SCREAMING ORPHANS Return to NYC 1st Concert Since 2019
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SCREAMING ORPHANS COMING HOME TO NEW YORK ON MAR 10
NEW YORK IRISH CENTER KICKS OFF ST PATRICK’S WEEK WITH INTERNATIONAL POP-FOLK SENSATION’S FIRST NYC GIG SINCE 2019…
ALL-SISTER GROUP FROM DONEGAL WAS BASED IN EAST VILLAGE THROUGH MID 20-TEENS
They’re coming home. The beloved all-sister pop-folk band Screaming Orphans makes their first New York City appearance since the fall of 2019 in a one-night only appearance at the New York Irish Center (NYIC), 1040 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City) on Thursday March 10 at 7pm. Known for combining original songs and a contemporary sound with traditional Irish folk, the genre-busting, chart-topping Diver sisters officially kick off NYIC’s weeklong St Patrick’s cultural celebration. Tickets for this “Ireland Live… From New York” seated concert in the Center’s newly remodeled storefront theater, The Reilly Room, are just $25. For tickets visit www.newyorkirishcenter.org
Currently promoting their new album, “Sunshine and Moss,” created during COVID and released in August 2020, the band is ramping up its pre-pandemic live show schedule, and proudly getting back to its status as the only all-female band headlining in the Irish festival circuit.
The one-time East Village habitués, who were first mentored by their famous céilí-singing mom, Kathleen Fitzgerald, exploded onto the international music scene with Sinead O’Connor, with whom they toured and appeared on David Letterman. Since then the sisters have charted on international, Billboard, and iTunes charts, including two Top 10’s on the Billboard World Music chart (“Taproom” 2017 and “Life in a Carnival” 2019), and a #1 on the Irish Singer/Songwriter chart and a #24 on the US iTunes chart for “Life in a Carnival”. This album, which precedes the current “Sunshine and Moss,” achieved major airplay -- internationally and across Ireland and the UK -- earning the band an appearance on Ireland’s Late Late Show, the world’s second-longest running late night talk show after The Tonight Show.
The sisters -- Joan, Angela, Gráinne and Marie Thérèse -- have toured and collaborated with Black 47, Babba Maal from Senegal, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor, and headlined in two Marc Bolan/T. Rex tribute shows in Central Park (2007) and City Winery New York (2017), performing alongside Rolan Bolan, Suzanne Vega, Blondie, Patti Smith, Moby and members of David Bowie’s band.
FOCUS TRACKS FROM “SUNSHINE AND MOSS”
Every Woman Gardens -- https://open.spotify.com/track/34L53llalhOD5Kj5fMrurm?si=6cdf7300f2804156
Mary from Dungloe --
Sleep Tight in New York City (Black 47)
Video from Life In a Carnival – cover of the Turtles “Happy Together” (Shot in New York)
NYIC’s run-up to St Patrick’s Day includes a performance of actor Aidan Dooley’s tour de force one-man portrayal of the overlooked Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. The internationally acclaimed “Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer,” hailed by the NY Times as an “unparalleled portrayal,” performs on Mon March 14 at 7pm ($25).
ST PATRICK’S DAY: NYIC’s five-hour-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, “40 Shades of Green,” will include music, dance, and joyous mingling with some of the most talented and prominent people in our community. Also, from the Center’s own makeshift broadcast studio in its street-facing windows, a celebrity presenter will interview notable guests throughout the day, viewable from the street and online on Facebook Live. Details to follow. Thur Mar 17 3pm to 8pm ($20, children free)
SCREAMING ORPHANS & AIDAN DOOLEY PHOTOS
The New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101, is just seven minutes, and one stop, on the 7 train from Grand Central Station. For more information visit www.NewYorkIrishCenter.org or call 718-482-0909. For further inquiries email info@NewYorkIrishCenter.org