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Watch this talented Irish priest surprise a couple at their wedding with a beautiful custom-made Leonard Cohen cover

2014-04-10 10:26

Dublin - 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 Reverend Ray Kelly's altar-side performance has shot to the top of YouTube in Ireland with more than 2.3 million viewings since it was posted on 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.

Watch the performance:

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