Sunday February 16, 2020

The pull of the street

All the world’s a stage, but the Street Performance World Championships proves that some performers are more than mere players in the way they elevate busking to an art form

11th June, 2011

Busking is a centuries-old tradition that continues to reinvent itself for every generation.

Walk around the centre of Dublin and you’ll find numerous performers lining the streets, all hoping to get your attention - and maybe your money - and trying to take the first step towards getting their name known.

Busk comes from the Spanish word buscar, meaning ‘‘to seek’’.

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