Screaming Orphans 'Life in a Carnival'
- Happy Together
- Ordinary Woman
- Guardian Angels
- Loved and Lost
- 1 2 3 4
- My Heart
- Sunday Morning
- Raise Up Your Glass
Angela Diver - bass, violin, vocals , Joan Diver - drums, vocals
Marie Thérèse Diver - keys, accordion, vocals , Gráinne Diver - guitar, vocals
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran, County Donegal.
There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in this Gaeltacht area which has produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. Their home was no exception. From a young age they were singing and playing traditional Irish music but when they hit their teenage years it was time to start their own pop rock band.
Their first gigs were at local surf festivals at Bundoran playing covers but were soon writing their own music and travelling to Dublin to play indi clubs including Whelans.
A performance in Kildare alongside Christy Moore, Liam O'Maonlai, and Sinéad O'Connor led to them joining Sinéad on her Gospel Oak Tour. Playing across Europe, America and Canada, they appeared on the David Letterman TV show.
The following year was spent touring with Babba Maal, recording with Peter Gabriel and alonside Joni Mitchell for the Chieftains "Tears of Stone" album.
While they can never forget their roots in traditional Irish music, the Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains.