The High Kings
Dec 13 2019
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34 Bedford Street, Belfast, Antrim,
Catch The High Kings at the Ulster Hall, Belfast during their Irish tour this December.
The High Kings – Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and, newest member, Paul O’Brien, will be taking to the road again in a major Irish tour which will see them play 23 dates across the country.
Over the past 12 years The High Kings have released four studio albums, two live albums and two DVDs. In 2017 they released a compilation album ‘Decade’ which celebrated 10 amazingly successful years together and also included five brand new recordings.
But it all began 12 years ago back in 2007 when Brian, Darren, Finbarr and former member Martin Furey came together as a new Irish ballad group which was to be known as The High Kings. Their self-titled debut album reached number two on the world Billboard Music chart and in March 2009. The High Kings played 5 consecutive sold out shows to a packed audience in the Olympia Theatre. Their second album ‘Memory Lane’ in 2010 was followed by a ‘Live In Ireland’ album and by 2011 the band had outgrown the venues they had been previously playing and had to start playing larger venues, not only in Ireland but also in America and across Europe. Audiences loved their new take on traditional Irish ballads, bringing these songs to multiple generations. 2013 saw their next album ‘Friends For Life’ featuring eight original songs written and composed by the band. Taking their own original songs on the road was a new and exciting milestone for the band and it wasn’t long before the likes of ‘Oh Maggie’ and ‘Irelands Shore’ were being sung back to them by the audience.
The High Kings continue to set the bar extremely high for Irish Folk bands across the world and are widely regarded to be at the forefront of the genre. Now in 2019 after 12 years, The High Kings continue to perform in sell out venues across the globe to their ever growing army of loyal fans that span generations. Don’t miss this chance to experience the magic of The High Kings yourself.