The Priests Release Third Album "Noel"
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 09:31:16
Those global musical superstars and ordained Catholic priests known as The Priests - Father Eugene O'Hagan, his brother Martin and their old school friend David Delargy-- have joined forces with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues fame. The Priests and Pogue recorded a version of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth" on their brand new album, Noël. The Priests are one of the most celebrated musical acts the religious arena, having sold 3 million albums worldwide.
"Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" was inspired by the massive hit released in 1977 when legends and Bing Crosby and David Bowie – an equally unpredictable collaboration – made it to the Number One slot around the world and made it one of the greatest Christmas classics of all time. I can hear the sleigh bells, taste the eggnog and feel the chill now.
Shane MacGowan says "The Priests are very talented singers and the track sounds good and hopefully people like it. We changed some of the lyrics from the original and we like it the way it is."
Father Eugene adds "Our sharing the song with Shane MacGowan will come as a big surprise for many fans, both ours and his. Neither of us is about to change our respective styles of music or performance but it goes to show how music builds bridges and brings us into creative contact with unlikely partnerships. Bing and Bowie did it…now so have we – thank you Shane."
Have you checked out The Priests and MacGowan's version of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth?"