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Official Newsletter of Darren Holden 

Issue 68 - December 2019  

Christmas Message From Darren

Christmas Single
“The High Kings are honoured to be included on the RTE Radio 1 Christmas Recommends List.
Listeners around the world can request 'Christmas the Way I Remember' by following the

RTE Facebook Page
Or you can tweet the station @RTEradio1


To stream or buy the single, click the photo below for links.


“What an amazing end to an incredible year for The High Kings. Our fans are the absolute best! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. #2019wrapped #loyalty #26M

Action Cancer Christmas Ball
“Tonight's beautiful room at Titanic Belfast for Action Cancer & Keith Duffy Foundation Ball.” #highkings #boyzlife #belfast
“Hats off to my old pal Keith Duffy for yet another memorable Christmas Ball at 'Titanic Belfast' in aid of 'Action Cancer.
Great to catch up with some old friends and also perform with the HK boys.”


Project Donegal
“We can't wait to share what we are doing today with you all.
Let's just say...We love our job.”


“Morning all.”

“Something very special coming soon.” #maytheroadrise| Nathan Carter

Irish Tour Round Up
"We are so excited to be kicking off our brand new Irish Tour tonight at the Termon Complex in Pettigo, Co Donegal.
We have some brand new songs and surprises for you all and it's shaping up to be a really great night.
See you all there."


“There is no way we could've wished for a better start to the brand new High Kings tour. An absolute stormer at the Termon Complex in Pettigo Co Donegal. I'm not sure we've ever been called back for 5 encores but it was a pleasure to oblige. A brilliant audience and so much fun. Tomorrow we drive out to the Donegal coast and a full day of filming for a very special project.”

Thank you for the continued massive support on this tour. We are so grateful to share these moments with you.
Get your tickets now
See you tonight Armagh!”
“An exceptional and fantastic crowd tonight at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh. It was one of those shows you'd never want to end. The new songs are going down a treat and it's really good to hear so many comments about how much we are enjoying ourselves. That's because we are!
Thank you Armagh. That was very special.”


“Tune in to BBC Radio Ulster here in Belfast for the Vinny Hurrell Show,
The High Kings will be in studio chatting and playing a song.”

Listen to Darren and lads chatting to Vinny Hurrell and performing Black Velvet Band on BBC Radio Ulster.
“We are happy to announce tonight’s show at Ulster Hall is SOLD OUT.
Thank you & see you all tonight!”


There is no way we will ever be able to thank you for tonight or describe that indescribable feeling you gave us.
What an absolutely incredible audience and one of the best shows ever! Definitely the best show we've done at the Ulster Hall.
We will return Belfast!”


“Wow Omagh! That was something else. What a brilliant crowd and incredible atmosphere tonight at the Strule Arts Centre. How much fun was that! Completely Sold Out and buzzing from start to end. Plus that cheer at the start of 'Christmas the Way I Remember' was worth anything! Thank you so much to you all for wrapping up a stellar weekend in style.”


Darren had a chat to John Keane on KCLR 96FM about the number 1 single 'Christmas the Way I Remember' and The High Kings upcoming concert at the 'Woodford Dolmen Hotel' in Carlow on December 28th.

 Christmas Treats

Watch Darren performing with the US Marine Corps Band at the 2004 Christmas Tree Lighting & Pageant at The White House in the company of President George Bush and Mrs Laura Bush. This is the streamed version of Darren's performance together with the finale where he gets to share a mic with the President for Jingle Bells.

A couple of original Christmas songs written by Darren and his Movin’ Out Band member friend Bryan Steele.



The High Kings, Driving Home For Christmas, originally recorded as part of the Celtic Woman ‘Celtic Family Christmas’ CD back in 2008. Now available for streaming and download from iTunes and other digital platforms.

Available to stream and download from iTunes

The High Kings Performing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on the RTE Radio 1 John Duffy Show live on Grafton Street. Christmas Eve 2008.


Tour Dates

Please see for ticket links.
Note: Other ticket outlets with different seat choices may be available.

Irish Winter Tour

US Spring Tour

A matinee show has been added on March 15th 2020 in Annapolis, MD | Rams Head Live. The evening show is SOLD OUT.


That's all the news for now! We'll be back in the new year with another round up from the Irish Tour together with any other news for HK2020! 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your friends and families.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Darren and the DH Team


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