Reverend Elvis walks Belfast peaceline

Published Saturday, 22 February 2014
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An Elvis-impersonating church minister has walked the peacelines of Belfast to promote peace and reconciliation.

Reverend Elvis walks Belfast peaceline
It comes ahead of a special concert on 5 April. (© Pacemaker)

Reverend Andy Kelso - also known as Reverend Elvis - donned his blue suede shoes as he made his way up the Falls Road and down the Shankill Road on Saturday afternoon.

The professional Elvis impersonator and Church of England minster sang at various locations including at North Belfast New Life City Church, which straddles the diving wall.

"I'm here because Reverend Jack Lamb of Townsend Street Presbyterian flew over to see one of my concerts before Christmas and thought it would be a great thing to draw Catholics and Protestants - because they have a love of Elvis Presley - together," Rev Kelso said.

"We wanted to get out on the streets and bring some love, peace and joy to Belfast so we came up with this idea of walking the peacelines, meeting people and singing a few songs."

The walk was one of a series of events to promote peace-building and all the profits are going to the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

Rev Elvis will be back in Belfast getting all shook up on 5 April for a special concert at Townsend Street Presbyterian.

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7 Comments
RIC in Tyrone wrote (298 days ago):
What about the Elvis song, Its now,or ever maybe speed things up.
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (298 days ago):
Idiot !
NOT CONVINCED in Belfast wrote (299 days ago):
It should be the Rev. Johnny Cash who 'walks the line', not Elvis. However, if this is a real reverend he should be portraying and presenting Christ to the people, not dressing up like an eejit.
willielad in belfast wrote (299 days ago):
looks more like uncle andy from give my head peace
Shore rd in Belfast wrote (299 days ago):
Just when i thought it couldnt get any madder in belfast elvis makes an apperance
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