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The Priests

Infinity Hartford

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Thu, March 26, 2015
Hartford, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $44 - $64

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Classic Pop
The Priests

Like Il Divo, The Priests make classical music that appeals to a broad, pop-minded audience. Unlike other classical crossover acts, though, the group's members are all Roman Catholic priests. Father Eugene O'Hagan, Father Martin O'Hagan, and Father David Delargy hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St MacNissi's College. The trio later trained for the priesthood at the Irish College in Rome, and it was during this time that they were invited to sing for the Pope in the sacred liturgy. Returning to Ireland to work in their separate ministries, the three stayed linked and continued to sing together as they continued fulfilling their duties as full-time parish priests.

The Priests

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Artist Bio

When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they could have had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame.

Which means that now, four years on, Frs Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever .

They fascinated the global media and graced the pages of all manner of publications including Time Magazine, sharing sofa space with TV hosts the world over. They have sung to audiences that include the British Royal Family and the Irish President. They were nominated for Classical Brit Awards for Classical Album of the Year for three consecutive years and in September 2010, the Priests shared a stage with Pope Benedict XIV before a crowd of 80,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. Millions more watched on television.

In 2011, they wanted to spend more time in their parishes. There were a sprinkling of concerts in Europe, and their Christmas With The Priests concerts in Ireland were a huge success. Towards the end of 2011, the Priests were approached by a screenwriter who asked if he could write the story of their musical lives with a view to it being a film.  ‘Raising The Roof’ is currently in pre-production and is set for release late 2014.


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