in and find a spot!

DAY 3

Sadly, not all shows took place on the main stage on that day, as heavy rain prevented the outdoor celebrations to be able to continue after Xero’s performance.

Performances from Eilis Kennedy & Gerry O’Beirne, Broken Cord, Wild Atlantic Cabaret, Juli Jam and Xero are nonetheless available to watch on the Dreams Fest facebook page:

Eilis Kennedy & Gerry O’Beirne + Broken Cord (feat. Zombie at 1:13:10 and Linger at 1:29:09 ) + The Wild Atlantic Cabaret (feat. When You’re Gone at 2:33:51)

Juli Jam + Xero

Here’s our own video from Juli Jam’s very moving interpretation of In The End:

Before heading to pubs for a last evening of music and celebrations – with, among others, Kellie Lewis performing a full set at Derry’s, or Broken Cord and Laurence Corbett closing the night at Clancy’s – Bruff surprised everyone with a lovely fireworks display outside of Clancy’s, as everyone sang along to Dreams, such a fantastic way to end a very special weekend.

We feel honored to have been privileged to attend such a lovely event. What a very moving weekend, that was all about sharing love for the amazing talent we have lost.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and BIG THANKS to the organizing committee, the local people and artists who gave their free time to give life to this humble event within such a short period of time.

Best of luck to Dreams Fest which will hopefully become an annual event where fans from all over the world can gather to share their passion on such a special and meaningful date with the heartfelt Irish people, who, we believe, made Dolores proud last week!

See you next year, Dreams Fest!

limerickleader.ie “SLIDESHOW: Inaugural Dreams festival honours memory of Dolores O’Riordan”

September 13, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “SLIDESHOW: Inaugural Dreams festival honours memory of Dolores O’Riordan”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article and have a look at 18 photos directly on limerickleader.ie

“Zombie” turns 25 today

September 12, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The single was released 25 years ago today.

And today, Mike Hogan published on his Instagram (story) a very rare behind the scenes photo from the NNTA era. Everyone will recognize the very famous photo shoot (notice the sofa). Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on facebook for sharing.

LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Sunday 8

September 8, 2019  |  Comments Off on LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Sunday 8  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK:

Street Stage

2.30pm – 3.20pm: Eilis Kennedy
3.40pm – 4.30pm: Broken Cord
4.50pm – 5.10pm: Wild Atlantic Cabaret
5.30pm – 6.10pm: JuliJam
6.30pm – 7.20pm: Xero
7.40pm – 8.30pm: Cruiser (CANCELLED, heavy rain)
8.50pm – 10pm: New Age Messiah  (CANCELLED)

PART 1:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Sonntag, 8. September 2019

 

PART 2:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Sonntag, 8. September 2019

LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Saturday 7

September 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on LIVE FROM DREAMS FEST 19 – Saturday 7  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK

Street Stage

4pm – 4.55pm: Fox Jaw
5.15pm – 6.10pm: Mizdrea
6.30pm – 7.25pm: The Flag Listeners
7.45pm – 8.40pm: Protobaby
8.55pm – 10pm: ThemeTuneBoy (featuring Niall Quinn)

PART 1:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Samstag, 7. September 2019

 

PART 2:

#DreamsFest19 is going live!

#DreamsFest19 is going live!Tune in to experience the event taking place in Bruff on Sept 6th, 7th and 8th to celebrate the birthday and life of Dolores O' Riordan.With a focus on original music and an eclectic mix of exciting artists, the festival is also hosting talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

Gepostet von Dreams Fest 19 am Samstag, 7. September 2019

independent.ie “Seat of Dreams – park bench re-named to honour Dolores O’Riordan at festival”

September 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on independent.ie “Seat of Dreams – park bench re-named to honour Dolores O’Riordan at festival”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on independent.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

The Cranberries Press