Ray Kelly (singer)
April 1953 (age 70)
|Known for||Singing Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" at a wedding in April 2014|
Father Raymond Kelly (born April 1953) is an Irish Catholic priest and singer. He is best known for his interpretation of popular songs. He is the priest of St. Brigid′s & St. Mary′s parish at Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. He is a member of Saint Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions.
Kelly became famous in 2014 after a video of him singing Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" while officiating at a couple's wedding became a YouTube sensation. By 2018, it had received over 61 million hits.
In December 2014 Universal Music released a 10-track album Where I Belong of Kelly singing Celtic-inspired arrangements.
In 2018 Kelly auditioned for the 12th series of Britain's Got Talent, singing "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M..
References[change | change source]
- ↑ invitationlovejesus (7 April 2014). "Original Big surprise for Bride and Groom...Chris and Leah Wedding 5 April 2014". Retrieved 29 May 2018 – via YouTube.
- ↑ The Huffington Post
- ↑ "BGT priest has already had a record deal and TWO albums". Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- ↑ Britain's Got Talent (21 April 2018). "Father Ray Kelly takes us to church with AMAZING version of 'Everybody Hurts' - Auditions - BGT 2018". Retrieved 29 May 2018 – via YouTube.