Monday, 22 February 2021

An Irish Indie Rock Goddess: Delores O'Riordan.

Thanks for your comments and views on my last post about the humble seed potato.

Seeing that I live in Ireland I thought I would or should,  better mention an Irish woman in my  list of favourite female Rock Goddesses.

I have seen some classic Irish Rock bands like Clannad :Maire Brennan female singer, (seen them 3 times), Thin Lizzy, Aslan, U2 (before they were famous), Band Of Friends, Hothouse Flowers...  But unfortunately I never got to see The Cranberries.

What a great band with such an amazing and energetic female singer: Delores O'Riordan who sadly passed away in 2018 aged 46.

She was born in County Limerick and never lost that amazing accent.  At the grand old age of 12 she stood up on a school chair and announced: "I'm Delores O'Riordan and I'm going to be a Rock star."   Of course she fulfilled her dream and became an household  name.  

Here's  Delores and The Cranberries:



I find this video so amazing and I feel very sorry that Delores and The Cranberries are no longer entertaining audiences around the world.  At least she lives on in videos and listening to her music.







14 comments:

  1. What a gloriously Irish name she has, and very pretty too.
    She seems to have forgotten to get dressed before appearing in that video!

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  2. Yes JayCee. She was very pretty and a great songstress, character and musician. She will never be forgotten. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. I have heard that song before. It is a good one. Shame Dolores didn't stop to think of her three children before accidentally killing herself. They deserved more than that.

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  4. My son is called Riordan.
    It was my husband that chose it.
    Apparently it means, the kings little poet.

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  5. Yes it is a good one YP. It was a tragic accident. Thanks.

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  6. Hi Christina. Yes you're right. I've just been looking at the Riordan surname. Delores was a great poetess and song writer and singer.

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  7. She was wonderful. I liked the Cranberries very much. She had a fierce strong voice.

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  8. She was wonderful Debby. Oh how I wish I had seen them in concert. Thanks.

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  9. Fell down another rabbit hole googling Irish yodeling, which turns out to be called sean nos in real life.

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  10. You just sent me down one. Really interesting. Delores was very good at this Gaelic style of yodeling/singing. The video echoes this. Thanks Debby.

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  11. All music lives on, one of its magical qualities. I often ponder at the gift someone like say Bach gave the world - how his music, which in a sense has never 'physically' existed anywhere, even in a recording or performance (you can't touch it, once you hear it it has already gone...)- at yet it is played and lives on, giving pleasure hundred of years after he conceived it in his mind. Wonderful.

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  12. It is wonderful The bike shed how music touches us both live and through the medium of a recording. Thanks for your thoughts.


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  13. I was lucky enough to see The Cranberries twice in 1995 - great band and it was such a shame when she died. Tragic accident. Gorgeous and powerful voice with more to give.

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  14. Hello Mrs G. How lucky that you managed to see the Cranberries twice. Totally agree with you. I can't stop playing them since I composed this post. Thanks.

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