The Priests to release single with Shane MacGowan

By | Published on Tuesday 9 November 2010

No, you did not misread that headline. Singing priests The Priests are teaming up with singing drunk Shane MacGowan to release a cover of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ for Christmas. 

MacGowan says of the collaboration: “The Priests are very talented singers and the track sounds good and hopefully people like it. We changed some of the lyrics from the original and we like it the way it is”.

Chief priest, Father Eugene added: “Our sharing the song with Shane MacGowan will come as a big surprise for many fans, both ours and his. Neither of us is about to change our respective styles of music or performance but it goes to show how music builds bridges and brings us into creative contact with unlikely partnerships. Bing and Bowie did it… now so have we – thank you Shane”.

The track will be released on 12 Dec via Epic, and will feature on The Priests’ new album, which will be out a week earlier.