As part of their ‘DECADE’ tour, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, The High Kings are bringing their live show to the Radisson Blu in Athlone on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
The dates will feature new member George Murphy, who was drafted into the band late in 2017 following the departure of original High King, Martin Furey.
The November release of DECADE - Best of The High Kings has been greeted with record sales on both sides of the Atlantic, entering the Irish Independent Album Chart at numer one and staying there for three weeks and earning a very credible debut chart position in the Billboard World Music chart at number 15.
The new live show will showcase fan favourites from The High Kings extensive catalogue from the past ten years and will feature some new additions too.
Speaking from High Kings HQ in Dublin, Finbarr Clancy today commented, “after ten years with The High Kings, we are delighted to say we have achieved what we set out to do back in 2007. We have moved the Irish ballad tradition to the here and now, and we are deeply honoured to become the bearers of the torch which has been borne with such power and dignity over the past half century by The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners.”
The High Kings are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music. This story is sure to evolve over the coming decade!