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The High Kings

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In the tradition of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the High Kings deliver classic Irish folk songs with a modern twist, adding sparkling rhythms and intricate harmonies. The quartet's self-titled debut offers a range of moods, from the rousing "Rocky Road to Dublin" to the haunting "The Parting Glass" and the cheerful "The Wild Rover." Their PBS special aired in March 2008.
All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The debut album by the High Kings was issued by the same folks who had a hand in Celtic Woman and Riverdance, and consists of easy listening and buffed-and-polished Irish folk music of appeal to an audience that is comparatively massive for...
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Editorial Reviews

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In the tradition of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the High Kings deliver classic Irish folk songs with a modern twist, adding sparkling rhythms and intricate harmonies. The quartet's self-titled debut offers a range of moods, from the rousing "Rocky Road to Dublin" to the haunting "The Parting Glass" and the cheerful "The Wild Rover." Their PBS special aired in March 2008.
All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The debut album by the High Kings was issued by the same folks who had a hand in Celtic Woman and Riverdance, and consists of easy listening and buffed-and-polished Irish folk music of appeal to an audience that is comparatively massive for the world music fringe: this album made the lower levels of the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The High Kings is glossy and polite -- targeted perhaps toward listeners who enjoyed the pennywhistle on Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" -- even on tunes that strive to be upbeat and frolicsome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • Label: Manhattan Records
  • EAN: 5099952134425
  • Catalog Number: 21344
  • Sales rank: 4,318

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore (3:39)
  2. 2 Will Ye Go Lassie, Go? (4:04)
  3. 3 Galway to Graceland (2:53)
  4. 4 The Black Velvet Band (4:33)
  5. 5 The Rocky Road to Dublin (3:16)
  6. 6 Marie's Wedding (3:46)
  7. 7 Fields of Glory (4:03)
  8. 8 Ar Éireann Ní Neosainn Cé Hí (3:46)
  9. 9 The Little Beggarman (2:54)
  10. 10 The Beggarman Jig (1:43)
  11. 11 The Auld Triangle (3:06)
  12. 12 The Parting Glass (4:13)
  13. 13 The Wild Rover (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The High Kings Primary Artist
Nollaig Casey Fiddle
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Dave Keary Bouzouki, Guitar
David Downes Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Human Whistle
Martin Furey Group Member
Brian Dunphy Group Member
Darren Holden Group Member
Michael "Fitzy" Fitzgerald Pipe
Finbarr Clancy Group Member
Technical Credits
Andrew Boland Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
David Downes Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The High Kings bring a great Irish sound.

    This Irish group brings a great mixture of
    songs to satisfy any lover of the Holy Ground. There are songs such as The Wild Rover that my friends and I sang in Irish neighborhood bars as young people. There is a song called the Auld Triangle that reminds me of stories my grandfather told me about the troubles
    It is just great stuff...UP...!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Outstanding Irish Folk Music

    These guys are really outstanding. Their voices are so beautifully balanced that at times you'll swear you're listening to more than four voices. "The Auld Triangle" is an example of a song who's lyrics I don't relate to or much care for, but the A Cappella is so amazing that I can't help but listen to it over and over. If you're looking for a modern yet refined take on traditional Irish folk music that's performed brilliantly, you won't do any better than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hot dang!

    Even if you've never experienced this genre of music, you will surely appreciate the talents and vocal excellence of The High Kings. My tastes normally run from R&B to singer-songwriter to alternative rock. What a world of music these artists have opened up for this American and I hope for you, as well. Long live The High Kings of Ireland!

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