November 30, 2023
Aideen O'Flaherty

A LOCAL choir of retired males has raised €8,500 for charity throughout their efficiency over the previous 4 weeks, they usually hope to boost much more as they sing within the county within the coming days.

The Newcastle-based Retired Lively Males’s Social (RAMS) choir, RAMS in Rhythm, consists of retired males aged 75 and over who’ve been performing within the county in latest weeks.

One of many cornerstones of RAMS in Rhythm’s performances is that they at all times do it for a great trigger, whether or not it is elevating cash for charity or bringing an additional sense of lightness to nursing residence settings.

On November 28, the band carried out on the Johnstown Backyard Middle to help the Kildare department of Down Syndrome Eire.

RAMS in Rhythm additionally launched its refreshing repertoire to customers at The Sq., Tallaght on December 2 and the next day, December 3 at The Mill Purchasing Centre, Clondalkin.

On December 10, the choir gave a efficiency on the Liffey Valley Mall that was vastly appreciated by customers and employees.

Matt Dowling of RAMS in Rhythm stated they “obtained an awesome response from customers, they usually had been very glad.

“It was nice to see all ages dancing down the aisle. What a beautiful Christmas ambiance there was on the Liffey Valley Centre.

“To the delight of little youngsters who loved ‘Rudolf the Purple-Nosed Reindeer’ immensely and introduced real smiles to their faces. Additionally, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to City’.”

RAMS on Rhythm’s Christmas Carol CD was on sale in any respect performances and the proceeds had been break up among the many group’s chosen charities.

Matt added: “Our newly launched CD has been an actual deal with for the numerous clients who’ve been so beneficiant with their donation and buy of CDs.

“Donations from the CDs might be donated to 4 charities earlier than Christmas, as now we have two extra tune halls to play earlier than we relieve ourselves after such a optimistic 12 months.”

The 4 chosen charities of the group are the Kildare department of Eire with Down Syndrome, St Vincent de Paul’s 4 Districts, Our Woman’s Hospice and the Capuchin Day Middle in Dublin.

RAMS in Rhythm will carry out on the Whitewater Mall in Newbridge on December 18 and can sing hymns at Coombe on December 19 from 4 pm to 9 pm.

The band’s final efficiency earlier than the break for Christmas and New Yr’s might be at Peamount Hospital, the place they will be singing from 11:00 a.m. on December 20.

RAMS on Rhythm’s 18-track Christmas Carol CD might be out there for a donation of €10 and could be bought at any of the upcoming occasions.

In case you are unable to attend the band’s occasions, you should purchase the CDs by contacting RAMS at Rhythm’s music director, Liam O’Donnell, on 087 265 5683.

“RAMS at Rhythm would additionally wish to acknowledge the nice assist and funding now we have obtained from South Dublin County Council,” Matt stated.

He stated the group additionally needed to thank “all of the facilities who’ve made us so welcome with their assist, hospitality and donations”.

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