After many months of practice and singing the RAMS in Rhythm finally launched their first Christmas Carol CD. The venue for the launch was with kind permission of the Mill Shopping Centre Clondalkin. Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Emma Murphy launched the event. The Mayor spoke very highly of the excellent support that the RAMS give to many various charities, and the great joy they bring to events, including Peamount Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital, local nursing homes, fundraising events in shopping centres, for their nominated charities; SVP Local Branch, Down Syndrome, Our Lady’s Hospice and Capuchin Fathers. Proceeds from the sale of the cd’s will be donated to the four charities before Christmas.
The group also welcomed Deputy Emer Higgins and Cllr Shirley O Hara, who too joined in all the fun, and celebrations. The atmosphere in The Mill Centre was “electric” with so many of the shoppers gathering around, and enjoying the launch, and the fun. Many shoppers line dancing, doing a sing along, and getting into the spirit of Christmas. Diners in the Dunnes cafe, all clapped along to the new release of our Carols on the CD. Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, was such a favourite with the young children, as was “I saw Mammy kissing Santa Claus” The RAMS in Rhythm Cd contains eighteen of our favourite Christmas songs. The Cd is now on sale. Discs are available from Musical Director Mr Liam O Donnell, by calling 0872655683.
The launch of the Cd, also coincided with the fundraising for the Capuchin Day Centre Dublin. With Fr.Kevin of the Capuchin Fathers, calling out to wish the RAMS well with the sale of our Cd’s. A total of €2455 was donated to the Capuchin Day centre, from the generosity of the customers, staff, and the premises of the Mill Centre.
The RAMS in Rhythm consist of 13 members, all senior men – Matt Dowling, Ciaran Dowling, Liam O Donnell, Jim Nolan, Ray O Haire, Amby Maloney, Paddy Becton, Sean Keane, Jim Dwan, Lorcan Ryan, Foxy, Brian Tierney and Pat Weldon. Members range in age from 75 years of age to 89 years of age. The RAMS in Rhythm have many engagements now before Christmas, including the Square Shopping Centre on Saturday 2nd December from 12 noon, to 3 pm. Many thanks to all the patrons who purchased the cd, and to all their Families who came out to support, and to the local shops who were most generous.