Friday 22 June 2018

Irish radio stations will pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan at midday in a very special way

Dolores O’Riordan
Dolores O’Riordan
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Dolores O'Riordan will be laid to rest today and Irish radio stations will pay tribute in a very special way.

At midday all the independent stations in the country will play The Cranberries' moving 1996 hit When You're Gone.

Nikki Hayes of 4FM shared the news on Twitter, "I've only heard it happen a handful of times. All independent radio stations in Ireland tomorrow at midday will play @The_Cranberries #whenyouregone in respect to @DolORiordan #rip"

A similar gesture was made when the legendary Tony Fenton died in 2015.

Dolores died suddenly on January 15 at a London hotel and fans, friends, and peers have been paying tribute since the sad news broke.

Yesterday in Limerick more than 200 people took to Arthur's Quay park singing along to The Cranberries in her honour.

The event, which was organised by local singers, encouraged musicians to sing and play instruments to accompany the music.

Her removal service also took place in her hometown yesterday with President Michael D Higgins leading tributes

"It's so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it's equally important also to pay tribute to (her) work and music," he said.

"It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute," he said.

"It's so appropriate and it is generous, and I hope that her family will get all the support hey need."

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