Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The High Kings on Regis & Kelly for St. Patrick's Day
Fans of modern-day Irish music are likely already familiar with The High Kings. The Irish folk ensemble, which features Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden, offers up stunning folk-flavored Celtic classics that showcase their wonderful voices and winning skills as virtuoso multi-instrumentalists. I've had a chance to listen to a stream of the band's just-released 'Memory Lane' and it's fantastic. From the beautiful and haunting "The Fields of Athenry" to the galloping sing-a-long "On the One Road" and deservedly-popular "Whiskey in a Jar," no need to wait until St. Patrick's Day to play this fine collection.
THE HIGH KINGS TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH A PERFORMANCE ON 'LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY'
US TOUR CONTINUES AMIDST APPEARANCES ON MULTIPLE NPR SHOWS
New Album 'Memory Lane' arrived in stores on Tuesday, March 8
New York, NY (March 8, 2011) --- Young, vibrant Irish band The High Kings, voted Ireland's Best Folk Band, are back in the US on a rousing 'folk n roll' tour in support of their new album Memory Lane (available March 8). The Irish balladeers will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Live with Regis and Kelly with a performance of the classic "Finnegan's Wake” - an exclusive Amazon Mp3 album bonus track.
While on tour, The High Kings are being profiled on a number of NPR programs including national radio show “Here & Now,” “Performance Place” and “Around Cincinnati,” among others. They will also perform live on the FoxNews.com’s Strategy Room, tape an interview with PBS television show “On Canvas,” and stop by the XM Sirius studios in NYC for interviews with several programs.
The High Kings have been delighting audiences around the world since their award-winning 2008 self-titled debut, which reached #2 on Billboard magazine’s world music chart. Embraced by the likes of NPR and PBS here in the states, the band’s incredible live performances feature as many as 13 instruments alongside flawless harmonies.