12 year old Fionn Whelan a young Dublin busker on the move

Dublin’s Grafton Street boasts a lineup of renowned buskers, including big names like Bono, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Keywest. Joining their ranks is the talented 12-year-old Fionn Whelan, hailed as the “Best 12-Year-old (busker) since Allie Sherlock” by Dublin City Today in 2023. Whelan, originally from Wicklow, has been making waves with his musical talents.

Due to its popularity, busking on Grafton Street is regulated, with licenses and a system to ensure fair street use. Buskers are permitted to perform for one hour before dispersing. While there’s a designated stage, prime spots often require advanced booking. Despite the regulations, the street remains lively, thanks to performers like Fionn Whelan.

Whelan gained attention after a video featuring him impersonating Ed Sheeran alongside Grafton Street regular Allie Sherlock went viral on YouTube, amassing 11 million views. Praised for his youthful charisma and distinctive voice, Whelan’s cover of Sheeran’s “Perfect” captivated audiences and earned him accolades from viewers and fellow musicians alike.

Experience the power of Fionn Whelan’s performance as he adds his own flair to the bustling atmosphere of Grafton Street.

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