Young, vibrant Irish band The High Kings, voted Ireland's Best Folk Band, are back in the US on a rousing 'folk n roll' tour in support of their new album Memory Lane. The Irish balladeers will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Live with Regis and Kelly with a performance of the classic "Finnegan's Wake” - and will make their way to The Clayton Center for a full performance Sunday, March 27 at 7pm.

The High Kings have been delighting audiences around the world since their award-winning 2008 self-titled debut, which reached #2 on Billboard magazine’s world music chart.  Embraced by the likes of NPR and PBS, the band’s incredible live performances feature as many as 13 instruments alongside flawless harmonies.

Much like their music, the members of The High Kings are made up of equal parts pop and traditional backgrounds.  Darren Holden starred in more than 1,000 performances of Billy Joel’s production, Movin' Out, and toured as part of Joel’s own band; Finbarr Clancy is a scion of Irish music’s legendary Clancy family; Martin Furey is the son of the 'prince of pipers' Finbar Furey; and Brian Dunphy is the son of show band legend Sean Dunphy.

Tickets for their March 27 performance at The Clayton Center  are $30 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 919-553-1737, or at The Clayton Center Box Office, located at 111 E. Second St. in historic downtown Clayton, from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For further information, please contact:

Public Radio:

Michael Krumper, Missing Piece Group
(862) 234-0801


Jolyn Matsumuro
The Brookes Company
(310) 558-3000 x202

Social Media:

Tim Foisset
(646) 526-9608

Heidi Stump
Executive Director
The Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center