The High Kings

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Paul O’ Brien and Brian Dunphy who have held the position as the distinctive voice of Irish folk music across the world for the last 15 years.

And as they continue to sell out venues around the world to an ever- growing army of loyal fans The High Kings show no signs of stopping.

Having already surpassed a 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify as well as 2 platinum albums in their time, 2023 saw The High Kings celebrate 15 years together by releasing 15 brand new tracks to their fans, as well as the release of their, 8th Studio Album The Road Not Taken.

Renowned for their captivating harmonies and timeless melodies, The High Kings eighth studio album is a collection of original songs that breathe new life into traditional folk music, blending the old with the new.

Having amassed almost 2 million streams since it’s release in June 2023 ‘The Road Not Taken’ has also reached the number independent album position in Ireland, No1 in Folk, Number 2 in all genres, No.2 in singer songwriter in the USA, the number 1 bestseller on Amazon Germany and a selection of top 5 chart positions worldwide.

The Road Not Taken‘ by The High Kings is a groundbreaking collaborative effort, co-written and produced with some of Ireland’s most respected and popular artists. This includes household names such as The Script, Kodaline, Picture This, Sharon Corr and more. The album also includes guest appearances from international artists such as legendary ‘Journey’ frontman Steve Perry, making it a genuine feast of global music collaborations.

The High Kings have charted across the world and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans, as well as in many prestigious situations including for the Prime Minister of England (2011), Barak Obama (2012) & George W Bush (2009 at the White house and at The Pentagon (2015).

Notable performances include Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight (3 times – headlining in 2015) appeared in Time Square & headlined the St Patrick’s Day concert in Trafalgar Square London (2015) as well as performing at the top of the Empire State building on St Patricks day 2023.

As they continue to go from strength to strength The High Kings remain firmly rooted in Irish tradition and classic folk music and their brand new tour will be a feast of well-known hits and spectacular musicianship, and they look forward to seeing you soon.


Over the last 16 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and bars, to Festival crowds in USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe. Picking up Scottish music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ twice on the way – the band’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, high energy set that excites and captivates audiences. Their 6 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop.

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis decimated the band’s touring and performing calendar for 2020, and well into 2021. During this time Skerryvore explored and developed alternative performance possibilities, including live streaming and virtual performances that connected them with 28 countries worldwide and over 30,000 viewers. The band’s lockdown single, ‘Everyday Heroes,’ recorded from home, and aided by a variety of musicians from across the country, achieved the band’s first Official Charts No.1 in Scotland and, so far, has raised several thousands of pounds for NHS staff charities.

In January 2021, Skerryvore were selected for the BBC Radio 2 Playlist for 6 consecutive weeks with their song ‘You&I’, progressing from the C list up to the prestigious A List due the the amazing response from listeners. Multiple daily plays and a great response from the presenters, has seen Skerryvore reach a whole new fanbase. This success was followed by a second BBC Radio 2 playlist for their summer single ‘Together Again’ in July 2021 Skerryvore create a unique feel good, folk-fusion sound that has enabled the band to break ‘traditional boundaries’ both nationally and internationally with performances in over 30 countries worldwide.

We are pleased to confirm that our single Everything You Need is on its 4th week of the BBC national radio playlist. The next single from the album is called Eye of the Storm and has just been released on March 8th.