Monday, 3 March 2014

Twickenham Memories

The Announcement!

“What a massive honour for The High Kings!

Next Saturday 22nd February, we will sing "Irelands Call" at the International rugby match between Ireland and England at Twickenham. 82,000 people will hear us, and an estimated television audience of 10 million watching!
Come on Ireland!!”

RTE article about the High Kings answering Ireland's Call at Twickenham!


The Build Up

“Hey folks. I will be chatting to my good friend Geoff Harris just after 4pm today on WLR FM, about our appearance at Twickenham this Saturday amongst other things.
You can listen online around the world.”

“Early start. Heading to RTE Radio 1 to do a slot on The John Murray show after 9am.
We will sing " Ireland's Call" and a track from the new album. Tune in and let us know what you think.

“At RTE Radio 1 with Neil Delamere singing Ireland's Call.”

Listen to Darren chatting to Geoff Harris at WLR FM ahead of the High Kings performance of Ireland's Call at Twickenham the following Saturday.


Would you like to just download 'Ireland's Call with our compliments?


“We are going to raise the roof at Twickenham on Saturday with the loudest rendition of 'Ireland's Call' ever! Lend your voice to the campaign and show your support for the Boys in Green! Like/Share/Re-tweet with your friends going to the game! COME ON IRELAND!!!”

“Amazing buzz building ahead of tomorrow’s game and our appearance in Twickenham. Thousands of new followers on the official HK page and literally hundreds of retweets and messages about us leading the cause with "Irelands Call". It's one of the proudest achievements we can imagine and tomorrow we need Ireland to sing with us on a most historic day.
Check out tomorrows "Daily Mail", and this week's Sunday World for a couple of pieces with myself about the occasion.

“Today's Daily Mail.”

Arrival at Twickenham

Update from HK HQ – “We have just arrived in Twickenham and are about to soundcheck Ireland's Call with The Coldstream Guards - looking forward to everyone joining in with us before the game! Like and share and get involved! COME ON IRELAND!!!”

“The excitement levels are rising - time to take to the pitch and soundcheck . .COME ON IRELAND!” 

“Just borrowed Paul O'Connell's runners!”

Game On!

Ireland's Call for the main game

If it is blocked in your country, watch on Darren’s Facebook page.


Ireland’s Call acapella before the woman’s game

Watch on Darren’s Facebook page.


Reflecting on the Day

“Finally sitting down for some food and a beer with the guys after a very long but very rewarding day at Twickenham.
We didn't come away with the right result but we take away fantastic memories that will last a long long time.
To hear over 30,000 Irish fans cheer us on during our performance was nothing short of amazing.
Thanks so much to the RFU for the invitation and to all our fans and followers at home and around the world who were with is every step of the way today.
Very proud of our boys in Green.” 

Listen to and download the audio of both the High Kings performances at Twickenham

Six Nations Match

Woman’s Match acapella version

“Today’s Sunday World newspaper”


Photo memories with audio of both versions of Ireland’s Call sung on the day.

New Dates Announced!

“High Kings tour dates are coming in fast and furious for this year. Hope to see some of you on the road.”

New York City

“New York City, We're coming back!”

McCittrick Hotel

Irish Dates

28th March 2014
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Ireland

26 April 2014
Brian Boru On the Hill
Kilaloe, Ireland

UK Festival

16th March 2014
Irish Forum - Luton Irish Festival
Luton, UK

*This is a free public open air event, no tickets required.


Amsterdam Date

10th April 2014
 Upstairs in Paradiso, Amsterdam

Denmark Tour

21st April 2014
Skive Theatre
Skive, Denmark

22 April 2014
Aalborg, Denmark

23 April 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

24 April 2014
Kolding, Denmark

There are no further dates confirmed at the present time, other than those already announced. We will add more to the Tour Dates page as and when they become available.

Please note, all dates are confirmed on the official High Kings website before we can announce them here. Keep checking there for all the updated information.

Friends For Life US Reviews

Friends For Life was released in the US and Canada on 7th February and debuted at #3 on the Billboard World chart. The album has received some great reviews and you can read some of them here.

CLICK HERE for Parcbench review

CLICK HERE for Irish American News review (page 45)

CLICK HERE for Irish Voice Review

CLICK HERE for Irish Philadelphia Review

We hope you have enjoyed sharing the proud and rewarding day at Twickenham with the High Kings and catching up on the latest tour news.

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

As always, thank you for your continued support

Darren and the DH Team

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