The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy, and Paul O’ Brien. They formed in June 2007 when Brian, Darren, Finbarr and former member Martin Furey were asked to join a new Irish ballad group by David Kavanagh after he noticed a gap in the market for traditional Irish music. It didn’t take long to realize that they were onto something special. The High Kings play thirteen instruments between them creating the unique sound and atmosphere that they showcase to this day. Their self-titled debut album reached #2 on the world Billboard Music chart. In March 2009, The High Kings played five consecutive sold-out shows to a packed audience in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.