1st Airing: 5/14/16
2nd Airing: 11125/16
The High Kings
Ireland’s Folk Band of the Year, The High Kings, is Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Coming from impressive musical pedigrees, The High Kings grew up in households soaked in the Irish musical tradition. Since 2008, they have sold out hundreds of shows in Ireland and the U.S., made numerous TV appearances, and achieved platinum status with their first two albums – they are a phenomenal live band as we found out last year in their critically-acclaimed debut at the Big Top en route to Milwaukee Irish Fest.
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells the story of celebrating the first day of spring with some whiffleball.