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Thanks to Eddie Rowley for this cool piece in today's Sunday World.
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The High Kings performing Ride On at the Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth, April 2016.
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Galway Bay FM have uploaded a video of the High Kings performing Hand Me Down My Bible live on air from their studio last week. Enjoy!
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The High Kings chatting with Mark Cagney on TV3's Ireland AM. There's a fun 7 minute interview on the sofa talking, songs, the new album, Glastonbury, and Thunderstruck, followed by a great in studio performance of Schooldays Over from their new album Grace and Glory.
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Holy Folk 'n' Roll!!

The High Kings new album 'Grace & Glory' debuted today in the IRMA Irish Top 40 Charts.
- #1 in the independent album charts
- #3 in the National album charts
- highest new entry in the album charts
- highest Irish artist in the album charts

Incredible. Thanks so much to our loyal fans around the world who bought this album. You've given it the royal seal of approval with style.
To our management and PR team Paddy, Kathryn, Dave, Janine, Shane,Chris, Graham all at Celtic Collections.....you guys are the best. We did it boys!
This feels great.
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High Kings live on Galway Bay FM this afternoon. The sound drops out at times, but you can listen to the radio recording here.
https://app.box.com/s/i9s4wf991t53raiabmxwk3fb9a71yxtt
They were also at Shannonside FM this morning, listen here! https://app.box.com/s/rwmoda0irqjbkv2ftm4flw320h9g77ui
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Darren and the lads after the show at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth on the final weekend of the Four Friends Live Tour. Photo copyright Carol Billett.
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Photos from the Grace & Glory Launch at O'Donogues last week.
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First review of "Grace & Glory" from USA.
By Colleen Taylor. How they do it we'll probably never know, but the High Kings have produced yet another extraordinary album. “Grace & Glory,” their recently released fourth studio album, is aptly titled. The four folk singers are bound to feel the glory of this new work because it is wholly, ...
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The High Kings with Finbar Furey
O'Donoghues. Grace & Glory album launch.
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The High Kings have really spoilt everyone with their second Facebook LIve broadcast of the day, this time outside OMG @ Zhivago in Galway. We posted the Galway Bay FM Live link, together with today's radio interview links for Galway Bay FM and Shannonside FM, earlier this evening. Enjoy!
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We are so close to a monumental achievement. We have until midnight tonight!
Grace & Glory.
It's available now!
#getfolktonumber1
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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