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The Blind Fiddler Of Glenadauch


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Synopsis

    The Blind Fiddler Of Glenadauch explores the idea of cultural and familial legacy through the story of one Belfast family. After the death of her beloved father Pat, Kathleen, a prosperous civil servant, goes on a bemused pilgrimage to Station Island in Lough Derg to retrace his annual visit and to try to understand why he allowed her childhood to be sacrificed to the social ambitions of her mother. In flashback we see the younger Kathleen in the pub her father owned in Belfast where she spent her happiest days among the impoverished fiddle players, drinkers, chancers and raconteurs.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Sean Kearns
Performer Carol Scanlan
Performer Sheila McWade
Production Team  
Director Peter Sheridan

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was supplied by a founding member of the Charabanc Theatre Company.