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Father Eugene O'Hagan, Father Martin O'Hagan and Father David Delargey, otherwise known as 'The Priests'

Father Eugene O'Hagan, Father Martin O'Hagan and Father David Delargey, otherwise known as 'The Priests'

Father Eugene O'Hagan, Father Martin O'Hagan and Father David Delargey, otherwise known as 'The Priests'

The famous singing Priests are set to return to the charts with a second album.

Father Martin O’Hagan, who makes up a third of the trio including his brother Father Eugene and Father David Delargy, said the group are already in talks for a follow up to their debut album The Priests.

In 2008 the men signed a £1m contract with Sony BMG for an album released in over 30 countries.

Since its release, The Priests were presented with a Platinum Disc in recognition of sales which have topped 300,000.

Now in 2009 Father Martin says the friends, who have been singing together for 34 years, may be set to record a second album.

He said: “There is a possibility of a second album and if that was to go ahead then we will be thinking very creatively about that.”

Father Martin also said they would ensure that whatever they produce will be along the same lines as the first album to please fans.

“We have had a great reception and so many people tell us the music is stilling and calming,” he said.

“I’ve had so many letters about how the music moves people. I even received one from a nurse in New York who listens to it on the subway on the way to work to calm her. It’s very humbling.”

And while 2008 was their busiest yet Father Eugene revealed the trio are gearing up for a very busy 2009.

“At times it can be overwhelming, we never expected there would be so much interest. Now we have a very busy year ahead. We are doing a concert in St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast in aid of Trocaire in February or March and we are playing the National Concert Hall in Dublin on March 28,” he said.

Father Martin said he believed the experience was a “gift from god” and was looking forward to continuing to sing into 2009.

He added: “It’s been a wonderful year, the whole experience has been exhilarating and exciting.”

Belfast Telegraph