Ireland's wedding-singer priest an Internet hitApril 9, 2014 @ 1:37 pm
DUBLIN (AP) -- Father's got talent.
An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at their wedding.
Video of the Rev. Ray Kelly's altar-side performance has shot to the top of YouTube in Ireland with more than 240,000 viewings since it was posted Monday following the weekend nuptials of Chris and Leah O'Kane.
The parish priest in the town of Oldcastle, northwest of Dublin, started his version with the words: "We join together here today, to help two people on their way, as Leah and Chris start their life together."
Kelly wins laughter midway as he raises his eyebrows at the stunned couple, and offers a playful wink at the end.
Kelly's performance: http://bit.ly/1qmWLNv
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Seattle Police Department is holding its first-ever "hackathon" with 35 tech experts
'It Was My Turn'
K.J. Wright has signed a $27 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.