OVER 30 priests will be discarding breviaries for boaters and cassocks for cue cards as they line up for the Clergy Revue at the Southport Theatre on Friday.
Among their number will be a nifty little guitar trio from Liverpool headed by Fr Eddie Cain of St Margaret Mary's parish who frequently brings out his bass guitar to lend a touch of rhythm to the liturgy.
"People suggested we call ourselves 'The Priesty Boys,' but we decided to opt for the more catchy `Presbytrio' instead" he told the Catholic Herald.
Among the trio's trendy repertoire are the songs Lying
Eyes by the Eagles and Here, There and Everywhere by the Beatles. Fr Cain explained that to Jive up to the image of the notorious Beasty Boys group he would have to assault the audience, crush beer cans on his head and pinch VW logos off cars. "I feel more comfortable with the softer tones of the Eagles," he said.
The Clergy Revue is intended to raise money for the Third World charity CAFOD.
Tickets for the Revue, on June 10 at 7.30pm, are available from Vin McMullen on 0695 633284 or from the Southport Theatre.