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Busker Fleadh
Sunday 8th October
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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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.


What’s Happening
Buskers and street performers will be performing live on Smithfield Square from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, 8th October.

Busker Performances

Other Entertainment

*Subject to change
Girl busking
Artisan Food Producers Market

The Busker Fleadh is being held in association with the Artisan Food Producers Market which will feature Artisan producers from Smithfield and Stoneybatter.


Enjoy delicious treats from Delish Melish, Aungier Danger, Sceal Bakery and Delicious Food Co.
Make sure you pop in to Fresh Shop and enjoy a variety of food and wine tastings!
The Drummer & The Keeper at Light House


lighthouselogonewLight 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):

Adult €8.50
Student €6.50
Senior €6.50
Child €6.50
The Drummer & The Keeper Poster

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.

Sing Street Screenshot
Sing Street Screenshot
Come and enjoy the street spectacle of the Dublin Circus Project throughout the afternoon
Want to Busk
How to Apply

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!


Busking Competition

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!

Getting There
The Busker Fleadh takes place on Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
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By Luas
Take the Luas Red Line to Smithfield
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By Dublin Bus
Routes 25 ,25a, 25b, 66, 66a, 66b, 67, 90, 151 all stop at Ormond Quay
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By Car
Some car parking is available in Queen Street Carpark, though we prefer you to use public transport if possible

Contact Us
We’d love to hear what you think of the Busker Fleadh, or answer any questions you may have. Please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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You can also email us at info@buskerfleadh.ie

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