Dublin, 15th September 2019 Experience the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere at the Busker Fleadh, taking place this Sunday, 15th September from 11.30am-5pm, in Smithfield Square. Organised by Dublin City Council, this FREE family event will showcase some of the most invigorating busking acts from around Ireland.
The line up of solo performers covers a range of genres, from folk rock to soul, and everything in between. The Sandymount Gospel Choir will also be performing on the day.
There will be a competitive edge to the event, as music industry judges will choose their favourite buskers, one group and one solo act. Both successful acts will win a paid slot in Whelan’s, and an overall winner will receive a free recording session at Windmill Lane Studio (valued at €1,000) with a professional sound engineer and will leave with a digital copy of their recordings.
Aside from the musical talents, the Stoneybatter & Smithfield Food Festival will run in tandem with the Busker Fleadh, with plenty of delicious eateries, confectionaries, free tasting and much more on offer! Smithfield Square will come alive as music meanders through the food stalls affording the guest a chance to enjoy the idyllic pairing of food and music.
Busker Fleadh organiser, Kathryn Byrne, said of the event, “We are delighted to be back in Smithfield for the third Busker Fleadh. Busking culture is an important part of Dublin’s vibrant music scene and the Busker Fleadh is a great opportunity to celebrate this. Right in the heart of Dublin city, it’s really a fantastic event for all ages and music styles to come together and share in their love of music.”
Whether you’re a fan of rock, folk or hip hop, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy at the Busker Fleadh – 11.30am to 5pm, Sunday 15th September, in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
The Busker Fleadh is being held in association with the Smithfield Stoneybatter Food Festival, a gastronomy fare taking place from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2019.
The Busker Fleadh is brought to you by Dublin City Council.