Gabriel launches CD in aid of cancer support
THE FRUITS of Gabriel Cranley’s labour were celebrated last Thursday night, with the launch of his CD at the Martello in aid of Bray Cancer Support.
The local musician recorded the album under the toughest of conditions, whilst suffering with a tumour in his throat. The project, however, has given him a sense of achievement that no amount of money can buy.
‘It just goes to show the power of the mind,’ said Veronica O’Leary of the Cancer Support Centre, who said that the fundraising aspect of the album is secondary to the help it has been to 52-year-old Gabriel.
Guests were treated to a short live performance on Thursday night, and the CD of 12 songs was played in the background for the rest of the evening.
Organisers would like to thank all their sponsors, as well as the businesses selling the album from their premises. The collection is available from Musicmail.ie, Hollands, The Ardmore and The Olde Bray Inn, as well as Goldsmiths, Boomerang, and the Bray Cancer Support Centre.
Gabriel has dedicated the recording to the memory of Lucy Cranley, Val Cranley, Breda Guerin, Peter McKenna and Helen Roche, as well as all relations and friends whose lives have been affected by cancer.
At the launch of Gaye Cranley’s CD were Councillor Brid Collins and Veronica O’Leary. INSET: Carmel Robinson and Geraldine Vickers enjoying the launch evening.