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Saturday 21 October 2017

Priest with 36.7 million hits all set for first gig

SINGING priest Father Ray Kelly is set for centre stage as his first ever professional concerts have been announced.

The cleric, who became an overnight sensation when he sang a unique version of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah to surprise a couple during their wedding, will step up to the mic in Monaghan and Navan.

The eagerly anticipated concerts with be held at The Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney on November 5 and in The Solstice Centre, Navan on November 6.

Requests

Since Fr Kelly's impromptu performance earlier this year, the video of the special moment has been watched over 36.7 million times on YouTube and he has received requests from thousands of couples to officiate at weddings all over the world.

Fr Kelly has also appeared on the Late Late Show and was even interviewed by top US television host Ellen De Generes.

Tickets, priced €12.50 plus booking fee, are on sale from this Friday at 9am.

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