The Priests feat. Shane MacGowan - Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

Out 12th December 2010
Christmas is getting near and the unlikely pairing of The Priests (who are actual priests) and Shane MacGowan (who is, well, he's Shane you know) are set to release their version of 'Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth' .

Originally a hit in 1977 for the equally unlikely pairing of Bing Crosbie and David Bowie, the song is released on December 12th with hopes of stealing the Christmas number one slot from the expected X Factor related single.

Speaking about the collaboration, Shane MacGowan said “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”.

The Priests' 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 features on The Priests’ new album ‘Noël’ out on December 6th.



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