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‘Paul and the Meanie’ crowned Busk Off Champions

20 Aug 2018

Newry based band ‘Paul and the Meanie’ have been crowned champions of the inaugural ‘Great Belfast Busk Off’.

During a busy day of competition on Saturday (18 August) in Cornmarket, band members Cormac Daly and Darragh McSloy wowed the judges with their energetic, high tempo set, which seen them claim the top prize of recording time in Half Bap Studios, and a run of 100 CDs.

The ‘Great Belfast Busk Off’ is part of the Belfast Music ‘Summer Seasons’ programme, aimed at celebrating the city’s rich musical heritage. For more information on upcoming events, visit

From left to right, Cormac Daly and Darragh McSloy, winners of the 'Great Belfast Busk Off'