eHowz!t featured a video on Tuesday in which Father Ray Kelly officiated at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane at Oldcastle, Meath, in Ireland, and gave a stunning performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. After this video went ballistic on YouTube all over the world with 27-million views by Wednesday, eHowz!t did some research: Meath is near Dublin, and Father Kelly has been the parish priest there since 2006. He spent ten years in corporate life before becoming a priest after a visit to Rome. He is a trained singer, and is working on his third album. Why he doesn’t take up singing full-time? “No, I love what I do as a priest,” he says.
We managed to get hold of his rendition of “You raise me up”
Also see the singer that inspired him below.