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Glastonbury. Unreal. Amazing experience.
Thanks to the BBC for sharing this performance of our brand new single
'Hand me down my Bible'.
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Listen to the High Kings chatting and performing a Hand Me Down My Bible and Red Is The Rose with Cerys Matthews on BBC 6 Music, live from Glastonbury.
https://app.box.com/s/ax4nqeet1529bp16t9ao257c4xxhssvh
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Ready for Glastonbury! Bring it on.
Folk 'n' Roll 'n' Wellies!
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Ireland Fund Literary Awards. Mansion House. ‪#‎highkings‬
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The High Kings performing Goodnight Irene in Maynooth back in April.
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RTE spying on my Twitter page 😊
The Corrs lit up the main stage of the Isle of Wight festival on Saturday, performing an energetic set that got the...
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Can honestly say that today will be one off the bucket list when we will play this monster behind me, currently inhabited by Queen's roadcrew.
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The joys of it! Glastonbury, complete with up to your neck muck fest. Great buzz here. Trying to find a screen. Now to watch the game. COYBIG!
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'Hand Me Down My Bible' is the second radio single from Grace & Glory and is released today. You can request the song by contacting the following Presenters and DJ's, beginning with RTE Radio 1, our national broadcaster. Just ping them an email and ask them to play the song for yourself or your loved ones!
Shay Byrne, Risin' Time - shay@rte.ie
Ryan Tubridy - ryan@rte.ie
Today with Sean O'Rourke - todaysor@rte.ie
Ronan Collins Show - ronan.collins@rte.ie
The John Creedon Show - creedon@rte.ie
Ray Darcy - ray@rte.ie
Late Date - latedate@rte.ie
Marian Finucane - marian@rte.ie
Arena - arena@rte.ie
Weekend On 1 - weekend@rte.ie
Mornings with Dave Fanning - davefanning@rte.ie
We really appreciate your support in this campaign - feel free to request as often as you like, from anywhere in the world!! Regional Radio request info after the weekend!! Please feel free to share with all your friends of great music!
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The High Kings performing 'Oh Maggie' at the Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth.
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The gifted Henry Mcullough passed away today. One of the many songs he graced with his genius was 'My Love' by Wings. A fantastic song became even more sublime by his achingly beautiful guitar solo.
When Paul Mcartney dedicated it to him at his Dublin show in 2010, it was quite a thrill to be sitting 3 seats away from Henry.
RIP.
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Wrapping up an amazing weekend at The Isle of Wight Festival. Incredible memories. One of the gigs to remember today. Brilliant crowd. Thanks to John Giddings for inviting us again.
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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