Oldcastle GFC are hosting a Hallelujah Concert featuring Fr Ray Kelly and many other local artists on Friday at 8.30pm in the new Community Show Hall.
This is a fundraiser for the newly refurnished Community Show Hall. Tickets are €15 and are selling fast as the interest in phenomenal. It promises to be a great night of entertainment following Fr Ray recent success - he has now over 33 million hits on YouTube, the highest Irish viewing so far.
A possible recording contract is on the cards for Fr Ray Kelly, who has become world-famous in just a couple of weeks.
Recording companies are vying with each other over him and he will perform at a charity concert in New York next month, but this weekend he is performing at home in Oldcastle.
He has also agreed to perform in New York at an Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform fundraising cultural evening on 13th May along with a host of other Irish music talents at the Town Hall in Manhattan.
Fr Ray became an internet sensation when a video of him singing a version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ at a wedding in Oldcastle on 5th April was uploaded to the internet and went viral.
Since then many other wedding couples and parishioners have uploaded clips of him singing and he has had requests from news and TV outlets around the world for interviews, invitations from couples from as far away as Durban and Japan to officiate at their weddings and he has received approaches about a recording contract and a possible movie.
Tickets for Friday night’s concert can be purchased from the following numbers 087-2800816, 087-9019901,087-6192297 and can also be bought at the door.
See Fr Ray sing 'Your Raise Me Up' here..... ">