Glass Cases Of Emotion


This morning/afternoon.

Windmill Lane, Dublin Docklands.

Moya Brennan of Clannad and Editor of Hot Press Niall Stokes at the unveiling of an unusual exhibition ‘remembering the musical legacy of Windmill Lane through album covers and concerts’.

A total of 21 sleeves (including titles from The Hot House Flowers, Clannad and six U2 albums) of the most famous long players recorded or partially recorded at the studio (now, according to Rotide, a ‘soulless office building’) are lodged inside glassed panels on the pavement outside in a display entitled, the Windmill Lane Vinyl Walkway.

Pick hammer not included.

Any excuse.

Windmill Quarter Unveils Album Display & Launches Windmill Live (Hot Press)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

11 thoughts on “Glass Cases Of Emotion

  1. rotide

    Just to be pedantic, that’s not Windmill Lane Studios anymore.

    The studios are on Ringsend Road and the post production end of things is off baggot st now. That’s 1WML which is a soulless office building on Windmill Lane

    1. Dr_Chimp

      To be pedantic, the street on which the sleeves are displayed is Windmill Lane. In any event, this place was an absolute kip (abandoned derelict industrial sheds used by transient drug addicts) before the “soulless” office building tool it’s place. Gentrification and all that.

      1. rotide

        The article initially described it as ‘Windmill Lane Studios’, hence the pedantry.

        Also, it had only been the kip you describe for about 4 or 5 years

    1. Dhaughton99

      I’d do some awkward hand stuff for an afternoon in the Shelbourne and some back slapping from the Edge.

  2. johnny

    oh gawd-Dublin’s hokey answer to Hollywood’s walk of fame, paid for by a REIT who’s founder is x NAMA to celebrate ’80’s Irish music-the revolution will not be televised……

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