The High Kings | a premier music venue in downtown Fort Collins

The High Kings

Wednesday, October 20
Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm
$25

ATTENTION:

The High Kings show that was rescheduled for March 30th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for October 20th, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/2/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or the Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for The High Kings and Washington’s and we will see you all soon!

The High Kings

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member Paul O’ Brien. The High Kings formed in June 2007 when Brian, Darren, Finbarr and former member Martin Furey were asked to join a brand new Irish ballad group by David Kavanagh after he had noticed a gap in the market for a band specialising in traditional Irish music.

 

It didn’t take long during there first studio rehearsal for them to realise that the way their individual voices blended together, that they were onto something special. The High Kings play 13 instruments between them creating the unique sound and atmosphere that they still showcase to this day. This was confirmed when their self-titled debut album reached number 2 on the world Billboard Music chart. In March 2009 The High Kings played 5 consecutive sold out shows to a packed audience in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.

 

 

The High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, and Darren Holden. By June 2016, the group had released four studio albums, two live albums, and two live DVDs. Their first three studio albums appeared at number three or higher on the Billboard world music chart, the first two went platinum in Ireland, and all of their albums charted in Ireland. After the release of their first album, the new group moved from a highly staged format to a more natural performance style. Their third album "Friends for Life" contains both traditional Irish songs, as well as some original songs. Since the inception of the band, The High Kings has toured Ireland, the United States, and Europe on multiple occasions. Although they sing mostly traditional Irish songs, they are known to sing arrangements of songs from other genres as well.