Sunday, July 8, 2018

Announcement on the Father Ray Kelly 2018 USA Tour!

Ready for Father Ray in the USA?

The Official Facebook post announcing all the locations of the USA Tour 2018 is coming...through YouTube on July 16! Better head on over to the Official YouTube Channel so you don't miss the locations and details, after all September is just around the corner.

All the social media links to Fr Ray's various pages are on the right hand column of this web page. Don't miss a thing!
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/FatherRayKelly/

Direct link to Fr Ray on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXFGcFEljCgR0ShJCW82Bw


Here is the Facebook post:




And for Fr Ray fans, here is another YouTube Channel with tons of vids of Fr Ray and his community, maintained by the indefatigable Mr Paul Connors of Oldcastle, Co Meath Ireland:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrPaulconnors



Source: https://www.facebook.com/fatherraykelly
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Charity Concert and the Upcoming USA 2018 Father Ray Kelly Tour!

Two Facebook posts to catch up on the very latest


USA Tour 2018 Taking Shape!

Don't miss a thing, be sure to follow the official Facebook Page and also subscribe to Fr Ray's YouTube Channel, here are the links:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fatherraykelly

This from Fr Ray himself:
Thank you so much to the 40,000 people who have liked this Facebook page. This September, I will be playing some concerts in the USA and I will be posting videos of my trip around America.
I will be posting them on my You Tube Channel, so if you're keen to watch them, make sure you subscribe below.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXFGcFEljCgR0ShJCW82Bw


 In addition to Toledo, Ohio, rumor has it that Father Ray will once more visit Greeley Nebraska and San Antonio Texas. Stay tuned for the complete September 2018 USA schedule!

Recent Charity Concert

Last night Friday 22nd June I was special guest along with the fabulous Mary Byrne, The Kilmacud Crokes Choir, Mount Merrion Parish Choir, Kilmacud Parish Choir with soloist Joanne Harding at a major fundraising concert for Motor Neurons Disease research. The concert was hosted by the mighty Dancing Marty Morrissey of RTE. It was a sell out concert held at Kilmacud Church. Recently the Administrator of this Parish Very Rev Tony Coote Adm V F was diagnosed at the age of 51 with Motor Neurons Disease. As a result of his illness Fr Tony set up the charity WALK WHILE U CAN. It was an amazing night of entertainment and a real privilege to be invited to take part. PLEASE KEEP FR TONY IN YOUR PRAYERS. If you would like to support this worthwhile charity contact the email of the Parish kilmacudparish@eircom.net
In the photos you see Mary Byrne and myself and Fr Tony and me.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Message from Father Ray Kelly

A post BGT 2018 Message:


From the Official Facebook Page


And in case you don't "Facebook":

Father Ray Kelly is feeling blessed.
Thank you so much for all the messages of support I've had since last night's semi-final. I am feeling fine.
I have been pondering Simon Cowell’s comments from the show when he was talking about the very positive feedback he had received to my singing "Everybody Hurts"
I can only say that for myself, the messages and emails I have received from strangers who, in their despair, have been touched by my singing and have found hope has been extraordinary.
That indeed is the greatest positive of all about my Britain's Got Talentjourney. To touch people's lives with my singing is indeed a privilege in my ministry. To make a difference through a talent I enjoy so much is a very special bonus.
I have been truly blessed. The whole experience of BGT has been amazing, and it is something I shall never forget.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the Britain's Got Talent team and a thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to vote for me. God willing, my singing journey carries on!
Fr Ray

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Not a Dry Eye in the House! (or the BGT Audience) Father Ray Kelly Sings Go Rest High

Fr Ray Wows AGAIN!

With a glowing blue light behind him, a glorious choir backup and the blissful background of beautiful stained glass classical church windows, Father Ray Kelly brought tears to the BGT 2018 audience who could barely wait until the end to clamor and clap.
Fr Ray's rendition of Vince Gill's "Go Rest High" was so full of emotion that we're sure there was no dry eye in the house when he finished. Amazingly emotional, this song is always dedicated to Fr Ray's sister Regina who is now resting high after battling cancer. Fr Ray Kelly himself was emotional after the song and his voice resonated high against the choir background. A truly amazing performance!

The semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent 

...are done and here is the official BGT video of Father Ray's audition, we hope the UK voted!!!

And here is a clip of the show with preview of Father Ray Kelly's performance and the clamorous aftermath:


Source: YouTube/BGT, iTV Britain's Got Talent
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Britain's Got Talent (BGT) Friday Semi Final features Father Ray Kelly

Tune in to BGT and VOTE for Father Ray Kelly!


7:30pm GMT on ITV One: Britain's Got Talent

Download the app for Apple here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/britains-got-talent-2014/id509548795?mt=8

And for Android here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tellybug.talent.britain

This announcement from the official Facebook Page:



So I can finally tell you that I will be singing on Friday night’s semi-final of Britain's Got Talent. I will also be on tomorrow morning’s edition of Lorraine being interviewed by Christine Bleakley
Anybody who wants to vote for me in Ireland can vote for me on the following number 1514711007
In London, feeling the excitement


A nice touch from his fans
for GOOD LUCK!


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Father Ray Kelly ONward and UPward to the Semi-finals on Britain's Got Talent!

BGT Semifinals here we come!


From Father Ray:
"Tonight, Saturday, the 26th of May the judges of BGT Britain’s Got Talent announced who made it to the Semi Finales...... AND I'm so happy and over the moon I can tell you I'm one of them!!!!!
The semi finales are next week, starting Monday May 28th untill Friday June 1st.
At this very moment I do not know on which day I will do the semi finale. I will keep you posted on that, as well on the voting.
Thank you very much for all your support so far! It’s been very much appreciated! 
Father Ray!"

Great Article on joe.ie

Huge congratulations are in order.Father Ray Kelly has made it through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals.
The 64-year-old priest from Oldcastle, Co Meath became a viral sensation in 2014 after his special cover performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah captured hearts across the country.
He auditioned for Britain's Got Talent earlier this year, where he left judges and viewers alike with his rendition of R.E.M's Everybody Hurts.

Simon Cowell even ended up calling it "one of my favourite ever auditions."
It looks like we'll be set to see a lot more of Fr. Kelly, as Saturday night's episode showed him getting through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals.
Before it was his turn to take to the stage, he was seen telling another contestant:
"I have visions of going back to my parish and telling them I got through to Britain's Got Talent.  It would blow their minds, you know."
Alongside three other acts, the Meath native waited to hear the verdict. 
Amanda Holden was the one who got to deliver the good news, telling the performers: "Only on Britain's Got Talent could this line-up be possible. And we have come to a decision."
Turning directly to address Fr. Kelly, she said: "You better thank him upstairs, sir, because you're all through to the next round."
 He will now join the other 34 contestants who were selected as well as the five Golden Buzzers acts, who have already secured their place in the live semi-finals.

BGT on Twitter! Follow all the excitement to come





Media Links:

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0423/956442-irish-priest-applauded-at-mass-after-bgt-audition/

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0526/966193-irish-priest-through-to-bgt-semi-finals/

https://www.joe.ie/music/viral-singing-priest-father-ray-kelly-has-made-it-through-to-britains-got-talent-semi-finals-627460



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Friday, May 25, 2018

BGT Britain's Got Talent final auditions THIS Saturday May 26! Don't miss it

BGT Schedule Update



The final BGT auditions will air on Saturday 26th May, with the judges’ deliberations also happening in that episode.

Tune in at 8:00PM London time, watch on iTV!
http://www.itv.com/britainsgottalent


That’s when Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams get out the pictures of all the acts, spread them on a table and have a heated debate about which 40 performers will become BGT semi-finalists.



Oldcastle Agricultural Show
wishes Fr Ray best of luck!
Source: bgt, facebook.com
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