Conflict & Justice

New Rules for Dublin Buskers

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Busker (Photo Credit: BBC Archives)

Here's something that may evoke strong emotions: buskers or street musicians who play the same song every morning on your way to work.

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Maybe you like it, maybe you don't.

But city officials in Dublin, Ireland require that anyone busking on the streets has to be able to play at least 20 songs.

They also can't monopolize the same corner.

Gabriel Caetano and Philomena Murphy make their living as buskers in Dublin and they don't seem to mind the new rules.

Murphy says that even she gets sick of hearing the same song over and over.

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