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DVD Competition: win The Priests at Armagh Cathedral
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 Three priests from Northern Ireland - brothers Father Martin and Father Eugene O'Hagan, with school friend Father David Delargy - gave an extraordinary debut concert last November in Armagh Cathedral, performing with flutist James Galway and singer Moya Brennan.

Filmed before a packed audience of people from all denominations, the concert included Catholic classics such as Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Pie Jesu and Panis Angelicus as well as popular Irish songs. It was broadcast coast to coast in the US.

Following the concert, Fr Martin commented: "If we can truly reach out to the world through music then we feel we will have bought some pleasure to people and lifted their hearts".

Fr David, who counts Tina Turner and Sting among his musical favourites added: "What has happened to us since we signed to Sony BMG is just beyond the wildest dreams of any of us. We all feel we are on an extraordinary journey."

Although they were spotted by talent scouts less than 12 months ago, their debut album is already a record breaker, officially being the fastest selling debut by a classical act. The album sold over a million copies worldwide in just seven weeks, achieving platinum status in the UK, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand and the album is five times platinum in Ireland. The album was produced by music legend Mike Hedges, the man responsible for hit albums by U2 and Manic Street Preachers.

The Priests have signed a unique recording contract with Sony BMG, which ensures that their work as parish priests will never be interrupted, no matter what the scale of their musical success. They have also pledged to give all the profits they make from their singing to charity.

The Priests in Concert at Armagh Cathedral DVD is being released 30 March.

Here are ICN we will have three copies to give to readers. For a chance to win one - send an e-mail to: news@indcatholicnews.com entitled 'Priests' Competition', your name and postal address, and the title of a song you would like to hear The Priests singing.

The deadline for the competition is Midnight GMT 30 March 2009. The winners will be chosen on 31 March.

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Tags: Armagh Cathedral, Father David Delargy, Father Martin and Father Eugene O'Hagan, James Galway, Moya Brennan


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