A variety of busking acts from around the country will perform in Smithfield Square on Sunday 8th October as part of the Busker Fleadh! This free family event will showcase the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere.
The line up of performers will cover a range of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds, allowing visitors to experience the diverse music offered in Ireland.
Aside from the musical talents, spectators will wander the cobbles of Smithfield and enjoy choirs and street performers and cultural backgrounds and witness returning acts such as the inspiring High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first choir for homeless people, as well as new emerging artists.
The Busker Fleadh is brought to you by Dublin City Council.
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The Busker Fleadh is being held in association with the Artisan Food Producers Market which will feature Artisan producers from Smithfield and Stoneybatter.
Light House Cinema are putting on a special screening of The Drummer & The Keeper.
The screening will be at 11.45am on October 8th.
Ticket prices are as follows (before 5pm):
THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.
Written and directed by Nick Kelly, whose short film SHOE was shortlisted for an Academy Award, THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER was produced by Kate McColgan for Calico Pictures (FROM THE DARK), with support from the Irish Film Board.
Applications are now closed for the Busker Fleadh 2017!
Good luck to all successful applicants, we look forward to welcoming you to the Busker Fleadh for a fun filled day of music and performance!
If your application is successful you will be part of our Dublin Busker competition and eligible for a performance fee. You will be in with a chance to win recording time in Windmill Lane Recording Studios with a sound engineer and a digital download of your recordings (worth €1,000), a paid 2 hours slot at one of the best music venues in Dublin, the Button Factory, and more!