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The High Kings
Dublin's immesely popular High Kings are a traditional folk group who are among a wave of modern acts bringing classic Celtic songs into the 21st century.
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The High Kings are a traditional folk group who are among a wave of modern acts bringing classic Celtic songs into the 21st century. They can truly claim to represent the next generation of Irish music as three of their members are the sons of famous fathers. Finbarr Clancy’s father, Bobby was a member of the legendary Clancy Brothers, Martin Furey’s father Finbarr is famous for his time in the Fureys, and Brian Dunphy’s father, Sean, once represented Ireland in the Eurovision song contest. Following the death of his uncle, Liam Clancy, Finbarr said that while it felt like the end of an era for Irish music, The High Kings were determined to carry on the tradition. He also admitted that they had big shoes to fill. The High Kings are named after the legendary rulers of ancient Ireland The final member of the band, Darren Holden, is a successful Broadway star. He played Billy Joel in the Pianoman in the hit musical, Moving Out. He toured with the show for three years before joining The High Kings. As well as being a leading vocal group, they are also accomplished musicians, playing 13 different instruments between them.

  
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