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Tomorrow is International Record Store Day.

Your annual reminder that music is available for sale as chunky spherical objects in sexy gatefold sleeves in real-world geographical locations staffed by actual living humans… Crazy, right?!!

Yes, once upon a time there was no such thing as YouTube, Soundcloud, BandCamp… all music was offline.

As a teenager growing up in the 1980s in Dublin, record shops like Golden Discs, Dolphin Discs, Freebird, Sound Cellar and Comet were like lighthouses dotted around the city, offering a sacred place to hear new music and maybe meet like-minded souls.Then the UK chain stores Virgin, HMV and Our Price Records came to town. We never had it so good.

My favourite store, however, was Tower Records on Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 (above) – its hallowed aisles contained an eye-popping amount of records. Fancy an obscure green coloured vinyl Japanese import of the latest Smiths single? No problem.

Many shops are hosting live in-store gigs for the day that’s in it and offering special discounts and selling exclusive bespoke releases.

Nick Says: Support your local record store – you’ll miss it when it’s gone. Consider this your vinyl warning.

Record Store Day


We have a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EUROS to giveaway to one platter-cherishing Broadsheet reader.

What is your favourite record store EVER in Ireland or ‘abroad’?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘My favourite record store ever is__________ because________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.15pm extended until MIDNIGHT!

Golden Discs


Golden Discs

Sinead writes:

Golden Discs, the biggest and longest running record store chain in Ireland, celebrates Record Store Day TOMORROW, with live performances in ten stores nationwide.

Record Store Day celebrates the unique culture of independently owned record shops and has become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

Vinyl sales are bucking the trend, and at Golden Discs sales are up over 300% year on year. 11 of the 13 Golden Discs stores now stock vinyl with an ever increasing choice on offer for vinyl fans.

With a Golden Discs Vinyl Club Loyalty Card every €10 spent earns a sticker, with 10 stickers earning a €20 discount on the next vinyl purchase. Unique in Ireland, this incentive is very popular with vinyl fans…


…To celebrate, we are giving away a Red Steepltone Discgo turntable (as above) to a Broadsheet reader.

The winner will also receive FIVE of Golden Discs’ bestselling vinyl [Hozier/Hozier; Amy Winehouse/Back To Black; Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1; Bob Marley/Legend and Walking on Cars/Everything This Way] to start/restart or enhance your collection.

To enter, just complete this sentence:

‘My first ever vinyl record purchase was___________________________’

Lines MUST close at 4.50pm MIDNIGHT

Golden Discs


Dott- Heroes

Anna writes:

We are giving away a free download of our cover of Heroes by David Bowie for Record Store Day 2016 and ahead of our performance at An Evening of David Bowie in The Cracker Factory, NY on April 29th.
Dott moved from Ireland to Toronto, Canada this year and have evolved into a two-piece band. They have been experimenting with drum loops and home-recordings which will very soon culminate in the release of new material. New songs and US Tour dates to be announced very soon….

Dott (Facebook)