After a lot of work members of The Cabinteely Singers are ready for the final dress rehearsal of their latest show.

In south Dublin, the Cabinteely Singers provide an outlet for aspiring actors, singers and dancers in the area as well as entertainment for a local audience.

Cabinteely Singers evolved from the local ladies club and have been in existence since 1972. They now have about 60 members with women outnumbering men by two to one.

Producer Anna Kelly describes the difficulty the group face in getting men to join the group. She points to the fact that involvement in the group requires a lot of time and dedication, something which men seem to have less of than women.

There is an annual membership fee to the group of £8. For this fee, members have the opportunity to be involved in two main productions annually, a summer review and a Christmas pantomime. For Anna Kelly, the roar of the crowd makes all the hard work worthwhile. The group makes a profit from the pantomime each year and the proceeds go towards the production of cabaret performances.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 January 1981.