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'The Magic of Christmas' features Ronnie Drew

Published 25/11/2004 | 00:11

A CD featuring a local boys school choir and legendary Irish musician Ronnie Drew was launched in Bray earlier this week. 'The Magic of Christmas' is a selection of Christmas songs and traditional ballads which features the voices of 387 boys from St Cronan's Boys National School, as well as guests appearances by Ronnie Drew, soprano Sarah Power and traditional Irish music grou

St. Cronan's choir launches new CD

A CD featuring a local boys school choir and legendary Irish musician Ronnie Drew was launched in Bray earlier this week.

'The Magic of Christmas' is a selection of Christmas songs and traditional ballads which features the voices of 387 boys from St Cronan's Boys National School, as well as guests appearances by Ronnie Drew, soprano Sarah Power and traditional Irish music group Comhaltas.

The 13 track CD was launched in the school on Monday night last and is now available direct from St Cronan's or at selected music stores throughout Bray.

'The St Cronan's Choir has enjoyed huge popularity over recent years, performing at venues in Ireland and abroad. We wanted to capture a little of that in a more permanent way,' principal of St Cronan's Boys School, Vaughan Dodd explained.

'We also need to raise money for the school so it seemed a great way to do both,' he added.

Organised by teachers Joan Marie Healy and Karl O'Broin and supported by the Parents Committee, the CD has been launched to raise funds for the Vevay Crescent Boys school and for the Friends In Ireland charity which helps infant victims of the HIV/AIDS virus in South Africa.

'I am delighted with the quality of the finished product,' Joan Marie Healy, musical director at St Cronan's said.

'We set the bar very high for ourselves and wanted to produce something really special. It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that the boys have put in over the years. It is especially pleasing that we can help both our school as well as those less fortunate than us,' she concluded.

For further information on 'The Magic of Christmas' CD please contact St Cronan's Boys National School on (01) 2860440.

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