A true Irish entertainer…
By The Fairytale Traveler’s contributing author, Ed Mooney
Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival was a hit! If you haven’t had the chance to experience the journey with Ed Mooney, you can check it out here:
After the trauma of the Vampire Hunt, it was in Barnardo Square where I found peace in the form of the wandering minstrel of Larry Beau and his able sidekicks. The rain was lashing as they belted out a medley of infectious original songs that carried a strong Classic-Gothic influence. It was dark, it was romantic, and it was just what the Bram Stoker Festival needed. I was captivated.
Larry Beau, or Declan Burke as he is known to some, appears as a stray from Victorian times. His music is melodic and catchy. Once the heavy rain broke and the crowds re-appeared, the influence of his music took stage. A true Irish entertainer with a voice that required no microphone or amplifier, just an acoustic guitar and his trusty sidekicks commanding a captivated audience. Larry kept the spectators in his grasp from start to finish.