The Festival Entertainment
We are pleased to announce the entertainers of the 2015 Seacoast Irish Festival! You can learn more about the entertainers and their background below, plus links to their websites and other web content. The festival line-up will be updated as entertainers are confirmed so check back often to discover all the talent the festival will have to offer.
Irish Festival Line-Up - September 26, 2015
The Screaming Orphans are four funny, high-spirited, sisters raised in the magic of County Donegal in Ireland, a region with a great tradition of music. At the start, this then teenage band played covers at local festivals, but soon began writing their own music and traveling to Dublin to play. Since then they have toured with the likes of Sinead O’Connor and signed with Warner UK, recording their debut album, Listen and Learn.
Eventually, the diversity of the American music scene led them to relocate to New York City and they now regularly tour up and down the East Coast.
Their most recent album, Lonely Boy, was released in July 2011. While never forgetting their roots in traditional Irish music, the Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon & Garfunkel to REM with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains. Not just a small town band of teenage girls anymore, the Screaming Orphans continue to impress by exploring new and exciting song writing and performance concepts.
Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for captivating harmonies and winning stage presence. In addition to their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, the band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the "Down East" style. Consummate entertainers, their energetic concerts are laced with a Maine brand of universal humor.
Combining their talents on six-string guitars, twelve-string guitars and banjos, Schooner Fare's distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements have been hailed by such folk music icons as the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and Tom Paxton.
Schooner Fare's many recordings receive radio play on four continents and world-wide on satellite radio. The original songs of Schooner Fare's Chuck and Steve Romanoff continue to be recorded and performed by other artists in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Ireland and Australia.
More coming soon!