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Sam Mardar (above), bassist with Dublin band Keywest, writes:

The public consultation for the new and very unfair rules the council are potentially imposing on  Dublin buskers is over this Friday at midday. We decided to fly back yesterday from our single promo in the UK to help rally the cause with our old Dublin busker friends

We’ve learn’t a lot about what can be done by the public in these situations after working closely with keepstreetslive organisation who saved busking in a lot of cities in Britain.

We don’t busk here in Ireland anymore and haven’t done for a while! but we really don’t want to see Dublin lose its street performance charm! Public consultation is on Friday, you can submit a submission and have your say here.

Sam Marder (Facebook)

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Cliff Taylor recruited the help of Keywest to propose to his girlfriend Fiona O’Hehir on Killiney Hill where they met Bono and his wife Ali Hewson.



brasFurther to Emily’s report on alleged bra-throwing in Vicar Street, Dublin on Saturday  during a performance by Keywest, Grafton Street buskers-turned-pop rock sex gods.

Dara writes:

Here is one such bra..I’m actually in the first of the photos you already posted. Probably shortly after taking the photo above.


Previously: Bras Were Thrown

More of Dara’s Keywest pics here

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Dublin band Keywest at Vicar Street.

They’ve come a long way, in fairness.

maxresdefault-1Emily writes:

Keywest have been gigging on Grafton Street for ages. Sold out Vicar Street on Saturday night. Very down to earth (even though singer is levitating in the pic, top). Bras were thrown.



Pics: Emily