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Merchy Christmas: Irish band merch & popup performances this weekend at The Grand Social – lineup

Merchy Christmas: Irish band merch & popup performances this weekend at The Grand Social – lineup


Merchy Christmas is back for its third year of gathering together artists and musicians in the music venue The Grand Social to sell their merch including tees, totes and vinyl, this weekend of Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December 2022 from 11am to 5pm. Here are all the details:

Presented by One Stop Band Shop, Merchy Christmas was the idea of Conor Cusack (Saint Sister’s manager at ie:music) and the bands who will be selling their merch on the weekend include:

  • Aoife Nessa Frances
  • Big Love
  • Blood Donor
  • Bon Voyage
  • Columbia Mills
  • Daire Heffernan
  • Dáithí
  • Deadlians
  • Dj Sally Cinnamon
  • Gemma Dunleavy
  • Gilla Band
  • Gurriers
  • Ispíní na hÉireann
  • Jackie Beverly
  • John Francis Flynn
  • Junior Brother
  • Just Mustard / Pizza Pizza Records
  • Kojaque & Kean Kavanagh (Soft Boy Records)
  • Lankum
  • Le Boom
  • Mango X Mathman
  • Maria Kelly
  • Meltybrains?
  • Modernlove
  • Moxie
  • Nealo
  • Neil Dexter
  • Niamh Regan
  • Paddy Hanna
  • Pillow Queens
  • Pretty Happy
  • Rebel Phoenix
  • Saint Sister
  • SENU
  • Skinner
  • Skipper’s Alley, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O’Brien
  • SOAK
  • Soda Blonde
  • Sorcha Richardson
  • Sprints
  • Strength NIA
  • The Cope
  • The Murder Capital
  • TV People
  • Varo
  • Wyvern Lingo

Admission is free with suggested donation of €5 to Dublin Simon Community.

Day by day lineup:

Bring Cash, while some acts may have Sumup devices, cash is expected to be king.

Last year, Merchy Christmas fundraised €4,915 for Dublin Simon Community and the organisers are aiming to hit €10,000 this year, with raffles and limited-edition merch kindly donated by the artists taking part across the weekend.


Artists will also take to the stage over the two days, enjoy pop-up performances from Big Love, Blood Donor, Daire Heffernan, Gemma Dunleavy, Ispíní na hÉireann, John Francis Flynn, Krea, Niamh Regan, Pillow Queens, Skinner, SOAK, and Sorcha Richardson. Plus, DJ sets from R.Kitt, Arveene, Ian Blake and Nialler9 and more.


Prizes include a 1-day recording at The Clinic Recording Studios; Nicholas DiMaio Holy Trinity package (€50 Neighbourhood Threat, €50 Bambino, €50 Token); 2 tickets to any Singular Artists’ gig in 2023; Dinner and a show at Connolly’s of Leap; Salvatore of Lucan Print; Fuchsia MacAree print; €100 The R.A.G.E voucher; 2 bottles of Dingle Distillery’s Single Malt, and tonnes more music and non-music prizes! All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Dublin Simon Community.

“We are so grateful to the organisers and artists involved in Merchy Christmas. The music community in Ireland has a strong record of supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and we are blown away that this support has only gotten stronger during a period which has been extremely difficult for artists. It’s commitment like this that keeps our vital services running, which are needed now more than ever as we grapple with the highest level of homelessness the country has ever seen. On behalf of our community, thank you so much for your support.” –

Aisling Harmey, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Dublin Simon Community

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