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Friday 25 July 2014

Dublin named third best city in the world for buskers

Anita McSorley

Published 27/05/2014|16:08

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Dublin is a busker-friendly city
Dublin is a busker-friendly city

THE talent of Dublin buskers has been recognised a new report which names the capital as the third best city in the world for buskers.

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The ‘Beat of the Street Report’, thought to be the first piece of research of its kind, names Dublin in third place along with Milan and Prague.

A total of 35 cities were studied, and only Melbourne, Sao Paolo, Sidney and Glasgow came above Ireland's capital city.

Written by The Busking Project and commissioned by Tullamore Dew, cities across the world were ranked in order of how encouraging they are for buskers practising their trade.

It revealed that busking in Dublin is viewed as a positive expression of culture and buskers are generally celebrated for the contribution they make to the city.

Dublin was awarded the top three rank due to its relaxed managerial approach to busking, the involvement of buskers in policy-making and the active promotion of busking as part of the creative and cultural identity of the city.

Mexico City was named the least encouraging city in the report, where busking is illegal and could lead to imprisonment

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