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The High Kings Have Released Their Brand New Album 'The Road Not Taken'


By Anita Daly.



The High Kings will embark on the 'Road Not Taken Tour 2023' kicking off with dates across the USA and Europe as well as their first Irish Stadium show in Dublin's National Stadium on September 30th.


7 Studio albums to date, 2 top 10 albums in the American Billboard charts, with their self-titled debut album entitled ‘The High Kings’ spending a total of thirty-six weeks on the Billboard chart. Currently thrilling thousands of fans in sold-out venues across the USA, UK, Australia & Ireland. Their 8th studio album features stellar collaborations with The Script, Kodaline, Picture This, Sharon Corr and many more.


The High Kings, Finbarr Clancy (Tipperary), Darren Holden (Kilkenny), Paul O' Brien (Laois) and Brian Dunphy (Dublin) known collectively as Ireland’s most successful modern-era folk act, are thrilled to announce their latest album 'The Road Not Taken.' is now available.


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


'The Road Not Taken' 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, Wild Youth, JC Stewart and Ryan Sheridan. 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 album features their recent hit songs 'Chasing Rainbows' and 'Streets Of Kinsale,' marking the band's first full original album. This compilation reflects the strength and diversity of Irish music, bringing together for the first time its most influential artists in an unprecedented celebration of Irish folk music.


Speaking about their new album, The High Kings said "We are so excited to release this original album of songs to the world. It's been a few years in the making and we are truly honored to have worked on it with some of the best musicians in the business. Folk Music is such a huge part of Irish heritage and to create new stories and songs for future generations has been such a pleasure. We can't wait to hear our fans singing them back to us".


'The Road Not Taken' represents an important milestone in the landscape of Irish folk music. Their unique sound, shaped through this collaborative endeavour, is set to appeal to longtime devotees and newcomers alike.


In addition to this exciting release, The High Kings are delighted to announce a partnership with Carroll’s Irish Stores. This collaboration offers fans exclusive ‘The Road Not Taken‘ merchandise, signed memorabilia, and most importantly, a limited run of vinyl copies of the new album. The High Kings will embark on the 'Road Not Taken Tour 2023' kicking off with dates across the USA and Europe as well as their first Irish Stadium show in Dublin's National Stadium on September 30th, 2023.




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