The four Diver sisters from Donegal, Ireland, the ‘Screaming Orphans,’ are returning to Iowa to perform in Cedar Falls on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th.

Along with releasing over a dozen albums, they have toured globally and have been a staple at Iowa Irish Fest every August in Waterloo.

Tickets are currently on sale for $35 and are available through the Cedar Falls Community Theatre at the Historic Oster Regent or HERE.

As of Tuesday, January 4th, main floor seating is nearly sold out!

If you happen to miss their St. Patrick’s Day performance, the sisters are scheduled to perform all three days of Iowa Irish Fest, August, 5-7 in downtown Waterloo, according to their website,

Oh, if you’re curious as to how they came up with the band name “Screaming Orphans,” the band’s website states:

A friend of the band came up with it one night as they were about to go out on the road on their own and leaving behind their mom who had been the main vocalist for years and their dad who was their manager/sound engineer and so they became "orphans." As for the “screaming” portion of the name ---  the sisters said that is what usually occurs when surrounded by family and that they are known to hit certain high notes that could be interpreted as scream-like --- and their secondary school used to be an orphanage.

For more information about this summer's annual Iowa Irish Fest in downtown Waterloo -- which is always the first full weekend in August --- click HERE! Volunteers are always needed to put on this enormous festival every summer -- shifts will open after St. Patrick's Day and this year's entertainment will begin to be announced around March 17th!


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