Dreams Festival to celebrate Dolores O’Riordan this September

first_imgA beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty NewsBreaking newsLifestyleEntertainmentMusicDreams Festival to celebrate Dolores O’Riordan this SeptemberBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 12, 2019 2737 Previous articleLimerick FC draw Sligo Rovers away in FAI CupNext articleGardaí seek help tracing Teresa Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. TAGSBruffcounty LimerickThe CranberriesThe Cranberries Fan Club Facebook Advertisement Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ Twitter Email Linkedincenter_img Limerick Post Show | Noel Hogan on Ireland:AM €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund WhatsApp New music from Noel Hogan of The Cranberries is a collaboration with actress Bronagh Gallgher A NEW festival dedicated to celebrating the life of Dolores O’Riordan called Dreams happens this September in Bruff, County Limerick. Over three days from Friday 6 to Sunday 8, the festival promises live bands, art and more. Full line-up will be announced on August 17.Dolores O’Riordan was born and raised near the town in County Limerick. The 40 million album-selling rockstar passed tragically in January 2018 and this festival celebrates her birthday and her musical legacy.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.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The festival will focus on original music and will also host talks, community music gatherings, comedy, cabaret and spoken word acts. International Cranberries’ fanclubs based in Italy and France have confirmed that they will be in attendance.Rainer Lindheim is Co-Promoter and Stage Event Manager for the event and a close friend of Dolores stated that the festival is to become an annual event.‘We hope that this year’s 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.”Festival Co-ordinator Julianne Hennelly praised the community spirit in Bruff which has made this festival a reality with the help of the local business, arts and musical community.“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.”Brendan O’Riordan, brother of Dolores is also involved in the festival and hopes that the weekend celebrations will bring the wider rural community together.“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. People in rural Ireland are often isolated and music helps bring communities together and that’s what we aim to do on Dolores birthday.” Print The Cranberries hosting Facebook Live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img