The Clonmel Busking Festival 2019

in tunes •  last year 

It's that time of year again and the annual busking festival took part in Clonmel last weekend. It started 4 years ago when a local musician wanted to raise money for the national children's hospital when his daughter got sick. He raised quite a bit of money with buskers coming from all around the globe to the small town in Southern Ireland. 4 years on it is becoming a big festival in my hometown . It raised just over 130,000 for charity this year which is great.
I asked a couple of my friends from Germany over for the weekend as they are musicians and I wanted them to experience the festival. So they arrived down the Friday and we went straight to the pub as you do. Here is my two visitors after a few drinks around 3pm in the afternoon.
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Yes that is a red leather jacket. Bloody Germans. Anyway we ended up in a bar called Phil Carrolls. I love little dingy rock bars and it happens to be a local of mine.
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Ah I love this photo I took. Trad music playing, colourful bar, great atmosphere. Welcome to the Busking Festival boys. Here's a snippet from the band from the other side of the bar.

We then moved to the pub beside and there was a band by the name of Crow Black Chicken who were awesome. I actually went on Spotify and downloads some of their tunes they were so good. Here is a little snippet. Two pesky blonde girls stumbled into my line of shot. God dam it. It's a tough old life!!

And yes it is still daylight out. Here is us on our tenth pint. The Germans were slowing down. Used to drinking 0.3 litres!
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But on we went and stopped to admire some buskers along the way
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More Live music from festival

I'm a great fan of a power nap so once we got home for a food stop and a quick change I had to wake these two sleeping beauties.
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Lightweights. Welcome to Ireland.

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What's with the jacket? It's hard to focus on the rest of the post with that in the photos.

yeah it didn't go down that well either. This is a local town for local people

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haha! couple of light weights! That looks like a great time sir blanchy and a great way for bands to get some attention.