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Video: Independent music shop Road Records – remembered

With the closure of Dolphin Discs after 40 years, we remember yet another musical mainstay which is no longer with us.

Road Records, which closed its doors after 11 years.
Road Records, which closed its doors after 11 years.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

WITH THE CLOSURE of music retailer Dolphin Discs reported yesterday, a documentary about another famous music shop that met a similar fate has found its way online.

Directed by Mark O’ Toole, the film is about Road Records – the record shop which for years brought music lovers to Fade Street on Dublin’s southside.

The independent music shop had been run by Dave Kennedy & Julie Collins prior to its eventual closure in July 2010.

At the time of the closure, Kennedy wrote on the music shops now-disappeared website:

This time, I am sad to say, there is no alternative for us, we have literally tried everything in our powers to keep this place operating and nothing has worked for us.
It hasn’t been an easy decision to make, if anything its even more difficult than two years ago, we have had amazing support from people but nothing we do seems to work anymore.
With debts beginning to build again Julie and myself have finally decided that we cannot take any more risks personally and before things get any worse we will have to finally walk away from the shop for the last time.


Read: Dolphin Discs to close after 40 years on Dublin’s Talbot Street >

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