JOE’s Song Of The Day #758 – Screaming Orphans ‘Happy Together’
Screaming Orphans with a re-worked classic.
The Screaming Orphans are the four Diver sisters - Joan, Angela, Gráinne and Marie Thérèse – hailing from Bundoran in Donegal.
There are several famous names scattered throughout the history of The Screaming Orphans.
These names include Christy Moore, Sinead O’Connor, Luka Bloom, Babba Maal, Damien Dempsey, Peter Gabriel, and The National. They all play a part in the Donegal band’s passage from inexperienced child singers to fully-fledged songwriters/performers.
This is the first single from the new album and yes, it's a cover of the classic by The Turtles. The Screaming Orphans have an eclectic range of influences. From an obvious passion for Irish traditional and céilí music, through to girl-pop such as The Bangles, and classic folk-rock like Simon and Garfunkel.
They pull these disparate elements together to create melody driven songs with an infectious vocal hook. ‘Happy Together’ was a natural cover choice and has been part of the band’s live repertoire for years.
Clip via screamingorphans
They are embarking on a short Irish tour soon and you can find out more details via their Facebook page right here.
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