Friday, 3 April 2015

Germany, UK, RTE Radio and more....

Ireland's Own

“Ireland's Own St Patricks Day Annual 2015.
Was surprised to hear about this as I never gave an interview, but a nice piece nonetheless.”

From the Archives
"Throwback Thursday.
Tinkling the ivories on Beale Street in Memphis 2003" #TBT
"Japanese "Movin' Out" tour program. Tokyo"

RTE Radio 1 with Sean O'Rourke

“Tune in to RTE Radio 1 at 10am when we will be performing and chatting live with Sean O' Rourke from Collins Barracks and the National Museum.”
“We are 2 songs in and one more to go on RTE Radio 1, live from Collins barracks.”

Listen to their performances of Follow Me Up To Carlow, Rising of the Moon, McAlpines Fusiliers, and Boolavogue. CLICK HERE
German Tour Round Up


HKHQ - “Thank you STUTTGART!!! Thanks to all the good people who came out to see us tonight! Great start to the show!”

“Thank you Stuttgart! Great opening night.”
German review of Stuttgart show, with a gallery of 11 photos from the show.

“Tonight's sold out Frankfurter Hof in Mainz.”

“Thank You Mainz. Amazing crowd and great show!
On to Munich.”
 Photos copyright Thomas Loffel


“Munich! What a crowd. What a show. The Irish took over tonight. While we were thumping it out to a packed house, Kodaline were right next door doing their thing to another full house.
On to Berlin for a day off tomorrow!”


“In memory of Leonard Nimoy, tonight's show intro in Berlin.”


Photos copyright Thomas Loffel


“If I could somehow single out one thing from tonight's great show in Leipzig, it's the incredible audience roaring the words to "Oh Maggie" at the top of their lungs. Totally bowled me over that something I wrote in my kitchen could travel so far and come back to me with such a bang!
Royalties are on their way Mam (Maggie)”


“What an audience tonight at The Capitol Theatre in Hannover. Incredible enthusiasm from start to end. Very grateful to our German fan's for the huge welcome they are giving us this year!
Also, to German National Radio for playing HK music.”

Photos copyright Anja Mueller


“Bochum. Are you ready?!”

“Bochum! What a show. Pure fun all the way.
Final night of a truly great German leg of the tour tomorrow night. The Big one.

Photos copyright Anja Mueller

Photos copyright Diana Sondermann



“A packed Gloria Theatre Cologne. Are you ready!”


“Cologne. No words are efficient to describe tonight.
By far the largest and loudest indoor audience we have had in your lovely country.
Still buzzing. Thanks for the incredible welcome and giving us 2 hours of pure fun.
This HK train keeps rolling and picking up speed.
There's more to come.
See you in the summer Germany!”
 Photos copyright Anja Mueller

Album of photos from the German Tour on Darren’s Official Facebook Page

 UK Tour Round Up


The High Kings kicked off their UK tour at Oran Mor in Glasgow. When they were in Glasgow back in November 2013 this happened!!

Great show to kick off the UK tour in Glasgow. Here are the lads after the show!

Photos copyright Carol Billett

“Sheffield! That was off the scale.
Absolutely loudest audience for ages. Loved it.
Thanks for the fantastic welcome and for showing us what a great spirit
there is in your city!”


“London. Absolutely off the scale! What a crowd. Amazing. Our loudest UK show to date. Huge thanks for making it so memorable and so grateful that our own original songs are finally making their mark in a big way.
We won't forget this one in a hurry.”

Photos copyright Carol Billett

Milton Keynes

“Milton Keynes!
Wow and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such an incredible welcome!
What a night.”


“Thanks up a super sold out Bromsgrove crowd at the Artrix Theatre tonight.
Really enjoyed the buzz.
One more to go before we head home.
Tomorrow. St Patrick's Day.

Photos copyright Carol Billett


“What a venue to end the tour!
The Lowry Theatre. Manchester.
Yes that is Brian behind me!”

“Manchester! Thank you so much for an incredible final night of a great tour.
Full house! Mad ferrit!!
What a send off.
So many highlights on the German and UK dates but it's the ever increasing audiences that blew us away this time.
We will be back!”

Photos copyright Carol Billett

Album of photos from the UK Tour on Darren’s Official Facebook Page

2015 Tour Dates
Ireland Dates

HKHQ Update - “Due to the huge demand for tickets in December and January we are delighted to announce 8 shows in Ireland in April 2015, all shows are now on sale, Kilronan Castle and Kilmore Hotel tickets are available locally and all others are available through - thanks for the great support recently folks, we can't do any of this without you!”
HKHQ Update “We are delighted to announce this one-off show in July.”

UK Dates
HKHQ Update - “Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! As promised we have a major announcement this morning for our UK fans who have come out in great numbers recently. Here are SIX NEW SHOWS in November in the UK”
America Dates
HKHQ Update – “Here are the first US dates to be announced folks! There will be many more shows in September and October announced once we have them all together!!”
CLICK HERE for all confirmed dates, venues and ticket links worldwide.
Other Updates From Darren......

“Great to see our buddy Derek Ryan today at the outdoor festival in Newry. The kiddies got to meet Hometown backstage too.
Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to watch us.”


“I first saw Henry Shefflin play when Michelle and I attended the Leinster Senior hurling semi final between Kilkenny and Laois in Croker on a scorching hot afternoon in June 1999. His impact was immediate and by the end of the game he had won thousands of supporters over with ease.
In the intervening 16 years he has become much more than the greatest hurler we've ever seen. Warrior, soldier, saviour and hero are words I would've used to describe him and what he achieved for our county.
The drawn 2012 final when he singlehandedly saved the day will never be forgotten.
Humble and grateful in all his glory, a true role model for aspiring sportsmen and women everywhere.
Make no mistake, his likes we will never see again.
He steps away on his own terms, an All Ireland Champion with club and county.
We are grateful, thankful and blessed to come from the same place as the great man.
Thanks Henry, for enriching our lives for so many summers and providing sporting memories made of gold.
Long Live the King.”

That's all the news for now, we hope you have enjoyed catching up on recent events.
We will be back with more news as soon as we have it!

Thanks for your continued support!

Darren and the DH Team


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