Monday, February 8, 2016

More Memories: Besties 2014, Father Ray Kelly Wins an Award

Fun Awards

Bet nobody outside Ireland knew about the "Besties" before this! These are the Irish Viral Video Awards and the video that started it all definitely took the top.
Here is Father Ray with his award and the message posted on Facebook about that and his (2015) upcoming concert in Dublin's Olympia Theater in February 2015.

(Posted on February 2015)

A personal message from Father Ray...

'Hello everyone. I hope you’re having a great weekend, whatever you’re up to.
Well it's less than two weeks to go before my BIG GIG at the Olympia in Dublin! My manager Gordon and my musical director have been here with me planning the programme and song selection for the show.
As we were preparing it I have to admit feeling very excited, but having feelings of anxiousness too. Oh I know it will be all right on the night, in fact I really believe it will be a great show on the night. So if there is a bit of heart-pounding in my chest, and butterflies in my stomach, then it's ok because I believe having those feelings is part of my body's way of helping me to do my best.
I got a lovely surprise this week too. I received a beautiful trophy. As you know my version of ‘Hallelujah’ at Chris & Leah’s wedding went viral, receiving over 40 million hits on YouTube (and still climbing!) So to mark that I won a 2014 Besties Award (the Irish Viral Video Awards for Ireland).
I have to say I love awards like that, something I will always have.
Stay safe, and hopefully I’ll be seeing some of you at the concert on the 19th'.
Father Ray.
Sound check photo at the Olympia Theater, Dublin 2015

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