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These 50 Irish bands are selling their merch in The Grand Social this Christmas

These 50 Irish bands are selling their merch in The Grand Social this Christmas

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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, on the weekend of Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December 2022 from 11am to 5pm.

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.

  • Aoife Nessa Frances
  • Big Love
  • Blood Donor
  • Bon Voyage
  • Columbia Mills
  • Daire Heffernan
  • Dáithí
  • Deadlians
  • Dj Sally Cinnamon
  • Gemma Dunleavy
  • Gilla Band
  • Gurriers
  • HAVVK
  • 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
  • MELTS
  • 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
  • THUMPER
  • TV People
  • Varo
  • Wyvern Lingo

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

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.

“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