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Buskers: Community, Culture, Commodity
  • ISSN: 1752-6299
  • E-ISSN: 1752-6302


This article explores the working relationship between a son–father busking partnership. Fionn is a man in his mid-20s, a violinist and busker, with Down’s Syndrome. His dad, Jonathan, is Fionn’s support and manager. In this article they detail the genesis and nature of their working relationship, the places they have travelled, aspects challenging the busking profession (including economics and technology) and the day-to-day business of busking, as well as the unique role they play in community music and interaction.


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Keyword(s): community; creativity; disability; family; inclusion; interdependence; Ireland; support
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