Tuesday 17 September 2019

Haul of vinyl at the record fair

Sara Phillips
Sara Phillips

There was a treat for vinyl lovers at Greystones Rugby Club on Sunday, August 25, with the Greystones Record Fair in situ at the club.

Traders with a large selection of vinyl and CDs were there to buy, sell or exchange their wares. There were plenty of browsers, most of whom went away with something special to ad to their collections.

There was also tea and coffee for those taking a break from checking out the vast array of records available. Tapes were on offer also, as well as seven-inch singles and much more.

Some of the rarities on offer included Springsteen, Neil Young, Thin Lizzy, Bowie, Talking Heads, Dylan box sets and much more.

The day was run by Irish Record Fairs who organise similar events all over the country on a regular basis.

They have been organising the music, CD and record fair since 1998, for the first six years in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, running three or four fairs annually. They moved on to Filmbase in Temple Bar, and have relocated to the CIE Social Club in Inchicore for the large tri-annual fairs.

Now, 21 years later, and with over 700 fairs under their belts, dealers travel from all over Ireland, Scotland and England to exhibit their goods at the fairs. They have even gone to Electric Picnic, Indiependence, the Dublin Bowie Festival, the Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon, and other festivals.

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