Ballymoney pupils to sing with The Priests

Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballymoney has secured an amazing cross-community event to be held in Coleraine featuring the world famous classical singers, '˜The Priests'

The Priests
The Priests

The live concert will be held in the Diamond Hall on Friday, February 12 (8pm) to raise fund for the school and will feature performances from local pupils.

“The school is privileged and delighted that this prestigious act is hosting a concert to support the work of the school,” said the Principal, Miss Gillan.

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A cross-community choir from the three post primary schools in Ballymoney town will perform on the night including pupils from Dalriada, Ballymoney High school and Our Lady of Lourdes.

Talented Owen McVeigh, Clodagh McGurk and other pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes school are also scheduled to sing alongside the world famous trio on the night.

Owen recently posted on a social media website: ‘I feel very honoured to be picked to sing a solo at The Priests’ concert on February 12. The proceeds from the event will go towards the school and tickets can be got from the office.’

In response, Owen has received a number of good luck and well done messages including: ‘You have a wonderful voice hun and you will be amazing’ and ‘you’re a wee star’.

As expected tickets are selling fast and are available from each of the nominated local outlets and the school office. Please contact OLOL to find out the nearest outlet by calling 028 2766 2050.

On a social media website, The Priests added: ‘Please help us raise funds for our wonderful school’.

* The Priests are a classical musical group, made up of three Roman Catholic priests all from Northern Ireland. Fr. Eugene and his brother Fr. Martin O’Hagan are originally from the village of Claudy with the family now residing in Derry whilst Fr. David Delargy is from Ballymena. The trio have been singing together since they boarded in the 1970s as students at St MacNissi’s College, Garron Tower. After signing a deal with SonyBMG in April 2008 the priests, all from the Diocese of Down & Connor, recorded their debut album in Northern Ireland and Rome, with the unusual honour of having been allowed to record in St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican

On their website, they talk about the live concerts continuing: ‘We have many exciting plans afoot, not least being another US tour. We are thrilled to have been asked to play live concerts in various centres again.

‘We recently re-signed our record contract and are currently working on a new album. Plus there is a film ‘Rising the Roof’ currently in re-production in Hollywood which traces our musical lives.’

Next Friday promises to be a spectacular and much anticipated event - so don’t miss out and get a ticket now.