Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stay tuned to Facebook for 2016 plans later in February

Something Brewing?

Announced on Facebook, stay tuned to for news on plans for 2016, later in February. Of course we are all hopeful for concerts or appearances near us, but remember to get your Passports renewed just in case travel is in order! We will patiently await the news.
Meanwhile, we may just be working on sprucing up the Biography page with some locale pictures and such, and perhaps dig up more interviews on the world wide web so keep an eye on those pages.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday! #TBT Some old pictures from Father Ray Kelly's page

First Album Where I Belong

Hallelujah! The beginning...

Throwback Thursday pictures, a random selection

The Kelly Family

In Australia

With brother Joe and pet lamb

In New York during Mission Appeal work

2014 Pilgrimage to Holy Land
bus is leaving!

Times Square 2015 for St Patrick's Day

With Granma

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Midwest USA May Get Some Irish Luck! Concert Near Chicago?

Concert Possible in Libertyville?

We love a good tease, seems Father Ray Kelly is mulling the possibility of coming to the USA for a concert March 13 near Chicago Illinois. Libertyville is around 35 miles from Chicago proper. Keep an eye on the official Facebook Page for concrete details. Be sure to let him know if you will attend and like the page while there.
We will add it to the Upcoming Concerts list when we know for sure where and when and how to get tickets, stay tuned!
Recent appearance at the Late Late Show, RTE One
Here is a link to the announcement on the Facebook Page:

January 31st Concert poster

And here again is the official poster announcing the upcoming benefit concert in Virginia, Ireland at the Ramor Theater. Busy 2016 so far for Father Ray, we wish him sellouts everywhere!

Where I Belong

And for those who cannot attend either concert, you can always listen to Father Ray Kelly's sweet voice through his CDs. If your Christmas mood has left you, there is the "other" CD, released in 2014 Where I Belong.

Link to HeartBeat Records in the US, the main distributor:

In Europe, you can pick it up through the Universal Records Store:

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Benefit Concert Announcement at the Ramor Theater January 31 2016

Another Good Cause Calling Father Ray Kelly

Father Ray Kelly in concert

Concert Announcement
Ramor Theatre presents
Fr. Ray Kelly 

31Jan20168:30 PM

Virginia, Co Cavan Ireland 049 8547074

Ramor Theater, Virginia, Co. Cavan Ireland
Over forty six million viewers have see the Youtube clip of Fr. Ray singing his version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at a wedding in Oldcastle since last Spring. He released his debut album ‘Where I belong’ in April. His Christmas album ‘An Irish Christmas Blessing’ was another great success for the humble parish priest who is just as bewildered at his shooting to stardom.
We are promised the same wonderful night’s entertainment shared by so many across the world. Fr. Ray is joined by the popular Colin Fahy

This concert is in aid of the work of the local division of Saint John Ambulance in their efforts to raise funds for a new ambulance.
Admission: €16 & €14
8:30 PM

From the Website


Main Street virginia co. Cavan Ireland
+353 (0)49 8547074
Ramor Theatre is the old Catholic Church situated on the left hand side of the road as you enter the town from the Dublin Road.
By Car
Parking facilities are available on Main Street and on New Street. We advise you to travel early pre-show and avoid any possible delays while parking.
By Bus
The main Cavan-Dublin Bus Service runs daily and the Bus Stop is on Main Street less than 50 yards away from the Ramor Theatre. For public transport timetables and information please visit the Bus Eireann homepage.

Ticket Information

Tickets can only be reserved in advance if accompanied by a payment. Reservations can be made by the following methods:
You can now book on-line for any show by clicking on HERE. Cavan County Council will appear on your credit card statement for this transaction.
In Person 
The box office is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00am-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm on the night of a show.
By Phone 
Box Office: (049) 8547074. Payment over phone can be made by Visa Access Mastercard and Laser. The theatre charges no additional fees on card bookings. Tickets will be held at box office for collection on night of show.
By Post
To Box Office, Ramor Theatre, Virginia. Cheques and postal orders made payable to Ramor Theatre. Booking will only be made when payment is received. Tickets will be held at box office for collection. Please also enclose a contact phone number.
By Email 
Theatre Email address is Please send details of which event you wish to book together with your phone number and we will contact you. Please do not include credit card details in your email.

Performances begin at 8:30pm and patrons are requested to be seated 15 minutes before performance. Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Theatre has facilities for hear impaired and wheelchair access. Please notify booking staff of any special requirements or assistance you may need when booking your ticket.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sneak a Peek at the Lady Lake Concert in Florida USA 2015

Those Sneaky iPhones!

We came across a few videos of the 2015 Lady Lake Florida Concert at St Timothy Church. The concert took place Thursday November 19 2015 and was a sellout. After contacting the Church we learned that the concert had not been recorded by the Church cameras, however there seem to be plenty of phone-video-recording going on. These nine (9!) videos were posted by Kim Hollis on a dedicated YouTube Channel. Thank you Kim!

Lady Lake, Florida, Father Ray Kelly in Concert

Here are a couple of our favorites and following the link to the YouTube Channel and the rest of the videos. Some have now been added to our Video Vault.

Dedicated YouTube Channel Lady Lake Concert by Kim Hollis

Source:, Kim Hollis Channel
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Odds and Ends, a Bit of History

The Deal

On August 14, 2014 Father Ray Kelly announced a record deal with Universal Music Ireland. The "deal maker" (presumably) was more flexibility on their part in order for Fr Ray to keep to his duties as Parish Priest of St. Brigid's Church in Oldcastle. Universal also built him a recording box right in the parish house so that he could record between sermons!

Here is a link to the Facebook post:

Danny Boy

Father Ray Kelly in New York
St Patrick's Day, March 17 of 2015 found Father Ray Kelly in New York City USA promoting his newly released album Where I Belong. Aside from marching in the St. Patrick's Parade with the Oldcastle, Meath assembly, Fr Ray made an appearance early in the morning at the Fox Studios during the Fox and Friends morning hour. Graciously and appropriately, he sang Danny Boy to start everyone's St Patrick's Day on a very Irish mood.

Here is the link to the video on Fox News Facebook page:

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Benefit Concert Coming up February 15

Save the Date!

Another appearance for the Irish, sounds like it is going to be a fun time!
Posted on Facebook by Sean Denihan.
A date for your diary. Monday 15th February Country Comes to Town at the Woodlands Hotel Adare. All in memory of Mossie and Pauline Histon.

On the poster:
In Memory of Mossie & Pauline Histon

Country Comes to Town
at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare (Co. Limerick)
February 15th 2016

Featuring 10 great country acts:
Louise Morrissey
Marc Roberts
Dave Lawlor
Fr. Ray Kelly
June Rodgers
Seanie Gleeson
PM Murrihy
Martin Byrne

Tickets €15 on the door on the night
Doors Open 8PM
Dancing from 9PM

All proceeds to: Mid Western Cancer Foundation

LINK to the post

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Father Ray Kelly in St Brigid's Church

St Brigid's Church and Live Cameras

Photo credit Paul Connors

When Father Ray Kelly isn't singing, rehearsing, giving interviews or making live appearances, he is conducting his duties as Parish Priest of St Brigid's Church in Oldcastle, County Meath Ireland. Really when his singing career "hit" he inherited a second full-time job.

Through the magic of the internet, everyone can tune in to the live cameras at the Church in St Brigid's and "attend" live mass. Everyone can get to know Father Ray through his words of guidance during services. The schedule of services is right below the photo in this page:

Nativity Scene at St Brigid's

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone kept the Christmas spirit close to their hearts for the entire year after?Imagine everyone continuing to reach out to family and friends with gifts or simply a little love, phone calls and visits. Imagine the spirit of giving and generosity living on in everyone's hearts.
As the year turns into "normalcy" Father Ray Kelly shares a photo of the Nativity display in the church. Thank you Fr Ray for the picture and Dorothy LeBlanc for posting on Facebook.

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