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The Priests – Time to Say Goodbye
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre
03300 561 025

2024 is a special anniversary year for The Priests. Having performed their first musical collaboration in 1974 as schoolboys, they celebrate 50 years of an enduring musical association that has lasted throughout the intervening years to today.

Fathers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy became known as The Priests when in April 2008 they signed a recording contract in front of Westminster Cathedral. Their first concert as a signed group was in Armagh in the Cathedral. It seems appropriate to return to the town to celebrate this particular jubilee.

Their debut album was released in 40+ countries and earned them a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest selling debut for a classical act, as well as gold and platinum discs for sales throughout Europe and Australia in addition to topping the classical Billboard chart in the US. They have performed for Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, as well as for the late Queen Elizabeth II and then Prince Charles and Camilla.

The Priests will be performing sacred and secular songs from ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ to ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘Danny Boy’.