Alison’s Charity CD Launch Raised €5,000

Alison with Tom Lawlor who surprised her by travelling down from Dublin especially to be there on her launch night. Tom was Alison’s drama teacher while she attended Bryan Carr’s School of Performing Arts and is Love Hate and Avengers star, Tom Vaughan Lawlor’s father. “It meant the world to me to have Tom there.” Alison said.
Alison’s nana, Mary Cronin (left) with Hannah Fitzgerald and Kathleen Curtin at the launch in the River Island Hotel on Friday night.

Alison McGaley’s charity album launch on Friday night was declared an outstanding success by the singer herself.

Her claim can be backed up by the fact that she raised €5,000 for her chosen charity from the sales on the night alone.

Thrilled with Support

“I was thrilled with the huge support I got from the whole community of Castleisland and beyond,” said Alison in reaction to the events surrounding the launch.

“Over 350 people attended the event. There has been very positive feedback from those who were there and everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“Eddie Lee, Noreen Ashe, Mike Condon and James Kelliher had everyone up and dancing all night. Those who attended purchased my album ‘Alison Sings The Classics’ on the night for which I am very grateful,” she added.

CD Available to Buy

There are still some available to buy from any of the following: Tommy Hickey’s Castleisland; Caball’s Toymaster Tralee and Kieran’s XL Knocknagoshel.

“The Album costs €10 and all proceeds go to the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.

The CD features 13 fantastic songs suitable for all tastes, including a duet ‘Jackson’ sung by Eddie Lee and myself,” Alison continued.

A Huge Honour

“I also sing ‘The Prayer’ on the album with Bryan Carr. It was a huge honour to sing with these two men on the night and on the album.

“Eddie and Bryan have been both mentors and friends to me and without their encouragement I wouldn’t have had the confidence to record my own album.

Money from Sales
“To date I have raised almost €5,000 for The Kerry Cork Health Link Bus from the launch night, raffle and CD sales and there is still money coming in from the sales.
“None of this would have been possible without the huge public support on the night so I want to sincerely thank everyone who helped to make the night such a success.

List to Thank
“A huge thank you to the following sponsors: Slogadh Signs Killorglin who sponsored all my printing. Tom Stuart & Company, Castleisland; Eddie Lee; the River Island Hotel, Castleisland;
Radley’s Office Supplies, Tralee.
Spot Prizes: Pat O’Sullivan, Catering Equipment; Hair Affair, Castleisland; Woman’s World, Castleisland; Tomo Burke, Electrical Castleisland; Nana Beas, Castleisland; Castle Lighting, Castleisland; Lynch’s Pharmacy, Castleisland; Crowley’s Pharmacy, Castleisland; Centra, Castleisland; Aldi Castleisland; Kearney’s Shop, Cordal; Den Joe’s, Castleisland; Michael Guiney’s, Tralee; Edel’s Hair Salon, Tralee.
Thanks to local newspapers, local businesses and friends on social media for all the publicity and good wishes,” Alison concluded.

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