- The High Kings - Grace & Glory CD
1. Hand me down my bible
2. Schooldays are over
3. Spancill hill
4. Follow me up to carlow
6. Kelly the boy from killane
7. Goodnight irene
8. Ride on
9. The green fields of france
10. Nancy spain
11. early morning rain
12. The boys are back in town
Phil Coulter wrote a third verse for "Hand me down my bible" especially for the high kings in november 2014. The song was originally written by coulter for the dubliners in 1970.
The High kings sold 11,000 tickets on their irish tour in December 2015 / January 2016 leading to an extra 11 shows being added in April 2016 due to popular demand.
The high kings sold out 10 of their 12 dates in their most recent tour of the USA in march 2016. They return in July 2016 for a further 6 weeks of festive headline appearances and their own club and theatre headline shows.
The high kings walk on song at every live show is "The boys are back in town" by Thin Lizzy. The new album features a folked up version of the classic , which was released 40 years ago on april 17th 1976.
The High Kings performed for president Barack Obama in the whitehouse on St Patricks day 2012.
The band also performed for outgoing chairman of joint chiefs of staff, General Martin E Dempsey at the pentagon in September 2015. The general is a huge fan of the band and joined them onstage for a special performance on the day with "The presidents own" United states marine band, who are the house band at the whitehouse for a rousing rendition of many of his favourites from the high kings songbook
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