The High Kings

The High Kings

The High Kings are; Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden.

Each comes with a highly accomplished musical pedigree from a childhood growing up with Ireland’s finest troubadours and musicians.

Finbarr Clancy played with his father Bobby, and uncles Paddy and Liam, as part of The Clancy Brothers. Brian Dunphy, son of Irish sixties hitmaker Sean Dunphy, was one third of the Three Tenors. Like Darren Holden he toured globally with Riverdance The Show while Martin Furey was raised by folk royalty in the house of Finbar Furey.

Since first supporting Celtic Woman in 2008, The High Kings have sold out hundreds of their own headline shows across Ireland, Germany and the USA. Every one of their studio albums has been a Top 3 hit on the Billboard World Music Chart, two of them going platinum and their live show was television special on PBS across the States. Other career highlights include performing at The White House in Washington DC and London’s Trafalgar Square.

The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists by playing 13 instruments between them bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites.

They are a phenomenal live band, serving up laughter and good times in a show they describe as “folk’n’roll”. Their reputation is such, that of the five biggest Irish festivals in the USA this year, The High Kings are a headline act at all five. They also consistently sell-out theatre shows and their next available booking for St Patricks Day is 2020.

The High Kings (2008) #2 US / #7 IRL
Memory Lane (2011) #3 US / #5 IRL
Friends for Life (2014) #3 US / 5 IRL

Current CD/DVD:
Four Friends Live (2015)

Listen to a five minute sampler of the High Kings five most streamed songs on Spotify;

1 – Rocky Road to Dublin
2 – The Parting Glass
3 – Galway Girl
4 – Johnny Leave Her
5 – Irish Pub Song



Upcoming Shows

The High Kings at Oude Kerk Scheveningen (November 29, 2017)
The Hague, Netherlands
The High Kings at De Warande (November 30, 2017)
Turnhout, Belgium
The High Kings at Vicar Street (December 10, 2017)
Dublin, Ireland
The High Kings at Landmark Hotel (January 5, 2018)
Co. Leitrim, Ireland
The High Kings at Black Box (January 13, 2018)
Galway, Ireland
The High Kings at Musikzentrum (February 1, 2018)
Hannover, Germany
The High Kings at Kulturzentrum Tollhaus E.V. (February 3, 2018)
Karlsruhe, Germany
The High Kings at Gloria Theater (February 4, 2018)
Cologne, Germany
The High Kings at Colos-Saal (February 5, 2018)
Aschaffenburg, Germany
The High Kings at Ampere / Muffatwerk (February 6, 2018)
Munich, Germany
The High Kings at Zeche Carl (February 8, 2018)
Essen, Germany
The High Kings at Kulturetage (February 9, 2018)
Oldenburg, Germany
The High Kings at Knust (February 11, 2018)
Hamburg, Germany
The High Kings at Lido (February 12, 2018)
Berlin, Germany
The High Kings at Werk 2 - Halle D (February 13, 2018)
Leipzig, Germany
The High Kings at Birchmere (March 18, 2018)
Alexandria, VA, US