The Big Busk for Focus Ireland

Supporting the journey home on Friday 11 March

Scrub up on your singing. Gather your guitars. Dig out the drums.
Join The Big Busk for Focus Ireland on Friday 11 March, proudly supported by Today FM.

With over 9,000 people currently without a home in Ireland, Focus Ireland and Today FM want you to join us in the fight against homelessness. We need your help now more than ever to support families and children experiencing homelessness on their journey to a home of their own.

Join The Big Busk for Focus Ireland – or gather family and friends and organise your own event.

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Get involved

Busk with Focus Ireland & Today FM

Are you a singer, musician, busker or part of a music group or choir? Join us and perform at one of our busking events in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford. Live performances will take place throughout the day on Friday 11 March between 8am and 8pm.

Focus Ireland will be holding busking events in venues across the country:

  • Dublin (Connolly Station)
  • Dublin (Heuston Station)
  • Dublin (Pearse Station)
  • Dublin (Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre)
  • Cork (Kent Station)
  • Limerick (Crescent Shopping Centre)
  • Waterford (John Robert’s Square)

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Organise your own event

Are you a singer, musician, busker or part of a music group or choir? Gather your friends, neighbours, family, workmates, and community and hold a fun event in aid of Focus Ireland. Host your own event in your community or share your performance online through social media on Friday 11 March.

We have a dedicated events team to guide you every step of the way with advice and support to ensure your event is successful. For more information on how to fundraise, check out our resources.

 

Register your event

Tune in to Today FM

On Friday 11 March, Today FM will broadcast from a space which has been recreated to look like emergency accommodation in the heart of Dublin city to highlight what life is like for the hundreds of families experiencing hidden homelessness in Ireland today. Tune in to hear special guests performing live from the emergency accommodation space as part of The Big Busk for Focus Ireland.

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Resources for participants

We want to make your fundraising and participation experience as easy as possible, so we have created some downloadable guides to help you below.

Homelessness is wrong and we need advocates like you to share why you are taking part in The Big Busk for Focus Ireland. Don’t forget to share your involvement and fundraising journey online.

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Support The Big Busk

Can't take part on Friday 11 March?
Show your support for The Big Busk for Focus Ireland by donating today.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Email: busk@focusireland.ie
Telephone: 0818 204 200