On the evening of Sunday 3rd July 2022, Fr. Ray Kelly joined us for an intimate and unforgettable concert. Fans came from around Ireland to see the former star of Britain’s Got Talent and YouTube phenomenon. Fr. Ray played his way through a selection of timeless and well-known classics. He also moved the crowd with his unique version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, made famous by a viral video of this singing priest.
Guests from Dundalk to Donegal went away with a smile on their faces, after what proved to be an uplifting and most entertaining couple of hours. After his concert, Fr. Ray spent time chatting with fans, selling CD’s, and charming attendees with his carefree humour. Siobhan in the Stables coffee shop did a wonderful job in catering to the 90+ persons in attendance.
We wish to offer a huge thank you to Fr. Ray, all those who made the night so memorable. That includes those who came in-person, those who shared our posts online, our sound technicians Marco and Tyler from High Voltage, the Stables, the folks in McAnallen’s shop and other businesses who shared our posters, Priory staff, local parishes, and everyone else involved.
We hope to bring Fr. Ray back to Benburb Priory for a brilliant Christmas show. Keep your eyes peeled for that over the coming months!