‘In a way “Hallelujah” should not have such massive popular appeal. After all, the music and the lyrics go against the contemporary grain.’ Above, Leonard Cohen. Photograph:  Graham Denholm/WireImage

Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah hit the headlines again recently when Fr Ray Kelly’s custom-made cover version for a wedding in Meath went viral. In a(...)

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The video of Fr Ray Kelly singing at a wedding has gone  worldwide and was viewed 34 million times on YouTube.

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Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.” Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.”

A singing Meath priest who hit the headlines after his rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral has continued to soar in popularity. (...)

Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.” Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.”

A Meath priest has become an overnight YouTube sensation after a video of him singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral. Fr Ray Kelly’s sur(...)