Artwork: Donough O’Malley/The Public House for Nialler9.

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock returns on Saturday April 22nd  There are the usual list of exclusive once-off releases that may feature in the shops.

Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and below you’ll find the special events and live music happening in them.

However, I say just visit your local record shops and hang out, talk to people there and buy something – it doesn’t have to be some exclusive overpriced picture disc, just an album or release you’ve always wanted to own. And then do it again, next month and the month after that. That’s its own reward and more sustainable than a bunch of limited releases.
I also spoke to Olan from All City about running a record shop in 2017 for my Irish Times How Music Works column.

It’ll be updated as more stores announce their day details or as I find them.


Dublin

Tower Records, Dawson Street & O’Connell Street

A 10-day vinyl sale in the run up starting Friday in both stores feat. Ryan Adams, Elbow, Iggy Pop Glass Animals, Bowie, Prince, The Ramones, Amy Winehouse, Beastie Boys and more. Sale run up until and including Sunday, April 30th.

Dawson Street Live music: Kila (noon), Interskalactic.

Teddy’s Ice Cream outside Dawson Street from 1pm.

LIVE party in The Liquor Rooms at 5pm: HamdsandwicH, Fiction Peaks, Katie Laffan, Third Smoke.

To attend this free live event, you will need to call in to Tower Hifi in our Dawson Street store between 8am-2pm on Record Store Day and request a wristband. You can request one per person and this event is strictly over 18’s.


The R.A.G.E./Record Spot @ Fade Street

Showcasing  local bands and DJs, plus the usual excellent giveaways and killer RSD exclusives.
Live music from Field Trip, Aoife Nessa Frances, Postcard Versions & more.


All-City Records RSD instore @ Temple Bar

DJ sets instore feat.Calum K, Betty, Aoife O’Neill, Hay Wino, Collie & more. Timetable.

Ltd to 50 release of new Jackson album From Night To Night with t-shirt, 3 weeks before release.

Live set from New Jackson at 4pm.

+ Afterparty in Wah Wah Club.


Freebird Records @ Wicklow Street

Live sets from Ships (4pm) and Aoife Nessa Frances.


Golden Discs / nationwide

Live Instores:
Dundrum town centre:
Noon – Neev Kennedy
3pm – Tadhg
4pm – Future Stops


Spindizzy Records

8am opening, stocking Record Store Day releases. DJs in store.

Head Records, Liffey Valley

8Radio DJs in store.


Belfast

See The Thin Air’s list.


Cork

PLUGD Records 

Announcing on the store’s Facebook. Keep an eye out.

Golden Discs 

Live music – Anna Mitchell (12.20), Clare Sands (1pm),The Grunts (2pm), Jack O’Rourke (2.50pm), Marlene Enright (3.40pm)

Bunker Vinyl

Live acoustic tunes in the afternoon. More details as they’re announced.

 Records & Relics

Live music, DJs, wine and cheese. Sets from Cara Krush, Dilly Dream, M. Sea and Jules & Colin Djing.

Music Zone, Douglas (11am, free)

Live sets from Raising Jupiter – 11:00, Jack O’Rourke – 12 noon, Marlene Enright – 1:00pm, @Anna Mitchell – 2:00pm

Compiled by Mike-Mcgrath Bryan


Derry

Cool Discs

In association with Stendhal Festival, live music from Ports, Paddy Nash, John Deery, Emma Lusby and R.O.E. from 2.30pm.Afterparty from 9pm @ Sandinos, with Andy Smith DJing. Shop’s 20th anniversary.


Kildare

Golden Discs – Newbridge

RSD releases.

Live music: Noon:  Appo & The Disappointments, Wayfarer


Kilkenny

Rollercoaster Records

RSD releases and DJs in-store.



Limerick

Steamboat

RSD releases from 9:30am to 5:30pm

Two events:
Thomond Sessions live in store from 9:30-12:30 featuring Emma Langford, Crusier, Steve Ryan (Windings), Laura Duff, Conor Clancy, Toby Hay and
Anna’s Anchor.

The Steamboat Takeover @ Dolan’s Warehouse and Kasbah from 8:30pm April 22nd.
Anna’s Anchor, Siomha, Tigwara, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Fox Jaw, Nile St.
James, Weenz feat Dirt and Parliament Square.

Tickets 10 euro – Gets you access to both venues


Louth

Classified Records, Dundalk

RSD releases, DJ sets & giveaways.


Sligo

Liber Books & Record Store

10am: Sligo-based music collective Turn It On spinning records.
4pm: Kieran Quinn Music & Seamie O’Dowd

 


Waterford

Ben O’Neills 64 O’Connell Street, Dungarvan

Waterford Ska Club live set.

Golden Discs – City Square

11.30am – Darragh Dwyer Dj set
1.30pm – Back Road Smokers Club


Westmeath

Golden Discs, Athlone

12.30pm – Cronin followed by Play DJs.


Wexford

South East Records Music Shop

Live music promised.