Monday, March 21, 2011

The High Kings

On March 4, 2011 my family and two friends embarked on at six hour journey to Cincinnati Ohio so see Irish Balladeers, The High Kings!!

                                             Finbarr Clancy    Brian Dunphy     Darren Holden     Martin Furey                                              


Though our excitement had been building, the trip seemed to go faster then we expected thanks to the company of close friends and grand music. 

          Deborah Bates          Myself          Christina Brown


Before we knew it, we had checked into our hotel, had a lovely dinner out at Ruby Tuesday and had arrived at the concert hall. 

We took some time before the show to commemorate the evening with some pictures.

Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


 Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


"Daddy and Me" Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


"Daddy and his "little" girls" Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


"Family Photo" Courtesy of Christina Brown

"Show of Support"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


 Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


"Besties" Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 

"Darren's Mandolin and Finbarr's Guitar"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown

"Brian's Bhodhran, Brian's Guitar, Martin's Bazooki, Martin's Banjo"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 

"THE HIGH KINGS"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


"Finbarr Clancy" 
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


 "Brian Dunphy"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown

Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown 


  "Darren Holden" Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown

"Martin Furey" Courtesy of Christina Brown

Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown


After the show, the lads indulged us and took a grand, and rather memorable photo. 

"Luck 'O The Irish"
Photo Courtesy of Christina Brown



Here are some of my favorite performances of the night.
The rest of the concert can be seen on my youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ismellcupcakes?feature=mhum





These last two videos, I just had to share. It's just a small glimps of the Kings outgoing personalities. 

"Finbarr and The Crown"
video

"Priceless High Kings Footage"
video

The High Kings are on tour in the US for a few more days and will be back for a few dates in July!! 
You might also catch them in Ireland this Spring if you're planning a trip!!
Check out thehighkings.com for dates, videos, and more info.
Their latest album Memory Lane was just released in the US on March 8th and is now available for purchase through Amazon.com and Itunes. 
If you're on facebook, like their fanpage and follow it closely for updates on their tour.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/thehighkings
The lads appreciate any and all fans/supporters.

MANY IRISH BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS!!




2 comments:

  1. It looks like you all had a lovely time! Thanks for posting all of these videos! I love The High Kings and really want to see them in concert some day! That photo of Darren looking at the camera is so funny! Loved this post! :)

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  2. Isn't that a great photo? They really do play to fans with cameras. But it's not because they have big heads or anything. lol. It's purely because they like to make their fans happy. But what was really neat, was that after the concert, they told us "You're not fans anymore. You're friends."

    That really touched me.

    So glad you enjoyed. Hope you can see them in concert someday. It's an experience you'll never forget!

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