THE SCREAMING ORPHANS: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND to CELEBRATE FIRST NIGHT’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Returning for their 5TH First Night appearance, the Screaming Orphans have been one of our most popular acts building up a huge following. Join these 4 sisters from Donegal, Ireland as they live up to their great reputation of being a captivating and entertaining live band both in Europe and America. Combining their own original pop/rock music with the Celli tradition style of music that was inherited from their Irish family roots, the Screaming Orphans continue to offer up a great blend of pop and traditional Irish music. The band first became popular when Sinead O’Connor asked them to tour with her as her back up vocalist and opening act. The band has gone on to tour and play extensively across America and Europe. Their musical reputation has led to collaboration on recordings with Baaba Maal, Afro Celt Sound System, Peter Gabriel and Joni Mitchell. While the sisters can never forget their roots, the Screaming Orphans rich repertoire of their original pop/rock songs with catchy melodies has absorbed many influences over the years. Their wide and varied sound has been compared to such artists as ABBA, The Cranberries and The Chieftains. The band is also renowned for their trademark spine-tingling four-part harmony. The band has released 10 albums of both original pop/rock and traditional Irish Music. The Screaming Orphans split their time between New York City and Donegal, Ireland.
VENUE: Middle School Auditorium (2) 60 minute Performances