For centuries, Ireland was ruled by High Kings. As their reign came to an end, their deeds and stories merged into the world of legend and myth and the High Kings of Ireland were no more except in story, music and song. Until now. Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden, renowned vocalists and musicians, have come together to create the most exciting Irish ballad group to emerge since the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem electrified the worldwide folk revival of the 1960s.
The outstanding four-part vocal harmonies are backed by a band which includes world-class musicians: Martin O'Connor on accordion, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, Dave Keery and Ewan Cowley on guitar, Paul Moore on double bass and master percussionist Robbie Harris, who performs a modern, contemporary dance off with the spectacular Irish dancer, Mick Donegan, formerly of Riverdance. Incorporating some of the classic ballad repertoire from the past with new and exciting modern songs in the folk idiom, the High Kings is not to be missed.
The High Kings will play the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Thursday November 6, tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from the Royal Theatre Box Office on 0818 300000. Tickets are €30 including booking fee, other service charges may apply. For further information please check the Royal Theatre website on www.royaltheatre.ie, or www.ticketmaster.ie