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Big day for music: HMV reopens on Grafton St and independents celebrate Record Store Day

Music lovers have lots of options this Saturday!

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MUSIC STORES ARE vying for your attention today.

It is International Record Store Day and independent record stores across the world are celebrating.

Tower Records is holding a party at its shop in Dawson Street and will also have special vinyl and CD releases at the O’Connell street store too.

From 8am, the stores will open with live DJs and bands, as well as surprise guests.


Meanwhile, the new HMV on Grafton Street is officially opening at 8am.

As HMV is not an independent record store, it’s holding a “Record Store Celebration” instead with special offers on the opening day.

The Grafton Street HMV shop closed over a year ago but has since been taken over by the Canadian firm Hilco. In the last 12 months, seven HMVs have re-opened in Ireland.

Those shops will also hold live performances on the day.

All HMVs in Ireland, with the exception of Newry, will also have a Record Store Celebration with 40 per cent off all vinyl.

Record Store Gay

There’s also an event called Record Store Gay which takes place at both Outhouse and Pantibar.

It will feature a pop up shop and a special poster exhibition.

For a full list of what’s on you can go to


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