Calling All Musicians From Tipperary & Beyond

BuskingBorrisoleigh Gathering Festival 2013, latter which takes place on October 4th, 5th & 6th, are calling on all Tipperary Musicians and Street Entertainers to register for their “Busking Competition,” which will take place on Sunday October 6th next.

As part of the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival 2013 a Busking Competition is being held on Sunday October 6th from 12:00pm 4:00pm. Musicians and entertainers from all over Tipperary and beyond are invited to now register and take part.

The top prize for musicians is a half day professional recording session in Middlewalk Recording Studios in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. A range of other prizes for different categories include vouchers from “McQuaids” Traditional Music Shop Nenagh and “Bookworm” here in Thurles. More major prizes will be announced closer to the date, to take into account the number of entrants and categories who have entered into this competition.

So grab your Comb & Paper, your Juggling Apparatus, your One Wheeled Bicycle, your Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Flute, Lute, Jacob Stainer Violin, Mouth Organ, Metallophone or Teponaztli – whatever, and demonstrate your, dare I say, X Factor ability.

Note: Closing date for registration is Monday 30th September. Entrants can register online at the festival website

As already stated the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival will run from Friday October 4th to Sunday October 6th, so “come rain or shine” we will see you all there, at what promises to be a magical three day event.


3 comments to Calling All Musicians From Tipperary & Beyond

  • Proinsias

    Sounds like a bit of craic, I’d say the organisers might have to ‘up the anti’ a bit to attract quality. A couple of good buskers would make the cost of a half day’s recording in a few hours on Shop Street in Galway. In the current climate a cash prize might be more tempting. Best of luck to the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival

  • Derry O Donnell

    Thanks Proinsias, it should be a great day. I accept your point on the prize. We’d love to have a huge cash prize, but as this is our first festival (in over 25 years at least) and first time running a busking competition we are taking small steps. The recording session is a great prize and you never know what might come of it for the lucky winner! Hopefully next year with more experience we’ll be able to run a bigger event. Thanks again for your feedback.

    Thanks also to George for posting this on and supporting us in spreading the word.

  • Chris

    Off topic kinda but I think Thurles should get an application in to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2015/16. Last time the town hosted it was 1965 I missed the last few years but went to the ones in Clonmel about 9 years ago was some craic.

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