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The High Kings Grace & Glory Tour 2017

Infinity Norfolk

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Fri, September 29, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $34 - $49

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GENRE

Celtic / Folk
The High Kings Grace & Glory Tour 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, we are bringing The High Kings back to Infinity Hall Norfolk! If you, or anyone you know was there last time, you remembered the incredible show followed by the standing ovation.  The High Kings have platinum selling records and high-energy live show that is teeming with all of your favorite traditional Celtic songs!!  Formed in Dublin in 2008 by Celtic Woman manager Dave Kavanagh, the band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Together, these four gents have been bringing audiences all over the world to their feet!!

The High Kings

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Artist Bio

The High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008 by Celtic Woman manager Dave Kavanagh. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. By February 2014, the group had released three studio albums, one live album, and one DVD. All of their studio albums appeared at number three or higher on the Billboard world music chart and a couple have gone platinum.

After the release of their first album, the new group moved from a highly staged format to a more natural performance style. Since the inception of the band, The High Kings has toured Ireland, the United States, and Europe on multiple occasions. Together they play thirteen instruments during their performances. The group's motto is "Folk 'n Roll," and their singing is especially noted for its close harmonies.

Members

Finbarr Clancy toured the United States and Ireland in the 1990s with the Clancy Brothers, one of the most successful folk groups in Irish traditional music. He sang and played electric bass and flute with the group, which consisted at the time of Finbarr's father, Bobby Clancy, his uncles Paddy Clancy and Liam Clancy, and his cousin, singer-songwriter Robbie O'Connell. As part of this group, Finbarr appeared in the Clancy Brothers' filmed Farewell to Ireland performance in 1996, which has since been released on DVD. He also performed on three albums with this father. He usually plays the guitar and sometimes the banjo with The High Kings.

Brian Dunphy got his first break as a performer in Riverdance: The Show. After two years as part of Riverdance, he became a member of The Three Irish Tenors. Dunphy had also been a member of the band Druid. He released a solo album entitled, Timeless, as well. Brian is the son of Sean Dunphy, who represented Ireland in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest. He typically plays the bodhrán and guitar with the group.

Martin Furey, son of Irish folk musician Finbar Furey, formed the band Bohinta with his sister Aine in 1992. They had a top ten hit in France with the album Excalibur, featuring Jean Reno as Merlin. Bohinta released two albums, Sessions and Belladonna. Furey released Howl and concentrated exclusively on production and creative writing skills, working with Stuart Bruce (of Feed the World), Paul White (of SOS) and Martin Swan (of Mouth Music). He plays the banjo, bouzouki, guitar, and the modern low whistle, which his father had originally helped to create and develop. His singing style is characterized by frequent use of vocal ornamentation.

Darren Holden starred in Riverdance: The Show on Broadway for eighteen months. He followed this success by appearing in the Broadway musical Movin' Out. Holden played the role of Billy Joel both on Broadway and on a national tour of the United States (January 2004-January 2007), as well as tours of Canada and Japan in 2006. Holden has also released three successful solo albums. Suddenly came out in 1998 and yielded three top 20 singles in Ireland and one top 30 in Finland. Live and Learn was released in the United States in March 2003, garnering three top 40 airplay hits on the country music charts. Roadworks followed in 2006 with success in Japan. It was produced by Bryan Steele and Tommy Byrnes (Stray Cats, Billy Joel). Holden plays the accordion, mandolin, and keyboard with The High Kings.


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