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Just visited the iconic Red Rocks amphitheatre in Colorado.
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Red rocks is beautiful. My grandparents live not far away from there during the summer. 
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From the Archives: As the High Kings are heading off to the US for the first of the summer festivals, this weekend four years ago they were the first Irish folk group to perform at Oxegen. They were on the Hotpress stage and got a huge reception from the 4,000 strong crowd.
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We have just sent put the latest edition of the official Darren Holden newsletter and they should be hitting your inbox about now. If you're not signed up and would like to subscribe, click below and get a link to this edition with your subscription confirmation.
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Wishing my USA family and friends a very Happy 4th of July! Have a good one.
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Happy 4th of July!
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We are delighted to see that we have now passed 200,000 views on Darren's official website. Thanks for your continued support!
If you haven't checked it out yet, why not drop by and browse the pages which have all the latest news and also cover all aspects of Darren's career, both solo and with the High Kings.
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Totally overwhelmed by the welcome home to Mooncoin today from the teachers, pupils and committee of Lourdes boys school. Great to see so many familiar faces and friends/family and brilliant to hear the kids singing High Kings songs that had been carefully practiced not to mention the "Welcome Home Darren" banners that were just the icing on the cake!
A credit to all involved.
They even dug out the enrolment book that had my name in it to show me!
One to remember for a long time.
Thanks to everyone for making today very very special and congrats again to the school on their award for Energy Awareness.
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Update from HK HQ in Colorado
"Waking up to Colorado sunshine!! Long travel day for everyone yesterday but thanks to a few really helpful folks we had a peaceful and a happy one!! Really looking forward to the show this evening in Littleton CO at the COLORADO IRISH FESTIVAL - showtime is 530pm, the event kicks off today at 11am - please share with your Denver and CO based friends and family!!"
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Denver bound via Chicago.
2 weeks Stateside kicking off.
Who's coming out to see us?
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Today's Munster Express carries Full page coverage of The recent Flag raising ceremony at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, my first school in Mooncoin. Great day. Great memories.
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Munster Express!
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Happy birthday to the legendary genius and Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson .
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  • The High Kings
    Vocalist/Musician, 2007 - present
  • Movin' Out
    Lead vocalist/Pianoman, 2003 - 2007
    Performed over 1500 shows of as the Pianoman in the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out on Broadway and tours of the US, Canada and Japan.
  • Riverdance
    Lead vocalist, 2000 - 2003
    Performed as lead vocalist in Riverdance on Broadway and tours of the US.
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Singer/Songwriter and musician, currently a member of Ireland's top folk group The High Kings
Introduction
Darren is a prolific songwriter with exceptional vocal talents. His early solo career saw him support many artists. He's had top ten hits in Ireland, and released 3 solo albums. His second, Live & Learn, had 3 top 30 US airplay hits seeing him nominated as Best Country Male Artist. The latest album Roadworks has a fine blend of ballads with rockier songs. Darren starred on Broadway, extensively touring the US, playing both the lead vocalist in Riverdance, and the lead vocalist/pianist in the Billy Joel musical Movin Out. He’s done more than 500 American Primetime TV appearances. He has regularly performed with The New York State of Mind band featuring The Billy Joel band with Darren on piano and lead vocals. His rendition of the US National Anthem made him a popular choice for sports events and he’s performed for an estimated 1.5 million people. He’s also performed for President and Mrs. Bush, and other dignitaries. In June 2007, Darren joined The High Kings. Their debut album and live DVD were very successful both sides of the Atlantic, achieving platinum status in Ireland. They released their second album, Memory Lane in February 2010 which also went platinum.

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Worked on Broadway and on US national tours both as lead vocalist in Riverdance and lead 'Pianoman' on the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out. Performed twice at the Whitehouse at the invitation of two different presidents. The first as a solo performer at the 2004 Christmas Pageant for President and Mrs Bush. The second time at the personal invitation of President Obama with The High Kings as part of the 2012 official St Patrick's Day reception.
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New York - Dublin - Kilkenny