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The High Kings

high-kingsThe High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008 by Celtic Woman manager Dave Kavanagh. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. By February 2015, the group had released three studio albums, two live albums, and two live DVDs. All of their studio albums appeared at number three or higher on the Billboard world music chart, the first two went platinum in Ireland, and all their albums charted in Ireland.

After the release of their first album, the new group moved from a highly staged format to a more natural performance style. Since the inception of the band, The High Kings has toured Ireland, the United States, and Europe on multiple occasions. Together they play thirteen instruments during their performances. The group’s motto is “Folk ‘n Roll,” and their singing is especially noted for its close harmonies. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

This is one of my favorite Celtic/Irish groups. They just happened to open for Celtic Woman when we saw them in Salt Lake and we were smitten! They reminded me a lot of The Irish Rovers who were popular in the ’60’s. This song is one of their traditional ballads, but they can get pretty rowdy on stage, and the audience loves them! If you like Celtic music, you’re bound to like these guys.