Monday, 8 December 2014

Four Friends Live, Aviva, Maybe This Christmas

'Maybe This Christmas' Childline/Make a Wish Single
“On route to Windmill Lane Recording studios to join an array of industry folks and record the new Childline Make a Wish single.
Great cause! Looking forward to seeing some folks for a long overdue catch up.”

“What a fantastic experience tonight was and great to see so many friends and colleagues respond to the call from Childline and Make a Wish foundation.
Sile Seoige, respect to you for pulling us all together for such a great cause.
Good to see Jenny Buckley , Brian Kennedy Paul Byrne, Jack L, Mervyn Rundle, Rachel Pilkington, Niall Morris, Shane Byrne, Billy Farrell, Kathryn Thomas, Valerie Roe, Keith Shanley and indeed our own Brian Dunphy”
Darren and Brian are both involved with this charity single, recorded last night. Please drop by and like their Facebook Page and support this worthwhile cause.
It has been confirmed that the single 'Maybe This Christmas' will be made available for download worldwide on iTunes from 5th December.

Irish Independent Article

Sile Seoige's chat with Paddy McKenna on 2FM and the first official radio play of Maybe This Christmas!
Share & spread the word!
Make-A-Wish Ireland & CHILDLINE need your help!
Available TO BUY in Irish stores and on iTunes Worldwide December 5th.

Click to listen to the interview and song

The High Kings Get Ireland's Call Again!
“On an already busy week, we are delighted to announce we will sing at the Ireland v Australia International rugby match this Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.
To my Australian friends, we will also be performing "Advance Australia Fair" so turn your TV's up. know what to do when we sing "Ireland's Call".
Rehearsal for the big game, photo courtesy of Brian
Final rehearsals for the anthems at The 51 Bar
"Shoulder to shoulder"
"Great day! Come on Ireland!
The High Kings were honoured and proud to be invited to sing all the anthems before the rugby match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium. The cameras unfortunately remained focused on the teams, but you can listen to them sing "Advance Australia Fair" "Abhran Na bhFiann" and "Ireland's Call" on this link with an option to download.

Aviva Anthems Audio

Rugby fan video of The High Kings singing the Irish anthem.

Late Late Show
“Tune in to tonight's Late Late Show on RTE 1 Folks.
We will launch our brand new album and DVD with a live performance.”

“Great to see Saoirse Ronan again last night at RTE.”

The High Kings launch their new album and DVD 'Four Friends Live' performing McAlpines Fusiliers on RTE One's prime time show the Late Late Show 14 November 2014.
'Four Friends Live' Available NOW!

The brand new High Kings CD/DVD bundle is on sale now for free worldwide shipping direct from Celtic Collections for €20.
Also available the Celtic Woman Emerald CD/DVD and High Kings Four Friends Live CD/DVD as a combined bundle for €30.
'Four Friends Live' Radio Promo
“Promo week for the new album and DVD starts at Spirit Radio after 10am this morning, followed by East Coast Radio at 11.30am and finally a trip home to Kilkenny for a chat and tunes on KCLR FM at 3.30pm.”
All interviews are available to listen and download on the links
SPIRIT FM - with Wendy Grace, includes live performances of McAlpines Fusiliers and Be Thou My Vision.


Download Be Thou My Vision

Video footage of the High Kings performing McAlpines Fusiliers in the studio.

 Coffee break at East Coast FM, photo courtesy of Brian
 EAST COAST FM - with Declan Meehan, includes studio performances of Whisky in the Jar and Marie's Wedding.

CLICK HERE - Darren’s telephone interview with Willie talking about the release of Oh Maggie, the new CD/DVD, and the forthcoming High Kings tour.


“Coffee break on the promo trail this morning.
Heading to Tippfm to chat with Fran Curry after 11am.”
TIPP FM - with Fran Curry, includes performances of McAlpines Fusiliers and Go Lassie Go . They played out with the new live version of Town I Loved So Well from the CD, but as this is downloadable, we have left you the intro and audience reaction to the song as a taster.

SOUTH EAST RADIO - with Alan Corcoran includes performances of Marie's Wedding, Go Lassie Go, and McAlpines Fusiliers.


“About to go live on Midlands Radio 103FM.”
MIDLANDS 103 FM - with Will Faulkner, includes performances of Marie's Wedding and McAlpines Fusiliers.


WLR FM - Darren’s telephone interview with Geoff Harris.

From the Archives
“2003 American magazine advertisement for "Blood and Smoke" my first US single after signing with Miles Copeland's Ark 21 label with Universal Records.

 Promo photo of Darren taken at Sarasota Beach 2007.

“Throwback Thursday.
Backstage with Boyzone on the first tour we did together.”

The High Kings performing with Young Voices at the LG Arena Birmingham, includes the song Gaudette.
Finally From Darren.....

“RIP Jimmy Ruffin. One of the Motown greats.”

“A genius has retired from our great game.
Thanks for the wonderful memories Tommy Walsh.”

That's all the news for now, we'll be back with all the news from the Irish Tour soon.

Thanks for your continued support

Darren & the DH Team

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