I’ve always wanted to know how busking in Dublin works. Friday afternoon, ipod on, walking down Henry Street, listening to some Bon Iver and I hear a guy singing with a guitar. He sounded very good and I could see he was selling some cd’s, quite possibly an demo of his. I said to myself that I’ll head into HMV and on the way home I’ll buy the demo from him as he sounded good.
After I purchased my wares, I noticed he wasn’t there anymore, a space lied before me where before he was singing and strumming! Could he have been moved on? This is what irks me! I’ve listened to quite a few Irish singer songwriters and everyone of them have started off busking on the streets…Paddy Casey, Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard, its a rite of passage. But hey! the gardai know nothing about this. Move on now!