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The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival returns for a second year with Horslips, Vicky McClure, Mary Coughlan & more

The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival returns for a second year with Horslips, Vicky McClure, Mary Coughlan & more

Kelly Doherty

Vinyl Festival is returning to Dún Laoghaire on November 1st to 3rd. Taking place across a series of venues including The LexIcon Library Studio, The National Maritime Museum, The Pavilion Theatre and The Lighthouse, the festival will involve a series of talks and discussions on relating to all things vinyl as well as live performances. 

The blurb for the festival says:

“A mutual love of music, the excitement at the return of an old format that many felt was gone and a wish to celebrate it in our local community – these are the reasons we created the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival in 2018. This year’s event will be even bigger and more varied, with something for audiophiles of all ages and musical tastes: from punk to soul, from recording to sleeve design – with vinyl, the music is only part of the story.”

Over the weekend there will be two live gigs featuring Johnny, Barry & Jim of Horslips, a DJ set from Line of Duty/This is England actor Vicky McClure, Newstalk’s Tom Dunne playing tracks from the Beatles’ Abbey Road and discussing its recording and legacy and Liam O Maonlaí discussing the Hothouse Flowers’ debut album, People and playing some of the tracks on vinyl and live on piano. 

The line-up also includes Damian O’Neill & Michael Bradley (The Undertones), The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan, Leslie Dowdall, authors Stuart Cosgrove, Geraldine Quigley and Jennifer Otter Bickerdike and directors Richie Smyth and Kevin Godley. Tom Dunne, Nadine O’Regan, Peter Devlin, Roisin Dwyer, Dan Hegarty and Dave Fanning are on moderating duties across the weekend. 

See Also
Dublin Gig Guide

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