The High Kings Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and, the 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. The tour commences in Dunmanway on 26th October and sees them play Kenmare, Donegal, Armagh, Belfast, Omagh, Letterkenny, Monaghan, Carlow, Killenard, Enniskillen, Ballina, Cavan, Abbeyshrule, Limerick, Wexford Opera House, Cork Opera House, Carrick-on-Shannon, Vicar St., Derry, Athlone, Leisureland Galway before finishing the tour in I.N.E.C., Killarney on 7th February. Tickets for these dates go on sale this Friday 6th Sept at 9 am.
Over the past 12 years, The High Kings have released 4 studio albums, 2 live albums and 2 DVDs. In 2017 they released a compilation album ‘Decade’ which celebrated 10 amazingly successful years together and also included 5 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 2 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 8 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.
Sat 26th Oct The Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway
Sun 27th Oct Kenmare GAA Club, Kenmare
Sun 1st Dec Termon Complex, Pettigo, Donegal
Thurs 12th Dec: Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Fri 13thDec: Ulster Hall, Belfast
Sat 14th Dec: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Sat 21st Dec: An Grianan, Letterkenny
Fri 27th Dec: Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan
Sat 28th Dec: Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
Wed 1st Jan: Heritage Hotel, Killenard
Thurs 2nd Jan: Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen
Sat 4th Jan: Great National Hotel, Ballina
Fri 10th Jan: Hotel Kilmore, Cavan
Sat 11th Jan: Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule
Fri 17th Jan: University Concert Hall, Limerick
Sat 18th Jan: Wexford Opera House
Fri 24th Jan: Cork Opera House
Sat 25th Jan: Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon
Sun 26th Jan: Vicar St., Dublin
Wed 29th Jan: Millennium Forum, Derry
Fri 31st Jan: Radisson Hotel, Athlone
Sat 1st Feb: Leisureland, Galway
Fri 7th Feb: I.N.E.C., Killarney