Father Ray Kelly (born April, 1953 in Tyrrellspass) is an Irish Catholic priest, best known for singing.
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. The words were modified to suit the occasion by 10-year-old bridesmaid Lucy Pitts O'Connor. By December 2015 it had received over 46 million hits.
In December 2014 Universal Music released a 10-track album Where I Belong of Kelly singing Celtic-inspired arrangements. The album was recorded during summer 2014 in a studio created for the purpose in Kelly's house, so that the recording schedule would not interfere with his duties as a priest.
In December 2015 Kelly was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme Midweek.
Presently a concert is scheduled at St. Joe's on March 12 and we are being asked to assist as music ministers so please save the date. More details as they become available.