It was at St. MacNissi’s College in Derry, Ireland, where Father Eugene O’Hagen, Father Martin O’Hagen, and Father David Delargy met for the first time and realized their musical prowess as a singing trio. Nicknamed Holy Holy Holy by their peers due to their shared determination to enter the priesthood, the talented group was first noticed by a priest at their school. After leaving St. MacNissi’s, they followed their vocation, training at The Seminary in Belfast, and The Priests concluded their studies at the revered Irish College in Rome. While in Rome, Eugene took singing lessons with the famous Sergio Ballani, music director for the Vatican. Almost immediately their combined talent was recognized: They were invited by the Pope’s private secretary, Monseigneur Magee, to sing for the Pope in the sacred liturgy. The Priests’ careers overlapped once again as they all eventually returned to Ireland, where they began their work in various special ministries.
Each now lives the life of a full time parish priest, tending the spiritual needs of their parishioners. The outpouring of interest and support for the trio has shown that the world is ready for something positive and beautiful in these difficult and challenging times.
Track Listing: 01. Ellens Gesang III, D.839, Op. 52, No. 6: ‘Ave Maria’ 02. Mit Würd und Hoheit Angetan (From Die Shopfung) 03. Panis Angelicus 04. Irish Blessing 05. Benedictus 06. Pregária 07. Pie Jesu (from the Requiem) 08. Hacia Belén va un burro (Spanish) 09. Abide with me (Tune: Eventide) 10. Ag Crióst an Siól 11. Domine Fili Unigente (From Gloria) 12. O Holy Night 13. Ecce Sacerdos 14. Be Still My Soul