The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and, newest member, Paul O’Brien. All come from accomplished musical pedigrees, and grew up in households soaked in the Irish musical tradition, each with a wealth of history in the music business behind them. This concert will showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites.
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. In 2019 after a 12-year journey The High Kings continue to perform in sell out venues across the globe to their ever growing army of loyal fans that span generations.
To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music, and aiming to bring a broad demographic along for the journey.
With 2016’s ‘Grace & Glory’, the band widened their appeal and fanbase, as Finbarr affirmed. “There is something for everybody on the album, and any doubters out there might just discover there’s a whole lot more to us than perceptions would have them believe. Previous High Kings albums have been stepping-stones, but this one sees us on top of things.” 2017 saw the band continue with intensive touring of Ireland, the UK and America, in tandem with a rapid growth in their digital and online profile. It is also the year that the band reaches its tenth anniversary which is being marked with a very special compilation celebrating a decade of outstanding songs and performances.
The November 2017 release of DECADE-BEST OF THE HIGH KINGS was received with rave reviews and record sales figures with the band again topping the Irish Album Charts and returning to the Billboard World Music Charts once again.
The High Kings promise a joyous trip down Memory Lane, to the music and song of yesteryear, this time performed in a contemporary style and arrangement which still remains true to the original.