Monday, December 19, 2016

Thank you and Merry Christmas everyone!

Concert at St Brigid's

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates, photos and maybe a video of Sunday's concert at St Brigid's Church. Thank you all for tuning in or attending in person!

This video from Meath Chronicle on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/meathchronicle/






CDs and DVD



 DVD A Christmas Concert form the Heart of Ireland

Father Ray Kelly in concert at St Brigid's Church in Oldcastle 2015 singing an enchanting collection of Christmas classics to his parish and all of us!

In the USA you can get this wonderful DVD from HeartBeat Records and they also ship worldwide.

Newly added, see the post below, you can now get the DVD direct from Oldcastle Ireland! shipped even cheaper, especially anywhere in the EU.
To Get A Christmas Concert from the heart of Ireland DVD
Contact Esther Coyle at estercoyle@gmail.com
COST OF DVD €10.00 + €1.50 Worldwide
Ireland is €10.00 + 72cent P+P

CDs An Irish Christmas Blessing and Where I Belong


Available in USA at HeartBeat Records and they are now having a special when purchased together with the DVD! 
An Irish Christmas Blessing
1.    An Irish Christmas Blessing
2.    Little Drummer Boy3.    When A Child Is Born4.    I’ll Be Home For Christmas5.    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)6.    Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace7.    Joy Has Dawned8.    O Holy Night9.    Mary Did You Know?10.    Saviour’s Day11.    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas12.    Come All Ye Faithful13.    Silent Night


Amazon.com has both CDs and also in Amazon music. Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=father+ray+kelly
Where I Belong
 1. Hallelujah
2. Everybody Hurts
3. Galway Bay
4. How Marvelous
5. Where I Belong
6. Together Forever
7. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
8. Tears in Heaven
9. O Danny Boy
10. Amazing Grace



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Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Concert! December 18 St Brigid's Church in Oldcastle

It's The Most Wonderful Time...


Once again, Father Ray Kelly and Special Friends will delight Oldcastle with the annual Christmas Concert. Niece Tara Kelly and brother Joe Kelly once more will accompany Fr Ray as well as the children's choir, many more guests!

Mark your calendars
December 18th 7:30 PM St Brigid's Church, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland




DVD A Concert from the Heart of Ireland
CD An Irish Christmas Blessing
available from



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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cork Concert Highlights and Message from Father Ray Kelly

Message from Father Ray




For those who don't have Facebook accounts, here is the entire text:
"What a trip down memory lane I had on Monday last as I performed in the Opera House In Cork. As a Civil Servant back in the 70's I spend many hours and days working in Cork in Collins Barracks in the Command Cashiers office filling in on Holiday duty, during those years I would have frequented the Opera House for many shows and pantomimes. Then, in 1983 to 1985 I spent 2 years living in Cork in the seminary, training for priesthood. The seminary was located near Douglas on the Rochestown Rd, and the building is now the Rochestown Park Hotel. So it was lovely to be back in one of my favourite cities.
Thank you to all who made my concert at the Opera House so memorable. Thanks to Pat Egan promotions team for organising the event, advertising it and promoting it. The background team at the Opera House were so helpful and courteous all through the event, so thank you guys. James, Andrew, Dave and Brendan were the musicians on the night and they were just magic, creating that special sound for me.
After her experience of the National Concert Hall, I knew my niece Tara and got the bug and I was so delighted when she agreed and accompanied me once again, thanks Ta. And having Maria Butterly back on stage again as my special guest was such a joy to have and listen to, she is such a beautiful songwriter and singer. I wish her great success on her wonderful album Blue Mandolin. Gordon my UK manager flew in for the event and was busy promoting my CD's and DVD, so thanks Gordon for all your work. I was delighted to see Paul Connors there again because I knew his camera would be on standby ready to capture some of the show and share it, thanks Paul. After the show, I met so many of my friends from my days in Cork in the 70's and 80's, and ye know they all look younger looking. Hallelujah! Merry Christmas everyone."

Cork Concert Highlights

In addition to the Live Feeds! from Paul Connors during the Cork Concert, here are some photos. Check the Facebook page for the live feeds, worth a look!
Cork Opera House

Father Ray Kelly in action

That smile...

With old pals

The incomparable Tara Kelly and Maria Butterly with Fathe Ray

Father Ray Kelly



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Concert is Coming December 18

Cork Concert Highlights

If you have been keeping an eye on the official Facebook page, then you got some live highlights of the Cork Concert. Check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/FatherRayKelly

Here is a couple of favorites:



Christmas Concert Upcoming

The annual Christmas carol Concert on 18th December at 7.30pm , in Saint Brigid's Church , Oldcastle County Meath. Stay tuned for details!

And if you can't go, there is the Christmas CD and the Christmas DVD, available from 
Available in USA at HeartBeat Records and they are now having a special when purchased together with the DVD! 
or 
To Get A Christmas Concert from the heart of Ireland DVD
Contact Esther Coyle at estercoyle@gmail.com
COST OF DVD €10.00 + €1.50 Worldwide

Ireland is €10.00 + 72cent P+P






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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cork Concert Just Around the Corner, Don't Miss It!!!

Cork Opera House Concert 2016-12-05

Here is a preview of Father Ray Kelly and his niece Tara Kelly also appearing in the upcoming Cork Concert. Other guests include Maria Butterly and of course, the boys band!
Ticket info:

https://www.corkoperahouse.ie/event/hallelujah-evening-fr-ray-kelly-musicians/2016-12-05/




Father Ray Kelly CDs and DVD

DVD A Christmas Concert form the Heart of Ireland

Father Ray Kelly in concert at St Brigid's Church in Oldcastle 2015 singing an enchanting collection of Christmas classics to his parish and all of us!

In the USA you can get this wonderful DVD from HeartBeat Records and they also ship worldwide.

Newly added, see the post below, you can now get the DVD direct from Oldcastle Ireland! shipped even cheaper, especially anywhere in the EU.
To Get A Christmas Concert from the heart of Ireland DVD
Contact Esther Coyle at estercoyle@gmail.com
COST OF DVD €10.00 + €1.50 Worldwide
Ireland is €10.00 + 72cent P+P


CDs An Irish Christmas Blessing and Where I Belong


Available in USA at HeartBeat Records and they are now having a special when purchased together with the DVD! 

Amazon.com has both CDs and also in Amazon music. Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=father+ray+kelly





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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Shopping?: Places to Buy Father Ray Kelly CDs and DVD



 DVD A Christmas Concert form the Heart of Ireland

Father Ray Kelly in concert at St Brigid's Church in Oldcastle 2015 singing an enchanting collection of Christmas classics to his parish and all of us!

In the USA you can get this wonderful DVD from HeartBeat Records and they also ship worldwide.

Newly added, see the post below, you can now get the DVD direct from Oldcastle Ireland! shipped even cheaper, especially anywhere in the EU.
To Get A Christmas Concert from the heart of Ireland DVD
Contact Esther Coyle at estercoyle@gmail.com
COST OF DVD €10.00 + €1.50 Worldwide
Ireland is €10.00 + 72cent P+P


CDs An Irish Christmas Blessing and Where I Belong


Available in USA at HeartBeat Records and they are now having a special when purchased together with the DVD! 

Amazon.com has both CDs and also in Amazon music. Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=father+ray+kelly
Where I Belong
 1. Hallelujah
2. Everybody Hurts
3. Galway Bay
4. How Marvelous
5. Where I Belong
6. Together Forever
7. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
8. Tears in Heaven
9. O Danny Boy
10. Amazing Grace

An Irish Christmas Blessing
1.    An Irish Christmas Blessing
2.    Little Drummer Boy3.    When A Child Is Born4.    I’ll Be Home For Christmas5.    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)6.    Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace7.    Joy Has Dawned8.    O Holy Night9.    Mary Did You Know?10.    Saviour’s Day11.    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas12.    Come All Ye Faithful13.    Silent Night






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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Natural Showman! Father Ray Kelly in Concert at the Opera House in Cork Ireland

Fabulous Natural Showman

Don't take our word for it, watch this and see Father Ray Kelly in person yourself. Get your tickets now! for an Evening with Father Ray Kelly and guests when he plays his concert in Cork Opera house on Monday ,December 5th at 8.00pm. Also performing on the night, Maria Butterly and Tara Kelly, as well as the boys in the band.

Cork Concert December 5th, Cork Opera House, Cork Ireland

Click for tickets!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From Father Ray to All the Fans - Missed Dublin? Come to Cork!


From the Official Facebook Page 

(We enhanced with photos by Paul Connors)
"It was such an enjoyable time for me to entertain in my first ever appearance at The National Concert Hall, Dublin on Sunday night November 13th!
A BIG thank you to all who made the night so memorable for me. 
 
First of all to the Pat Egan Promotion Team for spearheading the event, advertising it and promoting it.
To all the background team at The National Concert Hall for their help and courtesy throughout the evening.
The boys in the band: James, Andrew, Davey and Brendan for their beautiful sound and to Adrian Garry for all his help in bringing everything together. It was so delightful to see all the young chamber choir from St Oliver Post Primary School under the direction of Dara McSweeney, their harmonies were just spectacular, thank you Dara.


To my niece Tara Kelly for taking to the boards after many years and for sharing her beautiful voice, thanks Ta.
I think my special guest Maria Butterly Country was absolutely wonderful, she is such a gifted singer and songwriter, hope we can do it again Maria.
Thank you Paul Connors for all the lovely pictures and videos! So nice to have them!
A special thank you to all my family and friends who support me throughout the last few years and especially to my special pals from USA, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland and UK who traveled over for this event, thank you for your friendship.

I now look forward to heading to the Opera House in Cork, in 3 weeks time, on December 5th. I am really looking forward to it.
Thank you all, once again!" 
Father Ray Kelly

Cork Concert December 5th, Cork Opera House, Cork Ireland

Click for tickets!
Looks like Maria Butterly will once more join Father Ray Kelly, this from her Facebook Page:



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Monday, November 14, 2016

So Much More...And No Rest for the Weary, Cork Concert Upcoming

Dublin 2016, National Concert Hall

Father Ray Kelly Concert More Videos and Pictures

Watch a clip of Father Ray singing Ellis Island, a traditional Irish song during the concert:

More pictures





Other Performers

And we have some insight on who performed alongside Father Ray.
Tara Kelly, Father Ray's niece has a most wonderful voice and a history of singing with Fr Ray as in the album Simply Me, an album recorded to raise money for charity. Recording took place in Oldcastle and included niece Tara and brother Joe.

Tara Kelly

Joe Kelly (left), Tara Kelly (middle)

Another performer was Maria Butterly, here is her Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Maria-Butterly-Country-448471678607511/
Maria Butterly performing

Maria Butterly and the famous Paul Connors, unofficial
publicist and photographer and all around great guy.
We owe Paul gratitude for all these great photos and videos!!!


Brilliant Night, the Sequel!

Again from Paul Connors Facebook page (the unofficial superb publicist/photographer/videographer for Father Ray Kelly), we get this announcement: 
Mark this in your diary , Hallelujah – An Evening with Fr Ray Kelly & His Musicians , Cork Opera House , Monday 5th December , where you can hear this wonderful line up again..A lovely Christmas present idea for someone. 
Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork City, Cork, Ireland

Here is the link to purchase tickets: 
https://www.corkoperahouse.ie/event/hallelujah-evening-fr-ray-kelly-musicians/2016-12-05/




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Sunday, November 13, 2016

"A Brilliant Night!" Dublin National Concert Hall 2016

Father Ray Kelly in Concert

Thank you Paul Connors for promptly uploading a batch of pictures to Facebook. Keep an eye on the Official Facebook Page for more photos. We love these!

The Album Fr Ray Kelly, National Concert Hall on Facebook courtesy Paul Connors

National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland

Father Ray Kelly (middle) with fans

About to start...

Lights...

That palpable "energy" everyone talks about!

Duet with Tara Kelly, niece of Father Ray

There is the much talked about New Band!

Signing CDs

Barkeep!? I'll have a double!!!


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