‘Decade – The Best of the High Kings’ Released 3 November

Marking ten years of great music, The High Kings release ‘Decade – The Best of The High Kings’ on 3rd November. Decade features fan favourites such as Rocky Road to Dublin, Marie’s Wedding and Spancil Hill as well as 5 brand new recordings.

Ten years ago, The High Kings’ concert was broadcast on PBS stations across America and launched the band onto the music scene overnight.

Their self-titled debut album quickly followed and reached an impressive No 2 in Billboard’s World Music Chart. Within months the four members– Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden – had clicked as a creative unit as well as friends and knew that they were embarking on something special.

Ten years later, The High Kings have achieved what many had thought improbable, if not impossible: moving the Irish ballad tradition into the here and now.

While Martin has sadly left the band, we are delighted to announce that Irish folk singer George Murphy will be joining The High Kings as a special guest on their forthcoming shows.

George has a remarkable, unmistakable powerhouse of a voice; his familiar yet unique and magnetic tone is clear from the first note he sings.

Celtic Collections label CEO Janine Nallen said “George is an exceptional singer and a genuine folk talent – we are delighted to have him join The High Kings for this next chapter”.

“For a 17-year-old to possess such a wildly evocative Dublin howl is extraordinary to the point of being unbelievable.” Hot Press

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.

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Pre-order The High Kings new album ‘Decade’ on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/decade-best-of-the-high-kings/id1288554123&app=itunes

TRACKLISTING

1           The Rocky Road to Dublin

2           Spancil Hill

3           The Fields Of Athenry

4           The Rising Of The Moon

5           Hand Me Down My Bible

6           Rare Auld Times

7           Four Green Fields

8           The Lonesome Boatman

9           Homeland

10         Marie’s Wedding

11         The Green Fields of France

12         The Black Velvet Band

13         Irish Pub Song

14         Red Is The Rose

15         Grace

16         Friends For Life

17         The Town I Loved So Well

18         The Parting Glass

The High Kings 10th Anniversary world tour follows their new album release, beginning in Ireland in December:

TOUR DATES

8th December Mooncoin GAA Complex, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny
9th December  INEC, Killarney, Co Kerry
10th December Vicar Street, Dublin, Co Dublin
16th December  Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
15th December An Grianan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
17th December  Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
27th December  Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, Co Monaghan
28th December  Market Place Theatre, Armagh, Co Armagh
29th December  Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
30th December  Ulster Hall, Belfast, Co Antrim
1st January  Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary
4th January  Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co Armagh
5th January  Landmark Hotel, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim
6th January  Millennium Forum, Derry, Co Derry
7th January  Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Co Down
12th January  National Opera House, Wexford, Co Wexford
13th January  Black Box, Galway, Co Galway
19th January  Venue TBC, Ballina, Co Mayo
20th January  TLT Theatre, Dundalk, Co Louth
25th January  Opera House, Cork, Co Cork
26th January  Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath
27th January  University Concert hall, Limerick, Co Limerick

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