Monday, August 28, 2017

September USA Father Ray Kelly Tour Begins Soon!

First Two Stops:

Marshfield Massachusetts and Montpelier Vermont

Get your tickets now! Links below, on the Facebook page, and on the Songkick Sidebar on this blog.
The July concerts were near full capacity and some Standing Room Only, a wonderful experience by all fan accounts. Many faithful fans will again travel the US near and far to catch one or two Father Ray Kelly concerts.
Here we go!

September 9 and September 10
Marshfield, Massachusetts
South Shore Irish Festival

http://www.southshoreirishfestival.com/



September 12
Montpelier Vermont
Christ Church of Montpelier

64 State Street
Montpelier, VT, US



Source: SouthShoreIrishFestival.com, Yapsody.com
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back in the USA! September Around the Corner and so is Father Ray Kelly

Bit of News Coverage from Nebraska


By Marty Callahan

There have been many Kelly’s that have been part of Greeley area history the past century plus. But this year 
is a very special and unique visitor Kelly arriving in Greeley for the Irish Festival in September.
Fr. Ray Kelly, a Catholic priest from Ireland who gained international fame with his surprise rendition of Hallelujah performed during a wedding he was officiating, will be gracing the festival grounds on  September 16th.
Fr. Ray told the Citizen this week that he has never been to Nebraska. “I am so delighted and excited about being a guest performer at Greeley. It seems to be a festival that has grown year to year in the past decade.”
Before Fr. Ray arrives in Greeley he will be in concert in Boston, Vermont and Baltimore. He will then head to Toledo, Ohio to wrap up his tour.
Fr. Ray was ordained a priest in June of 1989 in his home parish/village of Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath. This year he celebrated 28 years in priesthood. He comes from a musically inclined family and says that he almost feels guilty to be gaining so much attention as a singer as that wasn’t and isn’t his main goal in life. He explained, “This chance to share my music has come to my door.”
It was actually Fr. Ray’s tour manager that had heard of the growing Greeley Irish Festival and who made contact with the local festival committee.
Fr. Ray will not only be bringing his very famous singing voice, but his charisma to the festival as well. He stated,
“One of the things that I love to do while I am on tour is to meet and greet people during and after the shows. I love to have photos taken with them and enjoy signing my CD music. It is important to have time for people!”
Like many of the others that have graced the stage at the Greeley Irish Festival, a strong Irish brogue can be detected with Fr. Ray’s conversation. There is will be no question as to where this entertainer is from.
Fr. Ray will be tentatively performing from 3:20-3:50 in the afternoon and from 6:10- 6:45 in the Central Valley Auditorium.
He will also be providing music from 7:40-8 p.m. between two of the main stage groups on the main festival grounds.
Fr. Kelly reiterated that he is very happy to be coming to Greeley. “I very much look forward to being a part of and enjoying this great Irish Festival!”

September Schedule, Get Your Tickets!

September 9 and September 10
Marshfield, Massachusetts
South Shore Irish Festival
http://www.southshoreirishfestival.com/
Tickets Page Click here

September 12
Montpelier Vermont
Christ Church of Montpelier
64 State Street
Montpelier, VT, US
Tickets: https://tlcarts.yapsody.com/event/index/89336/father-ray-kelly-concert

September 14
Baltimore Maryland
Amy's Place
5517 Ritchie Hwy
Brooklyn Park, MD
Tickets: http://www.songkick.com/concerts/30327564-father-ray-kelly-at-amys-place

September 16
Greeley Nebraska
Greeley Irish Festival
http://greeleyirishfestival.com/


September 19th
Toledo Ohio
Toledo Ohio's Historic Church of St. Patrick
http://www.stpatshistoric.org/

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Watch Teaser Video and Reserve Your Seats Father Ray Kelly 2017 USA Tour Continues

Trailer for the Upcoming USA Tour!

This beautiful video is only a taste of a full concert performance, be sure to make plans to attend one of Father Ray Kelly's upcoming concerts.

Following Fr Ray ...from the LIVE Performance @ Timucua July 29 ~ Enjoy
https://www.facebook.com/TLC-Arts-Entertainment-1383459041711912/

Father Ray Kelly at Timucua from Benoit Glazer on Vimeo.


Not Done Yet! September 2017 Calendar

Father Ray Kelly filled nearly every venue to capacity on the first leg of his 2017 USA Tour. Reserve your tickets NOW so you don't miss one of his energetic and mesmerizing performances.
Calendar, tickets and venue links through Songkick on sidebar of this blog and below:

September 9 and September 10
Marshfield, Massachusetts
South Shore Irish Festival
http://www.southshoreirishfestival.com/

September 12
Montpelier Vermont

September 14
Baltimore Maryland
Amy's Place
5517 Ritchie Hwy
21225
Brooklyn Park, MD
Tickets: http://www.songkick.com/concerts/30327564-father-ray-kelly-at-amys-place

September 16
Greeley Nebraska
Greeley Irish Festival


September 19th
Toledo Ohio


Back by Popular demand to Toledo Ohio's Historic Church of St. Patrickhttp://www.stpatshistoric.org/

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Deutschland! Fr Ray Kelly On German TV and Top Mover in Amazon.de

Television Appearance in Germany

On Wednesday August 2, Father Ray Kelly was featured in a German program "The Most Incredible Careers in the World", here is the announcement and we will look for the clip if it becomes available:
Father Ray Kelly zu sehen am Mittwoch, den 02.08.2017, 20.15 - 23.00 Uhr auf SAT1 " Die 21 Schlagzeilen - Die unglaublichesten Karrieren der Welt 

Father Ray Kelly can be seen on Wednesday, 02.08.2017, 20.15 - 23.00 on SAT1 "The 21 Headlines - The most incredible careers in the world
https://www.sat1.de/

Amazon.de Top Mover!

And possibly as a consequence of that Television program, in the past 24 hours Fr Ray became a top mover in the Amazon Germany charts with both his "Where I Belong" album and the Christmas CD "An Irish Christmas Blessing". Here is the complete article in German and translated to English (via Google translate).
Thank you super-fan Nicole Burkhardt for the news tip!




English Translation
Heavenly Voice: Singing priest storms the Amazon charts

03.08.2017, 14:45
BY EDITOR CHIP
Father Ray Kelly is a member of the online communities on Youtube and Amazon. With his angelic voice, the Irish pastor "Father Ray Kelly" could inspire millions of Youtube users. During the record, the singing clergyman from Oldcastle stormed the Amazon charts, also with a - for the season - rather unusual album.
"Music is part of my family, it has always been in my genes," Father Ray Kelly reticently remarks, as one would expect from a priest, in his interviews, to address his singing arts. For him, it was nothing special when, in the spring of 2014, during a typical wedding ceremony, he presented a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", which had been translated to the bridal couple. For the guests present, however, it was the great surprise of the ceremony. Within a few hours a video recording of the singing pastor landed on YouTube and became a viral success. Just a few days after its upload the video was played over 20 million times, until today (July 2017) there are over 57 million views, which made the pastor famous far beyond the limits of his contemplative church community.
From the singing pastor to the chart-striker
Not least to meet the huge demand of his vocal interpretations, Father Ray Kelly recorded the album "Where I Belong" that same year. Of his revenues, the priest partly donates to the "St. Patrick's Society for Foreign Missions, "where he began his spiritual career. In 2015 he fulfilled his long-cherished wish with the release of his Christmas album "An Irish Christmas Blessing".
The online shop Amazon also reflects the popularity of the priest. While parts of Germany are groaning under the great heat this summer, Ray Kelly managed to land on the pole positions of the Amazon climbs with his Christmas album as well as with his first work in the last 24 hours. The evaluations of the online community speak a clear language: they will probably keep their pastor's faith in the future.
The works of Father Ray Kelly, published so far, are available for purchase on CD, as well as for Amazon Music Unlimited for streaming. The latter offer, interested CHIP users can currently test 60 days exclusively and free of charge. You can find all information on the offer in this article.

Original Article:
Himmlische Stimme: Singender Pfarrer stürmt die Amazon-Charts

03.08.2017, 14:45
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VON REDAKTION CHIP
Pfarrer Ray Kelly beigeistert die Online-Gemeinden auf Youtube und Amazon. (Bild: ivtitaionlovejesus/YouTube)Mit seiner engelsgleichen Stimme konnte der irische Pfarrer „Father Ray Kelly“ schon Millionen Youtube-User begeistern. Während des Rekordsommers stürmt der singende Geistliche aus Oldcastle nun die Amazon-Charts, auch mit einem - für die Jahreszeit - eher ungewöhnlichen Album.


„Musik ist Teil meiner Familie, sie war immer in meinen Genen,“ entgegnet Father Ray Kelly zurückhaltend, wie man es von einem Pfarrer erwarten würde, wenn man ihn in Interviews auf seine Gesangskünste anspricht. Für ihn war es demnach nichts Besonderes als er im Frühjahr 2014 während einer typischen Hochzeitszeremonie eine, auf das Brautpaar umgeschriebene, Version von Leonard Cohens „Hallelujah“ zum Besten gab. Für die anwesenden Gäste hingegen, war es die große Überraschung der Zeremonie. Innerhalb weniger Stunden landete eine Videoaufnahme des singenden Pfarrers auf YouTube und avancierte zum viralen Erfolg. Schon wenige Tage nach seinem Upload wurde das Video über 20 Millionen Mal abgespielt, bis heute (Juli 2017) sind es über 57 Millionen Views, die den Pfarrer weit über die Grenzen seiner beschaulichen Kirchengemeinde berühmt machten.

Vom singenden Pfarrer zum Chart-Stürmer
Nicht zuletzt um der gewaltigen Nachfrage seiner gesanglichen Interpretationen gerecht zu werden, nahm Father Ray Kelly noch im selben Jahr das Album „Where I Belong“ auf. Dessen Erlöse, spendet der Pfarrer zum Teil an die „St. Patrick’s Gesellschaft für auswärtige Missionen“, wo er seine geistliche Karriere  begann. 2015 erfüllte er sich mit der Veröffentlichung seines Weihnachtsalbums „An Irish Christmas Blessing“ einen lang gehegten Wunsch.
Auch der Online-Shop Amazon spiegelt die Beliebtheit des Pfarrers wider. Während Teile Deutschlands diesen Sommer unter der großen Hitze ächzen, gelang es Ray Kelly in den letzten 24 Stunden sowohl mit seinem Weihnachtsalbum, als auch mit seinem Erstlingswerk auf den Pole-Positions der Amazon Aufsteiger-Charts zu landen. Die Bewertungen der Online-Gemeinde sprechen dabei eine klare Sprache: Sie wird ihrem Pfarrer wohl auch in Zukunft die Treue halten.
Die bisher erschienenen Werke von Father Ray Kelly stehen beim Online-Händler zum Kauf auf CD, wie auch bei Amazon Music Unlimited zum Streamen bereit. Letzteres Angebot, können interessierte CHIP-User derzeit 60 Tage exklusiv und kostenlos testen. Alle Informationen zu dem Probeangebot finden Sie in diesem Artikel.





Source: http://www.chip.de/news/Himmlische-Stimme-Singender-Pfarrer-stuermt-die-Amazon-Charts_120066628.html


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