All over the world, tributes have been paid to the late Dolores O”Riordan, an iconic Irish musician, singer, and woman who used her fame to give a voice to both personal and political issues. Among her many achievements; being named person of the year alongside Adi Roche in 1994, being awarded the Woman of the Year Award in 2001 by Tattler, and performing alongside the infamous opera singer Pavarotti in Italy, 1995.
Tomorrow evening in the Róisín Dubh at 7:30pm, there will be a night of music and remembrance for Dolores. A thoughtful and heartfelt idea brought to life by local wonder-woman Elena Toniato and friends, ‘Dreaming her Dreams: A Night in Memory of Dolores O’Riordan’ will be bringing together some of the most exceptional and eclectic musical artists in Galway, who will play out the night with some live performances of The Cranberries’ best-loved songs. These artists include Tracy Bruen, Anna Mullarkey, Barbara Vulso, Steven Sharpe, Orlagh De Bhaldraithe, The Flying Head ft. Therese McManus, Niceol Blue, Paul McManus and Coili Mullins. The night will end with a Cranberries sing-along.
Tickets can be bought on the night, or through the Róisín website, and in the meantime you can listen to Elena and Orlagh discussing the event on the Keith Finnegan Show through the Galway Bay FM podcast.
Dolores had kept charity close to her heart when she was alive, and to continue this for her, all proceeds from this event will be donated to Chernobyl Children International. For a woman who had a lot of heart, tomorrow night is warm tribute for Dolores, her music, and the memories she created for others.
Below are some headlines which touch on Dolores’ career from the 1990s, into the 2000s, and until her death in 2018.