The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Droichead Átha, Co. Louth, Ireland - 13th August 2019

After a couple of days in Monkstown, we head up to "Blackrock North", and hang around on the beach a bit. From there, it's a short trip down to Drogheda, which is hosting its annual Fleadh music festival. Fred's got hist flute and new Irish piccolo, Harry's sort-of on Bodhrán, Nicholas is on xylophone and Lua is on penny whistle (as long as it's "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"), and the band actually makes around €10 from their on-street busking.

next album: The Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - 14th August 2019
previous album: Busking in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland - 12th August 2019

The boys run around on the beach, under an epic rainbow

It's just about possible to see the double rainbow on the left

The rainbow's end lands in the sea

Harry practices Bodhrán on the sea front

The colourful Bayview Inn

Nico and Lua join the boys on the beach

The gang on the wall

Blackrock Bay

On the wall

Harry roams around


A cluster of pink shells, in a sea of grey pebbles

The band assembles

A rusting old boat down at Drogheda Port

The bridge over the River Boyne

The appropriately-named Shop Street in Drogheda

A boy plays banjo on Peter Street

The boys sit on a step, grumpily

A girl plays penny whistle

The gang stride down Peter Street

Musicians on West Street

The band sets up outside Hickey's Pharmacy

Fred on flute, whilst Harry looks the other way

West Street, Drogheda

An old dude gives it the thumbs up

Harry's got his grump on

The kids get photographed

Girls in pink and white skirts claim the musician's seats

A fiddler and Uillean pipes player get some tips

A serious-looking girl plays accordion

Neon sign in the pizza place we stop in for lunch

Waiting for lunch to happen

Some more serious-looking children

The gang are still waiting for lunch in the busy restaurant

The band re-assemble outside an electrical shop

A large trad band is playing just up the street

Beer pumps out on the pavement

The big band draws a crowd

A couple of girls swap musical tips

Some dude gets their car hauled off

A bloke on an accordion

Guitar and fiddle

A bloke with a home-made bass

Harry briefly tries out his fly-eye shades

Likely lads on typewriters offering on-demand poetry

A couple of banjo players

Back on Shop Street, there's more of an actual band doing its thing

Big crowds on Shop Street

A very lurid Irish dancing costume

Some girls in traditional dress pose for a photo

The excellently-named Wogan Interiors

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The boys run around on the beach, under an epic rainbow