Memorable Moments

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I competed in 'Irish Song For Europe' in 1994 and 1997 coming a close second on both occasions. I was invited to perform in Finland, Sweden, Greece, Los Angeles, Kiev, Kazakhstan and Cairo, winning several prizes and composing awards in various competitions.

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Performing at the 2004 Christmas Pageant at The White House. The pageant marked the 81st lighting of the national Christmas tree in the company of President George Bush and Mrs Laura Bush

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Singing The Star Spangled Banner for The Chicago White Sox at Cellular Field. July 4th 2006

I was proud to be invited to perform with Mark Rivera and the Billy Joel Band for a corporate event at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino resort in June 2007. The band also featured other special guests Nils Lofgren (E Street Band), Tommy Byrnes, Crystal Taliefero and Will Lee.


Performing Fields of Glory during the half time interval of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Waterford September 2008. My beloved Kilkenny won easily to secure their '3 in a row'.

Being presented with a Platimum disc for the first High Kings album and DVD by Shay Healey at Dublin's Olympia 19 November 2008.


Receiving the 'Double Platinum discs for the first High Kings album and DVD from Pat Kenny

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The High Kings were invited to perform at a Human Rights Commission Dinner for President Mary McAlese and 60 guests from all over the world on 6 March 2009

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The High Kings were proud to be asked to perform on the last ever Pat Kenny Late Late Show and closed the show as the final act introduced by Pat. 29 May 2009

Performing at St Mary's Cathedral with Kilkenny Gospel Choir at the Hope Concert for Haiti 1 February 2010


The High Kings were invited to sing the Irish National Anthem Amhrann na Fiann before the the Irish Lightweight fight between Andy Murray and Oisin Fagan at the National Stadium in Dublin February 2010.


4 thousand kids just screamed every word of every song with us at Oxegen!!! Unreal crowd. Amazing reaction. July 2010.

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Having my song 'Caught' written with Bryan Steele, feat. my vocal selected by Rockband for release on xbox 360 April 2010

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Moneygall was buzzing for the visit of President Obama, and we were proud to be part of such a historic event. May 2011


Performing with Young Voices at the Royal Albert Hall London for the Clic Sargent Charity Night. Walking out on that stage again took my breath away. Incredible place. Dec 2011.

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Headlinging the Mayor of London's St Patrick's Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square London 18 March 2012

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A personal invitation to the High Kings from President Obama to perform at his official St Patrick's Day celebrations at The White House. I am honoured to have been invited to perform at the White House twice in my career. March 2012

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Incredible day at the Aras with President and Mrs Higgins performing at their garden party. 6 July 2012

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Amazing and memorable night at the O2 for the Notre Dame pep rally. It was fantastic to witness the most amazing marching band and choir ever! Loved it all! Sept 2012

I am honoured and proud to be an ambassador for Kilkenny for The Gathering 2013. It promises to be a fantastic year not only for KK but Ireland. Oct 2012

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It was a very long but very rewarding day at Twickenham when we were invited to sing 'Ireland's Call before the Six Nations game between England and Ireland. We took away fantastic memories that will last a long long time.
To hear over 30,000 Irish fans cheer us on during our performance was nothing short of amazing. Thanks so much to the RFU for the invitation. Feb 2014