Larry Beau….. A Gothic Minstrel.

Larry Beau (1)

It has been a strange couple of weeks for me lately, the ruinhunter has taken up Kettlebell training and started a new diet regime which I have to admit  is taking more time than expected to get used to. As a result, I haven’t been getting out exploring for a while. But fingers crossed, things seem to be getting better and I hope to be back to normal this week. So continuing on from last weeks Countess Dracula which I wrote last year whilst exploring the Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin for the thefairytaletraveler.com.

Larry Beau (2)

Larry Beau (3)

After the trauma of the Vampire hunt it was in Barnardo square that I found peace in the form of the wandering minstrel like Larry Beau and his able sidekicks. I first saw them preform in the lashing rain as they belted out a medley of infectious original songs. There was a strong sense of Gothic or rather dark romanticism influence to this performance, but not in the modern sense. Larry Beau or Declan Burke as he is known to some appears like a stray from Victorian times. His music is melodic catchy and once the heavy rain broke and the crowds  re-appeared, the influence of his music shown through. A true Irish entertainer with a voice that required no microphone or amplifier throughout his show, just an acoustic guitar and his trusty sidekicks. Interacting with a captivated audience, Larry kept the spectators in his grasp from start to finish.

Larry Beau (4)

Larry Beau (5)

This is not Larry’s first outing either, He has already released three albums to critical acclaim. As for the name,  “Larry Beau is a character who is half fool, hence the ‘Larry’, and half romantic, hence beau, the French for handsome. Most memorable and still stuck in my head all week are the tunes Give Alms for Imeall and Save me from Apathy. This music whilst having an implied air of classic horror is a like a breath of fresh air on the Irish music scene, no doubt this is not the last time we shall hear of this fine wandering minstrel. You can find out more about  Larry Beau on his  Website larrybeau.com
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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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6 Responses to Larry Beau….. A Gothic Minstrel.

  1. Think of it as training for your ruin hunting – then it may not seem so taxing 🙂

  2. love your Gothic minstrels in steam punk!!

  3. PS and good luck with your regime!!

  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Pity you cant add a soundtrack! I clicked the link but it kept saying ‘website unavailable’ for some reason. Ill try from my laptop… sometimes these smartphones are not quite as smart as we are led to believe…

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