Ray Kelly (singer)
Kelly singing at a charity event in Vienna, 2017
April 1953 (age 67)
|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.
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- 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.