Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Mooncoin, Merry Christmas, and More....

Christmas Message From Darren

Darren Goes Home to Mooncoin

“Very humbled by the hometown support for tomorrow night. Looking forward to going home and having a great show!” #mooncoingaa #highkings

Darren 'hurling through Kilkenny' as the lads are followed from backstage at Mooncoin GAA and he's welcomed home. #homegig #decadetour

Darren with a very special and emotional performance of 'Rose of Mooncoin', for the people of Mooncoin, during the High Kings show at Mooncoin GAA . This was the opening show of the High Kings Decade Tour 8th December 2017. 
Thanks to Trystan Russell for recording and sharing the video.

Oh Maggie

The High Kings: "Live from Mooncoin, 'Brennan on the Moor' & 'The Town I Love So Well'."

Darren has a heartfelt message for the people of his home village of Mooncoin, following the High Kings show at Mooncoin GAA 8th December 2017. The perfect way to open the 10th Anniversary tour, Darren's first time performing in his home village in over 20 years. What a night it was!

Photos copyright Joe Cashin Photography

Christmas with Darren and the High Kings

A couple of original songs written by Darren with his friend from the Movin’ Out band, Bryan Steele.

Driving Home For Christmas

The song was originally recorded, along with Santa Claus is Coming to Town, for the Celtic Woman Christmas album back in 2008.

Driving Home For Christmas is now available to buy and download from iTunes

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Decade Irish Tour

The Decade Irish Tour kicked off in Mooncoin, but they've already got a few more dates under their belt before pausing for a short break over Christmas.


The High Kings: “T-minus one minute til Showtime. #thekingdom #decadetour”

Black Velvet Band Live from INEC Killarney

"INEC to Dublin"

Vicar Street - Dublin

"Vicar St. One of the great nights in the High Kings history. Literally thought the place would explode with the volume from you guys. Absolutely incredible crowd. Another unforgettable show from the opening weekend of the "Decade" tour. Very humbled by the standing ovation for "Town". Always great to have family and friends in."

The High Kings: “Just one of the many highlights from our Vicar Street show last weekend. Great start to our #decadetour.”


Listen to Darren and the lads in the Ocean FM studios with Pauric Byrne this afternoon. There's a lovely little 'White Christmas' intro and a short interview with performances of Rocky Road to Dublin and Marie's Wedding

The Auld Triangle

"Letterkenny! Another sold out fantastic audience tonight. Thanks for coming out to spend your Friday night with us.
Loving our new stage gear"


"Sunday dinner with Santy."

"Thanks Cookstown! 2 great nights at the Burnavon Theatre. See ya next year."

Tour Dates

Dates are already starting to fill up the calendar for early next year with tours in Germany, the USA, and a couple of new Vicar Street Dublin shows already announced.

Check out regularly to make sure you don't miss out!

That's all the news from us in 2017! We'll be back in the new year as the Irish Tour continues after the Christmas break up in the north.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Thank you for your continued support.

Darren & the DH Team

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