Father Ray Kelly releases music video for Irish classic, 'Danny Boy'

Internet sensation Father Ray Kelly released the music video for his single, "Danny Boy," on Tuesday – coinciding perfectly with St. Patrick's Day.

The 100-year-old song is part of Irish folklore, and the ballad is made more touching by Kelly's inclusion of lyrics against the serene visuals.

"It's one of those traditional Irish songs," Father Ray said. "I was really delighted to be able to record it."

"Danny Boy" is one of the songs on his debut album with Universal Records, Where I Belong. The release has been a hit with fans of the priest overseas, and was recently released in the US.

Father Ray gained worldwide fame when his personalised rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" went viral last spring, although he still maintains his role as a parish leader in Oldcastle, Meath.

Where I Belong also features the Celtic classics "Galway Bay" and "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears," original and cover songs including R.E.M.'s "Everbody Hurts" and Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven," and hymns recorded in Father Ray's home at St. Brigid's Catholic Church.

More videos and perhaps even an American tour are in store for the singing priest in the coming months.

"Hopefully I will get to perform a concert in the US, and the album will carry the songs of God's heart to all that will hear," Father Ray told Christian Today last month. "That's my wish really. A lot of the songs are prayerful as well on this album, and I hope that they will touch a chord with people. That's the important thing for me."

Watch the music video for "Danny Boy" above, and follow Father Ray on Facebook and Twitter. Where I Belong is available worldwide in major digital and physical retail stores.