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.

New Dolores O’Riordan official website coming soon

September 6, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The new Dolores O’Riordan official website is now up online at http://doloresoriordanofficial.com
There is no content available at the moment, the home page features the below message:

To Dolores – September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Today marks the day you should have turned 48, and like every single day since you spread your wings to fly to another dimension, we miss you.

We have started to understand that nothing will ever ease the pain of this grief.  We will carry this sorrow through our lives.

Nonetheless, we feel it’s time to try embracing the memories, celebrate your life and wonderful legacy, and keep the flame you lit in our hearts alive.

For a year and a half, with broken hearts, our team has been mainly focusing on sharing the articles covering the devastating events, the release of the Everybody Else Is Doing, It, so Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition & that of In The End.

Today, part of our team will be joining the Dreams Fest 19 team in Bruff, co Limerick, to celebrate your music and loving spirit among your loved ones. From then on, we will aim at continuing the database work Cranberries World has been pursuing since 2011, which we hope will honor your life and remarkable career.

We love you, Dolores, and send you our blessings on this special day.

The CW Team

Dreams Fest – 3 days to go!

September 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dreams Fest – 3 days to go!  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

There are three days left before the community of Bruff, co Limerick, gathers to celebrate Dolores’ birthday and life.

As seen on their Facebook page, the town is getting ready for the celebrations.

Banners can be seen all around the town.

Measurements have been taken on the bench on which Dolores and her mother sat to answer Barry Egan’s questions in April 2014, we can thus expect the plaque featuring the park’s new name (“Dolores O’Riordan Park”) to be fixed onto the bench.

The “Bruff Tidy Town” team is doing an amazing job for the town to be ready to welcome the event.

Derry’s Piano bar, that will host some of the gigs, now features a quite moving painting of Dolores.

The festival is a free event – people attending will be invited to make donations to Limerick Suicide Watch, who will be promoting positive Mental Health on site.

In addition to unveiling the new name of the Morning Star Park, the opening ceremony will be featuring some green balloons, as a homage to the When You’re Gone music video.

Stay tuned to know more about the festival, which has already announced that the concerts will be live streamed for fans abroad to follow the celebrations!

Noel Hogan to discuss “In The End” at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

September 2, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to discuss “In The End” at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan will be discussing the making of “In The End” with Professor Eoin Devereux at Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival on Sunday 3 November 2019. Event takes place at the National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace in Dún Laoghaire (Ireland) from 5pm to 6pm.

Ticket: €12

Booking details on evenbrite.ie

Noel Hogan joined Kodaline on stage tonight at Electric Picnic

September 1, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan joined Kodaline on stage tonight at Electric Picnic  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Noel Hogan joined the band Kodaline on stage tonight at “Electric Picnic” festival in Stradbally, Ireland to play “Zombie” as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.

Here’s a short video from the stage posted on Instagram by Josh Javor:


UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2

Below almost the complete version of the song recorded from the crowd, shared on Twitter by Maria Flanagan (@OneFineDay_ie), part 1 and part 2:

https://twitter.com/OneFineDay_ie/status/1168479274501910529

Dreams Fest 19 by theHand

August 27, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dreams Fest 19 by theHand  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“Dreams Fest 19” posted on Facebook and Instagram today a beautiful poster sent by theHand:

limerickleader.ie “Rugby stars Hayes and Steed are on hand for Dolores tribute in Limerick village”

August 24, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Rugby stars Hayes and Steed are on hand for Dolores tribute in Limerick village”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie

Dreams Fest 19 – Full line up with timings (UPDATED)

August 23, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The full Dreams Festival 2019 line up was published this morning, including stages and timings (except for Mary Howards). You may notice a few changes than what was originally announced:

[OLD LINEUP REMOVED, SEE NEW ONE BELOW]


UPDATE – AUGUST 26

NEW (AND FINAL) LINEUP & SCHEDULES

FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER:
7pm (Dreams Park): Unveiling & Balloon Ceremony
8pm – 8.40pm (Street Stage): Noelle O’Riordan, Kellie Lewis
9pm – 10pm (Street Stage): Parliament Square
10pm – close (Dave Clarke’s bar): Acoustic Club
10pm – close (Clancy’s Underworld): Eve’s Record Box, Outlion, Zephire
10pm – close (Clancy’s Upstairs): Mega-Trad, Thick As Thieves
10pm – close (Derry’s Piano Bar): Clare Mullins, Gary Hayes
10pm – close (Mary Howards): Laurence Corbett

SATURDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER:
2pm – 3:30pm / 8pm – 10pm (The Church & Nuns Room): Sing along tributes, Mens Shed meet the Ukealadies
4pm – 4.55pm (Street Stage): Fox Jaw
5.15pm – 6.10pm (Street Stage): Mizdrea
6.30pm – 7.25pm (Street Stage): The Flag Listeners
7.45pm – 8.40pm (Street Stage): Protobaby
8.55pm – 10pm (Street Stage): ThemeTuneBoy (featuring Niall Quinn)
10pm – close (Dave Clarke’s bar): Acoustic Club
10pm – close (Clancy’s Underworld): In The Black, Hazey Haze & Citrus Fresh
10pm – close (Clancy’s Upstairs):
Damo T. Carroll, JaYne
10pm – close (Derry’s Piano Bar):
Luz, Dawna, Louise O’Flanagan
10pm – close (Mary Howards):
Yvonne McCarthy

SUNDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER:
2.30pm – 3.20pm (Street Stage):
Eilis Kennedy
3.40pm – 4.30pm (Street Stage): Broken Cord
4.50pm – 5.10pm (Street Stage): Wild Atlantic Cabaret
5.30pm – 6.10pm (Street Stage): JuliJam
6.30pm – 7.20pm (Street Stage): Xero
7.40pm – 8.30pm (Street Stage): Cruiser
8.50pm – 10pm (Street Stage): New Age Messiah
7:30pm – 9:30pm (The Church & Nuns Room): Jenni & Colm McGuinness
10pm – close (Dave Clarke’s bar): Acoustic Club
10pm – close (Clancy’s Underworld): Broken Cord
10pm – close (Clancy’s Upstairs):
Laurence Corbett
10pm – close (Derry’s Piano Bar):
dREA, Kellie Lewis
10pm – close (Mary Howards):
Shirley Callaghan

Another tribute concert to take place in September in Galway

August 21, 2019  |  Comments Off on Another tribute concert to take place in September in Galway  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Following the success of Dreaming Her Dreams: A Night in Memory of Dolores O’Riordan that took place last year at Róisín Dubh in Galway, Dreaming Her Dreams 2 is coming back on 13th September to celebrate the life and legacy of Dolores O’Riordan. The night will feature renditions of Dolores and The Cranberries songs performed by Irish musicians:

* Noelle O’Riordan (Dolores’ niece)
* Anna Mullarkey
* Tracy Bruen
* Dead Horse Jive
* Ukealadies
* The Blue Notes Choir
* Roisin Seoighe
* Julianne Hennelly
* Paul McManus with Catherine Hayes
…and more to be announced!

Tickets are €12 and can be purchased online (roisindubh.net) or on the door.

All the money raised will go towards two charities helping sick kids and young adults with disabilities in Peru:
villalapazfoundation.org/
helpthemhope.org/

More on the event Facebook Page.

Short film “Told You” to feature an OST by Fergal Lawler

August 20, 2019  |  Comments Off on Short film “Told You” to feature an OST by Fergal Lawler  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

It looks like the short movie “Told You” funded by Limerick City Council & Limerick Arts Office, and which was just completed, is featuring a soundtrack written by our very fav drummer Dr Fergal Lawler.
We have no info yet as per when this short will be released.

Source: MADE IMAGE Films (Facebook)

Thanks to Sigma for grabbing our attention on this!

Dublin Windmill Lane Studios now open for guided tours

August 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dublin Windmill Lane Studios now open for guided tours  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The iconic Windmill Lane Studios where The Cranberries recorded some of the tracks of their most famous albums (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?,  To The Faithful Departed, Bury The Hatchet, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, as well as some Are You Listening? tracks when Dolores went solo) have announced they’re now open for exclusive tours for the public!

This one-hour tour “presents visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to understand the creation and production of some of the most iconic albums and songs of the past 40 years […] using a balance of technology, audio-visual media and intuitive storytelling

Walk-in is not possible, fans who want to attend the tours need to book in advance on their website.
More info on windmilllanerecording.com

Dreams Festival 19 line up announced

August 17, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dreams Festival 19 line up announced  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dreams Festival coordinator, Julianne Hennelly, revealed most of the line up on Limerick City Community Radio earlier today. Podcast is already available below, for those who’d like to listen to the show:

As we know, the festival focuses on bringing the local rural community together, celebrating original artists music, which explains why a number of the announced acts are unknown to foreign people, but some of these will definitely ring a bell for Cranberries fans:

Indeed, one of the first act to be announced was Kellie Lewis, Dolores’ candidate at The Voice of Ireland 2014, but we also learned today that a former member of The Cranberry Saw Us will be playing at the festival as none other than Niall Quinn was announced (playing with his band Theme Tune Boy) !!!
Fans are also familiar with artists such as Jane Fraser (Ja¥ne & Eves Record Box) or Sarah Croker, who were part of the I Heart Cranberries tribute concert last year, and will be performing this year in Bruff.

Here’s below a list of the acts who will be performing at Dreams Festival 19:

Friday September 6th

Noelle O’Riordan (Dolores’ niece)
Kellie Lewis
Parliament Square
Cillian O D
Gary Hayes
Claire Mullins
Thick As Thieves
Sarah Croker
Stuart Bond
Luz
The Acoustic Club

Saturday September 7th

Fox Jaw
Mizdrea
The Flag Listeners
Protobaby
Theme Tune Boy
Hazy & Citrus Fresh
Damo Carroll
Eves Record Box
Dawna
Ja¥ne (who will be performing Pretty)
Louise O Flanagan
In The Black
Cuppa Tea TV
The Acoustic Club

Sunday September 8th

Julianne Hennelly
Éilís Kennedy
Jenní
Xero
Cruiser
New Age Messiah (band of Dolores’ nephew)
Colm McGuinness
Kellie Lewis
Laurence Corbett
Wild Atlantic Cabaret
The Acoustic Club

The launch ceremony will take place on Friday 6th at 7pm in the park by the River Morningstar where Dolores & Eileen gave an interview to Barry Egan on April 27th 2014. Children will be invited to write their dreams on balloons, that will be released during the ceremony.

Julianne also announced that the festival will feature a Church place at Kennedy Rooms where people can go and sing along.

Last, The Limerick Leader published an article about the festival today where they explained that “while the band and the O’Riordan family are not involved in the organising of this event, a spokesperson for the band and the family wished the organisers the very best with the festival“.

More information to come on Dreams Fest 19 Facebook Page.

limerickleader.ie “Park in County Limerick village to be named after Dolores O’Riordan”

August 17, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Park in County Limerick village to be named after Dolores O’Riordan”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

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

AUDIO: “In The End” Album Launch Party & interviews at Dolan’s

August 14, 2019  |  Comments Off on AUDIO: “In The End” Album Launch Party & interviews at Dolan’s  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

YouTube user Munster Multimedia published yesterday the audio of the “In The End” album launch listening party that took place at Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick on 25 april 2019.

Host Niall Colgan interviewed Pr. Eoin Devereux, Orla Colgan and Declan Hogan.

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the link.

Dreams Festival celebrating Dolores O’Riordan to take place in September

August 13, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dreams Festival celebrating Dolores O’Riordan to take place in September  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A few days ago, the artwork of a new festival dedicated to celebrating the life of Dolores O’Riordan called “Dreams Festival” was shared on socials.

Today, the Limerick Post reveals more details on this event that will take place in Bruff, co Limerick (Ireland) – in the area where Dolores was born and raised – on September 6 to 8 this year to celebrate her birthday and musical legacy.

Full line-up will be announced on August 17, but it is already known that Kellie Lewis – Dolores’ 2014 Voice Of Ireland’s contestant – will be performing!

Journalist Eric Fitzgerald explains that “the town will also re-name its iconic park where Dolores was famously interviewed with her mother during her time as a judge on the Voice of Ireland. There will be a very special unveiling ceremony at the park on Friday 6” referring to the Barry Egan interview given on April 27th 2014 for The Independent.

Promoters hope that the event will become an annual event to take place in Bruff on the first weekend of every September to celebrate original artists music as well as her homeland, and bring communities in rural Ireland together.

Read more about this celebration of Dolores and her memory on the Limerick Post’s article.

EDIT :

Dreams Fest 19 Facebook Page now provides more info !

The festival will be taking place over 7 different stages :
1. Street Stage
2. Clancy’s Session Bar
3. Clancy’s Underworld
4. Piano Bar (Derry’s)
5. Acoustic Club Stage (Clarke’s)
6. Kennedy Rooms Church (unplugged)
7. The Nuns Room (Irelands first non alcoholic bar)

Here’s below their press release :

‘Dreams’ Festival

 

The community of Bruff are coming together to celebrate the birthday and life of one of their own. Born and raised near the town in county Limerick, she is regarded as one of the worlds greatest female artists: Dolores O’Riordan.

 

Dolores, who tragically passed away in January of 2018, was the lead singer with The Cranberries, a band who rose to international success in the early 90’s, selling over 40 million albums worldwide. Dolores was a prolific songwriter and also enjoyed a hugely successful solo career in the early 2000’s.

 

The Festival, which is taking place on September 6th, 7th and 8th will showcase an eclectic mix of exciting artists. With a focus on original music, the festival will also host talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts.

 

Rainer Lindheim, Co-Promoter and Stage Event Manager and close friend of Dolores said ‘We hope that this years event will be a seed-planter for an annual event to take place in Bruff on the first weekend of every September. It’s spirit is to celebrate original artists music and in some way to help showcase their own dreams’

 

The town will also re-name the iconic park where Dolores was famously interviewed with her mother during her time as a judge on the Voice of Ireland. She will have a very special unveiling ceremony on Friday the 6th.

 

The festival committee comprises of members of the business, arts and music communities in Bruff. Committee member, Jack Clancy, who is the proprietor of Clancy’s bar and music venue commented, ‘We hope it will be a great weekend for the village and everyone both in Ireland and across the world who loved Dolores and wish to celebrate her legacy’

 

Brendan O’Riordan, brother of Dolores has said, ‘we want to celebrate Dolores and her memory. I have spoken to so many people who she inspired with her music, her songs helped them cope through the dark times and encouraged them to write and play, many of them will be performing for the weekend. People in rural Ireland are often isolated and music helps bring communities together and that’s what we aim to do on Dolores birthday’

 

Festival Coordinator Julianne Hennelly stated ‘as an artist who works in the area of mental health I am honoured to be part of this project. Dolores has helped so many of us struggling with depression in Ireland and throughout the world, we want to celebrate her homeland which inspired her art and kind nature. Rural Ireland is the most beautiful healing place to be, with it’s friendly, easy going way of life. Bruff has it all, lakes, historical sites, rivers, parks, cafes, big music venues and most importantly a very strong community spirit’

 

Full programme and information on events throughout the weekend will be launched on August 17th.

“CALENDOLORES 2020” by theHand completed

July 23, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Artist theHand announced on socials recently that the “CALENDOLORES 2020” was now completed and will be available soon.

theHand on Twitter:

thehand71 on Instagram (different preview):

In the mean time you can see all previews of re-edited pictures for calendar at re-launched website www.doloresoriordan.it

VIDEO: “Free To Decide” & “Sunday” live in Boston for Telethon

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

A few days ago the MDA Telethon published on YouTube a very rare video of The Cranberries performing 2 songs in Boston, MA, USA for the Telethon 1996. It was broadcast on the US TV show “Jerry Lewis Stars Across America MDA Labor Day Telethon” on 2 September 1996. The video quality is perfect, upscaled in HD 1080p and respecting the original 4:3 format.

The Cranberries played 2 shows in Boston that year, on September 1st and 2nd, so without more information it is impossible to know the exact day of that performance, depending on the fact that it was live broadcast or prerecorded.
[EDIT – JULY 27th: The performance was recorded during the band’s first show on September 1st according to the TV report “On Music” broadcast in Spain on C+ in 1996 where Dolores (and the whole band) has the same outfit during the song “Forever Yellow Skies” (starts at 2:10). Thanks to Luis Hernández for the info.]

The “MDA Labor Day Telethon” was an annual telethon held on Labor Day, starting the night before and throughout.

Live videos from “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan”

July 21, 2019  |  Comments Off on Live videos from “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Our friends from Cranberries MEXICO shared live videos on Facebook from the “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan” show in Ciudad de México.

If you didn’t watch the show live, the videos are still available for replay:

VIDEO 1:

La Orquesta Filarmónica Communitatis en vivo en el Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli – Tributo a #DoloresORiordan

Gepostet von Cranberries MEXICO am Freitag, 19. Juli 2019

 

VIDEO 2:

La Orquesta Filarmónica Communitatis en vivo en el Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli – Tributo a #DoloresORiordan

Gepostet von Cranberries MEXICO am Freitag, 19. Juli 2019

Rehearsals in Mexico: “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan”

July 3, 2019  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Cranberries MEXICO published 2 Facebook live videos of the rehearsals yesterday with the Orquesta Filarmónica Communitatis. Show on July 19th!

Animal Instinct:

Ensayo de la Orquesta Filarmónica Communitatis (Animal Instinct) https://www.facebook.com/events/486645082084371

Gepostet von Cranberries MEXICO am Dienstag, 2. Juli 2019

 

Salvation:

Ensayo de la Orquesta Filarmónica Communitatis (Salvation) https://www.facebook.com/events/486645082084371

Gepostet von Cranberries MEXICO am Dienstag, 2. Juli 2019

ITW: musicradar.com “Doing the album when we did, it was almost like therapy for us”

June 28, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The interview with Noel Hogan published on the UK magazine Total Guitar (June 2019 issue) is now available online on musicradar.com

independent.ie “Stunning visuals for TC Wake Me When It’s Over created by Limerick design students”

June 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on independent.ie “Stunning visuals for TC Wake Me When It’s Over created by Limerick design students”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article/interview directly on independent.ie

ITW: rollingstone.com.mx “Despedida y homenaje”

June 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on ITW: rollingstone.com.mx “Despedida y homenaje”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the first lines of the interview with Noel Hogan directly on rollingstone.com.mx
Complete interview available on Rolling Stone magazine, Mexican edition, Junio 2019 issue.
Purchase your copy on kichink.com (print) or magzter.com (digital)

“Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan” in Ciudad de México next month

June 21, 2019  |  Comments Off on “Homenaje a: Dolores O’Riordan” in Ciudad de México next month  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Rock will be held in Ciudad de México (Mexico City) on 19 July 2019. The concert will take place at Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, Sala Silvestre Revueltas at 8pm.

Grab your tickets on ticketmaster.com.mx

OFFICIAL VIDEO: “Wake Me When It’s Over”

June 19, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The official video for “Wake Me When It’s Over” is now available. It was created in collaboration between The Cranberries and Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT. It premiered today on rollingstone.com


A few hours after the release, the band posted the following message on Twitter and Facebook:

TEASER: “Wake Me When It’s Over”

June 18, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a 15 second teaser on their socials (Twitter, FacebookInstagram) today regarding the single “Wake Me When It’s Over”. They also wrote the word, “Tomorrow”.

Well… it looks like the 2nd music video of the album “In The End” will be released very soon and will be an animated one.

AUDIO: iberor909.fm “The Cranberries después de Dolores: ¿Evolución o separación?”

June 15, 2019  |  Comments Off on AUDIO: iberor909.fm “The Cranberries después de Dolores: ¿Evolución o separación?”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Listen to the interview with Noel Hogan directly on ibero909.fm
It was recorded on 17 May 2019 on the phone.

Cranmeeting 2019 in São Paulo

June 14, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Our fellow Cranberries fans from The Cranberries Brasil are organizing another CRANMEETING next month on 27 July 2019. Like the past year, the event will take place in São Paulo at CASP (Cervejaria Artesanal São Paulo) where 3 bands will play Cranberries and Dolores solo career songs.

FREE ADMISSION

VIDEO: Collaboration of Cranberries fans from around the world

June 11, 2019  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Collaboration of Cranberries fans from around the world  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The Cranberries shared on Instagram and Facebook a video of a “cool collaboration of Cranberries fans from around the world”

A CranBedroom featuring an awesome TTFD wallpaper

June 11, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Have a look at Elio‘s CranBedroom, a beautiful wallpaper is covering the wall. For sure a happy Cranberries fan!

“In The End” TEST PRESSING ALERT (UPDATED)

June 11, 2019  |  Comments Off on “In The End” TEST PRESSING ALERT (UPDATED)  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

It looks like the “In The End” test pressings are back on sale on the official store !!!

We don’t know yet if these additional vinyls will be numbered, though there seems to be very few on sale (5 left at the moment ?)

Thanks to Stanislav Nikolov and Christophe Rennes

EDIT @ #14:15 GMT – SOLD OUT!!!


UPDATE – JUNE 14

Quite fast, the first Test Pressings arrived today and aren’t the exact same. First, they aren’t numbered and secondly they include 2 sleeves, the regular white paper sleeve and a thicker white cardboard sleeve. Both sleeves have The Cranberries logo stamped on it. Interesting!
There’s no explanation on why…

Noel Hogan & Robert Smith last night in Dublin

June 9, 2019  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan & Robert Smith last night in Dublin  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Shared today on The Cranberries Instagram and Facebook accounts, a backstage photo of Noel Hogan & Robert Smith at Malahide Castle in Dublin yesterday where The Cure were giving a concert.

Andy Rourke, Olé Koretsky & Giovanni

June 9, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Olé Koretsky shared a “lovely photo” yesterday on Twitter and Instagram. Olé and Andy Rourke together again… and Giovanni the cat!

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