Dolores O’Riordan – Let it linger

Thanks to DH for this post on the untimely passing of Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries. As a young child, Dolores sang in the church choir in Ballybricken parish church, 5 minutes drive from MBs HX locality. Both DH & MB hail from the same area as Dolores back in Ireland. Coincidentally, both are now based in Doha, Qatar.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


dolores o'riordanStars die all the time, you remember where you were when you hear the news, the feelings that generally register are nostalgia, shock, end of an era that kind of thing. It passes. But this doesn’t, this lingers.   Psychologists say after splitting up with a partner, that it takes half the whole time you spent in a relationship to get over it. If that is the case, it’s going to a while for us to get over Dolores O’Riordan.

Take every female stereotype you ever knew in the music world, cast them aside and what you’d be left with was Dolores O’Riordan. Apart from her unique voice and obvious song writing talent, she nailed the delivery. She owned what she did, created it, stood behind it and won the world in the most beautifully honest way that she wore fame as a coat she put on when she felt like…

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4 Comments on “Dolores O’Riordan – Let it linger

  1. What a lovely eulogy you’ve written to a great and truly unique artist, MB. May she rest in peace.


  2. Thanks Mike   Nice words, a genuine legend!  The Cranberries were truly the soundtrack to my teens and coincided with many important events throughout the 90s.  Upon hearing her voice fronting the Cranberries my mind casts back to many, many happy memories. Hope all is well with you. Cheers! Donal

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