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Busking South Of France
Posted August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm by from Limerick, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hey Guys,

I'll be Woofing in the South of France in September & October, there might be a few occasions where I'll be staying in a nearby town/city on weekends.
I've busked in Ireland before, the usual pub rock/pop songs & Irish folk songs. I'll have a guitar/harmonica.
Can anyone give me advice please?
- What kind of songs would go down well here, e.g Popular French songs/bands?
- What towns are worth checking out in your experience, any towns I should avoid?

Any other helpful information is welcome too.

Thanks for reading.

Posted September 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm by from Gold Coast, Australia (Permalink)
Hey man, I've just been in Bordeaux the past few days, def worth heading to as a busker - lots of plazas surrounded by cafes, plenty of tourists and good crowds - the perfect spot for an acoustic guitar & harmonica!

Posted September 7th, 2012 - 8:10 am by from Limerick, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.

Posted October 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 am by from Saint Asaph, Wales (Permalink)
I'm looking at France for maybe next April time, thanks loads for the tips :)


Posted September 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm by from Morecambe, England (Permalink)
What area are you staying in?
I'm busking/gigging in France at the moment-could definitely give you a few tips.
Your material sounds perfect to me- the French like their Dylan, Bob Marley, Doors, rolling stones etc. and the Irish stuff always goes down a treat.
My number is +44 (0)7943 834625 if u wanna call or add me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chesteracoustic I get online at some point most days.
Might even catch up with you somewhere on the way, my gigs are at www.reverbnation.com/chesteracoustic and I'll be busking my way in between..
good luck,

Posted October 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 am by from Saint Asaph, Wales (Permalink)
Hey Chester

Great post :) I've just started busking in Italy and next I go to Spain for a couple of months.
I'm planning on Portugal after and then France before going into Scandinavia.
From what I can gather it seems that the rules in Spain can be quite strict but hopefully I will be ok.
It would be great to hook up and Jam or busk at some point :)

Best wishes

Lee :)

Posted October 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 am by from Saint Asaph, Wales (Permalink)
Good luck :)