Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New York, Dublin, RTE, and More..

Sony Showcase - New York City

“On plane about to take off for New York where we will be performing a special acoustic set at the Irish Consulate, and later at the Mc Kittrick Hotel.”

“New York City!! As always, you never let me down. Great night in Manhattan with a warm, loud and totally fun crowd. So many friends at the show tonight. Great to see everyone. Huge thanks to everyone for coming to the show.”

The following photos and video are courtesy and copyright of Margaret Cowen

Playlist of videos from the Kitterick Hotel Show

Irish World Interview

Darren and Martin were interviewed by UK Irish newspaper Irish World before the High Kings 'Friends For Life UK Tour.

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Bord Gais Theatre Dublin

“Dublin Billboard Advertising for next week's opening night of the new tour at The BGET.”

“Rehearsals complete for the new tour kicking off tomorrow night here in Dublin at the BGET. Who's coming to see us around Ireland on this tour?”

“Tonight we kick off the brand new High Kings Irish Tour at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin.
Should be a great night.
See you all there.”

"Sound check"

“Just met up with my old pal Edele from Bewitched backstage. Must be at least 17 years since we shared a stage together. Time flies.”

“What an amazing opening night to the tour. Incredible. Loudest crowd in ages and a total blast from start to finish.
Thanks Dublin!!”

John Murray Show RTE Radio 1

“The High Kings will be live on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow morning with John Murray at 9am.”

The High Kings on RTE Radio 1 with John Murray. Following an announcement that the Monty Python show had sold out is seconds, they began by looking on the bright side of life! The songs, Friends For Life and Leave Her Johnny have been edited due to the download option of file. Enjoy!


The High Kings sing for RTÉ TEN

The High Kings give an amusing interview and perform Leave Her Johnny, for RTE TEN. Watch them both here!


Irish Consulate Performance

The High Kings performing at the Irish Consulate 1 November 2013 to announce the Honorable Jack Ahern as the Grand Marshall for the 2014 St Patrick's Day Parade. Photographs copyright of James Higgins and Dominick Totino Photography

Cliff Richard

“Michelle and I had the honour of meeting and chatting with Sir Cliff Richard on Friday. An absolute gentleman and legend.” 

Irish Music Magazine

“Irish Music Magazine article.”

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Darren on WLR FM

“Hey folks. Tune in to the legendary Geoff Harris on WLR FM around 2.15pm today. I will be chatting to him in advance of The High Kings concert tonight at The Theatre Royal in Waterford.”

Listen to Darren chatting to Geoff Harris on WLR FM ahead of the show at Waterford's Theatre Royal that night.


TG4 – Geantrai Na Nollaig

“Tomorrow The High Kings are Offaly bound to film "Geantrai Na Nollaig" for TG4 in the beautiful surroundings of Kinnitty Castle. The show will be broadcast on Christmas Night and will also feature some other well know folk and trad artists. Should be fun.”

“Tonight's venue for Christmas TG4 taping. Kinnitty Castle.”

“Brilliant night in Kinnitty Castle taping TG 4 Christmas special.
Met up with some great friends, Martin O' Connor, Donal Lunny, John John Spillane.
The show will be broadcast on Christmas Night.”

HK Irish Tour hits the road

“This Sunday Night The High Kings will return to The Theatre Royal Waterford. Always a great night and brilliant crowd. Looking forward to being back in the aul' stomping ground.”

“Waterford!! What a night! Full house at The Theatre Royal. Rockin' from start to end. Great to see all my family and old friends and really nice to see the big turnout from the Mooncoin crowd!
'Oh Maggie' Holden had a blast!!
Thanks to everyone once again.
Back in Dublin and Zzzzzzz.....time”

The High Kings announced – “The High Kings are performing a very special 1 hour set at the Button Factory this coming Friday at 1pm. It's all part of Fiver Friday and in aid of The Simon Community. Tickets are......A FIVER.”

Button Factory photos courtesy and copyright Anja Muller

“On route to University Concert Hall in Limerick on a rainy Friday evening.”

“Limerick you are indeed a lady!!
What a fantastic crowd and totally there to party!
Brilliant night. Thanks to everyone for coming out in such huge numbers.”

Other Updates from Darren...

“50 years ago today The Beatles came to Dublin.
Time Machine please!”

“Love, Hope and Healing to the people of The Philippines. They need it. So tragic.”

“Monday workout done. Now I'm going home to cry....#damnthathurt”

“Still Top 20 after 7 weeks.”

“4 miles done at gym. Feet up tonight to kick off season 3 of Love Hate. Yes, I know I'm behind but we will be up to speed by the weekend!”

“One of my favourite nights ever playing The Library at Lillies Bordello. Unreal buzz. Great and very loud crowd. Great to see so many musicians in tonight. Plus to the wild ladies from the Hen party ......WOW!!
Good times.”

“Sending prayers and sympathy to all those affected by the terrible tornados and storms in the USA.”

“JFK. 50”

“Kilkenny wins top award for best large tourism town led by Kilkenny Tourism and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful. Congrats to everyone involved! Great achievement.”

"’Friends for Life’ is back up 2 places to 23 in this weeks album chart. 10 weeks in the Top 30! Yay
Thanks to everyone who is buying the album and keeping us there.”

“Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. The world is a lesser place immediately.”

“Nothing like a night of enjoyable mayhem in Lillies. Great crowd. Great fun. Nuts in a festive kinda way!”

“John Lennon. Legend. 33 Years gone today.”

That's all the news for now, we'll be back with more news as we have it!

Thanks for your continued support

Darren and the DH Team

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