SAVE BUSKING IN DUBLIN.
Dublin is the home of a world famous busking scene. Busking in Dublin is currently being restricted to extinction by Dublin City Council. Dublin City Council introduced Street Performance Bye Laws in April 2015, which are the beginning of the end for busking in Dublin.
The Bye Laws were drafted without any consultation with the Dublin City Buskers and this seems to be there main flaw. They are unworkable and impossible to police all the time.
The Bye Laws created two areas in Dublin where busking is banned no exceptions. This is a very worrying trend that is quiet common in other European cites like Amsterdam and Madrid.
Bye laws were introduced in these European cities and then systematically revoked making it illegal to perform on the street without a permit. This European trend can continue very easily in Dublin without massive public Support.
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The current bye laws are currently under review. Help stop a complete ban on Street Performance in Dublin and demand that Dublin City Council sit down with the Dublin City Buskers, and the other key stakeholders to draft a workable solution.
In Cities like London, Melbourne and Sydney Street performance is celebrated and completely supported by the relevant city councils Arts department. Why cant Dublin be the same? We are calling on the Minister for Arts and Heritage to formally recognise street performance as a legitimate art form in Ireland.
The following Artists have all spent time busking:
B.B. King, Beck, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Bragg, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen,
Cirque du Soleil, Damien Dempsey, Dixie Chicks, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Izzard, Elvis Costello,
Eric Clapton, Glen Hansard, Jewel, John Butler, Joni Mitchell, Justin Bieber,
Kanye West, KT Tunstall, Leonard Cohen, Louis Armstrong, Manu Chao, Norah
Jones, Paddy Casey, Paul McCartney, Penn Jilette, Pierce Brosnan, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Robbie Williams, Rod
Stewart, Russell Crowe, Simon and Garfunkel, Steve Martin, Sting,
Stomp, The Violent Femmes, Toby Keith, and Tracy Chapman, U2.
Help keep this Irish tradition alive and support the Dublin City Buskers today.