The High Kings! An amazing band with an amazing sound and
we're listening to it through the JAM Jar. Incredible! There is nothing
like Irish music to give you a boost of energy - especially on a chilly January
day. If you're into Irish Folk music and even if you're not, take a listen
to them on youtube.
They are a talented group with diverse musical backgrounds. The
band was formed by Celtic Woman manager Dave Kavanagh in 2008.
Finbarr Clancy is from the Clancy Clan who brought Irish
traditional/folk music to the US in the 1960's and brought the genre broad
acceptance and into the same league as Pete Seagar and Bob Dylan. Finbarr
is hugely talented playing several instruments (banjo, guitar, flute) and of course has a great voice. He's toured the US and the globe with various
Darren Holden is a songwriter and musician and vocalist. He toured
with Boyzone, starred as The Piano Man (Billy Joel) in the Tony Award-winning
hit Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin’ Out, and was lead
singer with RIVERDANCE on Broadway and on tour. He performs all genres of music
from Pop and Jazz to Country and Celtic.
Brian Dunphy has a broad musical background as well. He appeared
in a stage version of Rocky Horror Picture show and spent two years singing at
The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in New York and as lead vocalist in Radio City
Music Hall. While there, he had the honor of performing the American National
Anthem at Madison Square Gardens and appearing on “The Today Show”. He was the
lead singer in "Riverdance The Show” and joined The Three Irish
Martin Furey also comes from a family well known in the Irish folk
and ballad scene of the 60’s. Martin plays multiple instruments,
including banjo, bouzouki, guitar and whistles. He was successful in Scotland
with his band Sam Harlet, and with his sister Aine formed a band Bohinta and
their album Excalibur went straight to number one in the French Album charts.