The Cavalcaders

Kilrush Drama Group’s 2014 Festival of The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche came 3rd in the All Ireland Drama Finals in Claremorris. Ellie Condren won the Best Supporting Actress Award and Kevin McEvoy won the Best Lighting Award.


Rory Garrett Murphy
Terry Michael Dunbar
Ted Timmy Connaughton
Breda Jane Kinsella
Nuala Ellie Condren
Josie Maurice Ruth


Producer/Director Mick Byrne
Stage Manager Ger Byrne
Musical Director Lar Duffy
Stage Crew Tommy Kavanagh, Roy Douglas & Stephen Ellis
Props Kieran Tyrrell & Mary Doran
Lights Kevin McEvoy & Raymond Brennan
Sound Paddy & Tom Byrne, Dougie Doyle
Make up Lorna Doran & Marion O’Toole
Costumes Jacinta Kavanagh
Set Design Lar Duffy & Mick Byrne
Set Construction Lar Duffy & Ger Byrne

Setting: Small town Ireland.

Brief History of the Group: Kilrush Drama Group was founded in 1964 and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2014. We have performed 66 plays in the last 50 years, first appearing in an All Ireland in 1972. In 2003 we started to present an annual Autumn production in our local hall in Ballyroebuck. The Group established the South Wicklow Drama Festival in 2005. We performed Our Town by Thornton Wilder in the 2013 Confined All Ireland Final.

Synposis of the Play: The Cavalcaders explores the lives and loves of four barbershop singers and shoe repairmen from small-town Ireland. They spend their days mending shoes and their nights as singers of local legend. Their musical harmonies, however, are not reflected in their private lives.