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Poll: Should buskers be banned from using amps until after 6pm?
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Poll: Should buskers be banned from using amps until after 6pm?

Sep 18th 2019, 10:14 AM 18,315 Views 50 Comments

That’s one of several new rules due to come into effect in Galway next year.

'People come for the atmosphere': Galway's buskers and businesses clash over new rules on street performing
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'People come for the atmosphere': Galway's buskers and businesses clash over new rules on street performing

Sep 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,552 Views 54 Comments

The new bylaws were introduced by Galway County Council.

Photos: Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Imelda May and U2 among the Dublin city buskers last night
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Photos: Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Imelda May and U2 among the Dublin city buskers last night

Dec 25th 2018, 11:39 AM 34,504 Views 56 Comments

A big crowd as in attendance for the annual event.

The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am'
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The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am'

Aug 6th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,300 Views 17 Comments

The scene on Dublin’s premium busking street can be competitive, one performer said.

Two busking brothers from Wicklow absolutely wowed the judges on The X Factor last night
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# All Along The Watchtower

Two busking brothers from Wicklow absolutely wowed the judges on The X Factor last night

Sep 17th 2017, 11:21 AM 7,311 Views 2 Comments

They even made Simon Cowell get a bit emotional. Yes, really.

Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard
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Homeless couple get engaged in Apollo House following performance by Glen Hansard

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 PM 36,904 Views 59 Comments

Glen Hansard was on hand to serenade residents and staff at the Dublin centre.

'We're in a delicate position with the law': Gardaí shut down Grafton St busk due to overcrowding
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'We're in a delicate position with the law': Gardaí shut down Grafton St busk due to overcrowding

Dec 24th 2016, 7:06 PM 69,895 Views 57 Comments

One man in the crowd said he feared he and his daughter would be crushed.

17 excellent busking moments from the streets of Dublin
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# Sound Out

17 excellent busking moments from the streets of Dublin

Oct 22nd 2016, 3:20 PM 9,026 Views 0 Comments

TUNES.

Buskers in Dublin have been banned from using backing tracks
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Buskers in Dublin have been banned from using backing tracks

Jul 5th 2016, 4:34 PM 16,952 Views 59 Comments

Street performers will also need enough material to play for 30 minutes without repetition

Fed up with karaoke artists masquerading as buskers? Dublin City Council vote on new restrictions tonight
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Fed up with karaoke artists masquerading as buskers? Dublin City Council vote on new restrictions tonight

Jul 4th 2016, 6:10 PM 20,763 Views 39 Comments

Councillors will decide on proposals to ban backing tracks everywhere, and introduce restrictions for Grafton Street performers

A proud dad busked around all 32 counties to raise funds for his disabled son

A proud dad busked around all 32 counties to raise funds for his disabled son

Jun 29th 2016, 10:12 AM 2,483 Views 1 Comment

“He’s just such a beautiful young boy, I’d do anything for him.”

Watch: Homeless Irish man's stunning rendition of Summertime
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Watch: Homeless Irish man's stunning rendition of Summertime

Jan 6th 2016, 11:00 AM 21,627 Views 14 Comments

Bernard Davey’s performance has made a big impression.

This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees
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This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees

Sep 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,409 Views 28 Comments

Milo McCarthy has raised over €7,000 since starting the appeal.

These Drogheda lads' song about being on the dole is your unlikely summer jam
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# Buskers

These Drogheda lads' song about being on the dole is your unlikely summer jam

Aug 25th 2015, 1:29 PM 4,819 Views 1 Comment

ALL THE BOYS ON THE FÁS COURSE! ALL THE BOYS ON THE DOLE!

Ed Sheeran's adorable new video shows him busking in Galway as a kid
# Galway Boy
# Galway Boy

Ed Sheeran's adorable new video shows him busking in Galway as a kid

May 10th 2015, 2:20 PM 11,589 Views 2 Comments

So much to love here.

Bono took the piss out of his bike accident during a sketch with Jimmy Fallon
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# Poxy Bikes

Bono took the piss out of his bike accident during a sketch with Jimmy Fallon

May 9th 2015, 10:33 AM 4,896 Views 3 Comments

The pox.

Busker drowns out homophobic preacher with rendition of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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# Drown Out Hate

Busker drowns out homophobic preacher with rendition of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Mar 11th 2015, 1:42 PM 5,620 Views 1 Comment

Just a WANNA, just a wannnaaaaaa.

Councillor's office vandalised with 'horrendous graffiti of a sexual nature'
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Councillor's office vandalised with 'horrendous graffiti of a sexual nature'

Feb 5th 2015, 4:35 PM 27,786 Views 55 Comments

Mannix Flynn’s office was targetted early on Wednesday morning.

Dublin councillors vote in favour of new busking bye-laws
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# Sing For It

Dublin councillors vote in favour of new busking bye-laws

Feb 3rd 2015, 7:40 AM 3,243 Views 3 Comments

One source of relief for buskers will be the news that a proposed ban on amplifiers in Temple Bar fell flat.

Dublin councillors vote in favour of new busking bye-laws
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Dublin councillors vote in favour of new busking bye-laws

Feb 2nd 2015, 9:32 PM 18,385 Views 44 Comments

One source of relief for buskers will be the news that a proposed ban on amplifiers in Temple Bar fell flat.

9 excellent busking moments from Irish streets
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# Busking

9 excellent busking moments from Irish streets

Jan 21st 2015, 10:10 PM 5,553 Views 3 Comments

Brightening up the concrete.

Busk in Dublin? Here's how new rules will affect you
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Busk in Dublin? Here's how new rules will affect you

Jan 19th 2015, 12:43 PM 20,723 Views 31 Comments

Fines of up to €1,500 could be imposed.

No Bono, but famous faces sing for hundreds at Christmas Eve busk on Grafton St
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No Bono, but famous faces sing for hundreds at Christmas Eve busk on Grafton St

Dec 24th 2014, 7:17 PM 39,546 Views 44 Comments

Glen Hansard, The Coronas, Paddy Casey and Damien Rice all joined the fun.

Glen Hansard joins busking students to sing a lovely rendition of The Auld Triangle
# Went Jingle Jangle
# Went Jingle Jangle

Glen Hansard joins busking students to sing a lovely rendition of The Auld Triangle

Dec 19th 2014, 3:35 PM 3,999 Views 1 Comment

Beautiful.

Temple Bar residents: "We're not anti-busker but bands are now in a nuclear arms race"
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Temple Bar residents: "We're not anti-busker but bands are now in a nuclear arms race"

Oct 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,460 Views 28 Comments

“Twelve years ago, it was bongos, now it’s generators and drum kits.”

It's-a really him! Mario is busking on Henry Street
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It's-a really him! Mario is busking on Henry Street

May 31st 2014, 2:30 PM 3,146 Views 0 Comments

Fighting bowsies all over the city.

Look out for Kodaline busking in Dublin today...
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# High Hopes

Look out for Kodaline busking in Dublin today...

May 17th 2014, 10:21 AM 1,884 Views 1 Comment

The lads have said they’ll be hitting the streets.

WATCH: Glen Hansard and Bono busk on Grafton St for Simon Community
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WATCH: Glen Hansard and Bono busk on Grafton St for Simon Community

Dec 24th 2013, 6:50 PM 46,245 Views 80 Comments

Hansard asked those listening to “dig in and keep a few people off the street”.

Will Bono be joining Glen Hansard to busk on Grafton Street tomorrow?
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# One Love

Will Bono be joining Glen Hansard to busk on Grafton Street tomorrow?

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 3,835 Views 5 Comments

Just what Grafton St needs on Christmas Eve… Bono.

7 of the most annoying things Bono has ever said or done
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# Beautiful Day

7 of the most annoying things Bono has ever said or done

May 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 70,603 Views 113 Comments

It’s his birthday, so there’s some nice stuff about Bono in here too.

Epic musical battle between two buskers in NY subway
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# Sax-ual Healing

Epic musical battle between two buskers in NY subway

Apr 2nd 2013, 3:38 PM 640 Views 1 Comment

This carriage ain’t big enough for two saxophone players.

Our favourite 12 pictures of Brian McFadden being Brian McFadden
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# AH JAYSUS

Our favourite 12 pictures of Brian McFadden being Brian McFadden

Mar 4th 2013, 12:51 PM 3,380 Views 1 Comment

Busking, Kurt Cobain t-shirts and celebrity soccer.

VIDEO: Sinéad O'Connor sings Nothing Compares 2 U on Grafton Street
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VIDEO: Sinéad O'Connor sings Nothing Compares 2 U on Grafton Street

Dec 25th 2012, 9:01 AM 12,426 Views 43 Comments

Another Christmas Eve singalong in Dublin City Centre…

Christmas nightcap: Falling Slowly singalong on Grafton Street (with new video)
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Christmas nightcap: Falling Slowly singalong on Grafton Street (with new video)

Dec 25th 2012, 2:00 AM 15,306 Views 20 Comments

With Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan…