Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland

-Brenda Hillegas Why don’t we sow some seeds? Why don’t we satisfy our deeper needs? These lyrics from “Every Woman Gardens” re-introduce us to Screaming Orphans on Sunshine and Moss. Maybe those “seeds” are songs. Maybe the “deeper need” is the live music and togetherness we’re seriously lacking right now.  Or maybe sisters Angela, Grainne, Joan, and Marie Therese really were just planting a summer … Continue reading Screaming Orphans record new album, Sunshine and Moss, at their home in Ireland

The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

-Brenda Hillegas Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Paddy Moloney, who founded The Chieftains in Dublin in 1962, calls his career a “long journey of music and friends” and rightfully so. The band has over 40 albums, countless collaborations with big name musician, six Grammys, credits on an Oscar-winning soundtrack, and are considered by many music experts as the group that brought traditional Irish music … Continue reading The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

The Screaming Orphans’ “Life in a Carnival” Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues

I’ve been talking up the Screaming Orphans a lot recently. But, it’s hard to describe these four sisters from Ireland without just bringing someone to the nearest Irish festival to see them live. This Friday’s release, Life in a Carnival, is album number 14 for the band. It was recorded in London with producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Brian Eno, Robert Plant, David … Continue reading The Screaming Orphans’ “Life in a Carnival” Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues