Limerick musicians team up to pay touching tribute to The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan
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Limerick musicians team up to pay touching tribute to The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan

A GROUP of musicians from Limerick have teamed up to pay an emotional tribute to the late, great, Dolores O'Riordan.

It's almost 12 months since the lead singer of The Cranberries passed away suddenly at the age of 46 in news that rocked the world of music.

Now a selection of performers from across Limerick have got together to pay homage to the Irish vocalist while raising important funds for charity.

Emma Langford, Paddy Dennehy and the Limerick Gospel Choir feature in a new video performance of O'Riordan's When You're Gone.

The brainchild of local firm Limerick Self Storage, each of the musicians featured uses the company's storage facilities.

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Keen to raise money for local charity the Midwest Simon Community, the company decided to get in touch with the artists involved and put together a fundraiser that also celebrated "the greatness" of one of Ireland's most beloved musicians.

 

 

Midwest Simon Community works across the counties of Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, to support people through their journey out of homelessness by providing appropriate accommodation and care services, tailored to their individual needs.

"Each and every week, dozens of musicians load their equipment in and out of rented units at Limerick Self Storage, honing their craft, with the dreams and aspirations of one day bringing their music to the world like The Cranberries once did," a statement from Limerick Self Storage reads.

"The Limerick music scene is a family. We may not all know each other, but it's family none the less.

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"Last January, we lost a family member. This is a celebration of all that is Limerick music at the moment, and the greatness of Dolores O'Riordan's music."

Donations can be made to the charity here.

The artists featured in the video include: Anna's Anchor, Ben Oit, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Carolyn Bourke, Casavettes, Changing Trains, Cruiser, Damien Moore, Delorean Suite, Emma Langford, Fox Jaw, Hedfuzy, Jane Fraser, John Daly, Laura Duff, Limerick Gospel Choir, Mizdrea, My Empire, New Age Messiah, Nova Quartet, Paddy Dennehy, Parliament Square, Peter Hanagan, Point Taken, Post Punk Podge & The Techno Hippies, PowPig, Protobaby, Raging Sons, Randolf & The Crokers, Sarah Dolan, Shane Wixted, Shardborne, The Flag Listeners, The Hitchers, Third Island, Tombz, We Come In Pieces, Windings, Zephire and Zombie Picnic.