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11th Apr 2014

VIDEO – Hallelujah, The Performance From A Ten-Year-Old Girl That Inspired Father Ray Kelly

Sue Murphy

It’s probably fair to say that most of the country has heard of Father Ray Kelly, and even if you haven’t, you have most certainly heard him singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

When the priest spoke about the inspiration behind this song, he mentioned this wonderful performance from a young bridesmaid at a wedding. Ten-year-old Lucy Pitts O’Connor re-wrote the lyrics of the song for her godmother, Mary O’Connor’s wedding day.

This was filmed in 2010, Lucy is now 14. This is pretty amazing.

Hat tip to Justin Burke for sending this our way.