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The High Kings 'Decade - The Best Of'

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  1.  The Rocky Road to Dublin
  2.  Spancil Hill
  3.  The Fields Of Athenry
  4.  The Rising Of The Moon
  5.  Hand Me Down My Bible
  6.  Rare Auld Times (new)
  7.  Four Green Fields (new)
  8.  The Lonesome Boatman (new)
  9.  Homeland (new)
  10.  Marie's Wedding
  11.  The Green Fields of France
  12.  The Black Velvet Band
  13.  Irish Pub Song
  14.  Red Is The Rose
  15.  Grace
  16.  Friends For Life
  17.  The Town I Loved So Well (new)
  18.  The Parting Glass

Ten years ago, Irish record label boss Dave Kavanagh put together a show for broadcast on PBS in America, and four Irish musicians were invited to take part. The show was called The High Kings, and the broadcast on PBS stations across America launched the band onto the music scene overnight.

Their self-titled debut album quickly followed and reached an impressive No 2 in Billboard’s World Music Chart. Within month the four new members– Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden – had clicked as a creative unit as well as friends and knew that they were embarking on something special.

Each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them, but founder Dave Kavanagh knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before. In truth, back in the mid-late Noughties, Ireland needed a group like The High Kings. The heyday of ballad groups such as The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners was a distant memory for generations of music fans, and to have another bunch of Irish lads taking up the baton and continuing the tradition was great news to thousands of fans worldwide.


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