The Strand Theatre, 8pm, Friday May 31st, 2019
Tickets on sale May 1st, 2019
€30 (+booking fee) from The Strand Theatre, Tel: 051 645050 or online at Strand Theatre Website
The High Kings are returning to the Clancy Brothers Festival for another storming concert in the Strand Theatre.
The four group members, Finbarr Clancy, (son of Bobby Clancy), Brian Dunphy, and Darren Holden come from accomplished musical pedigrees. Since they formed in 2008 they have sold out thousands of shows in Ireland, Europe and the USA, and made numerous television appearances.
This show, with traditional and contemporary twists and high energy performances will have you singing along and stepping it out in style!
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 reached 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’ 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 Decade World Tour promises 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. Here’s to the next ten years . . . Here’s to The High Kings…