Originally Posted by Inter
Does anyone know of arts festivals other than Galway and Kilkenny that will allow a busker to roam in unannounced? I'm thinking lots of towns and villages all over the country will be having festivals throughout the summer. Any ideas? Perhaps you're involved in organising one??
Ara sure just show up at any of them! Fleadh ceoils and trad fests are always a great laugh, there's hundreds of festivals on every year just google it and you'll find sites with lists of all the Irish festivals going on. My mates have been holdin a juggling fest in clonakilty west cork every summer for the last few years and it's brilliant fun. They're always looking for volunteers to hel out setting it up and you get a pass for all the workshops and shows for helping. Cork has a huge jazz festival and the midsummer fest here is very arty.
Commune wise can't think of much now, there used to be a rainbow gathering settlement in cahirciveen in kerry way back when I was a kid but don't think theres much of a seen for it these days.
The whole tara and rossort thing'd be a bit political for my likes, don't think there's the best crowd as those particular spots these days.
Why not look up workaway.com and check out the Irish options, great stuff to get involved with there. Also look into woofing, lots of cool people doing the self sufficiency and small holding thing if yer able for a bit of manual labour!