It was a night you wouldn’t put a politician out in the sheets and cascades of rain but the Theatre Royal was full to the roof for The High Kings – the new trad and ballad royalty – inheritors of the noble call, sons of the famous and themselves legends – Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden.

It was action straight away. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, welcome The High Kings. There was a happy clappy feeling as they lashed up The Rocky Road to Dublin. The wet night was a memory whack fol rowdy rah.