Record Store Day was set up initially to promote Independent record and music stores. It has become a huge annual event marked across the globe. This year sees stores celebrating the local artists and community around them by inviting musicians to perform in store while punters pursue the special releases, the heavily discounted or the much longed for.

For a full list of stores participating on April 16th go here

Events going on across the country on April 16th include

Music Zone, Douglas, Cork – Raising Jupiter, Cry Monster Cry, Anna Mitchell & John Blek,and Crojayn.

Golden Discs, Patrick St. Cork – Marlene Enright Chris Fitzpatrick, WaspsVsHumans, Slow Motion Heroes and Lynda Cullen

Plug’d Records, Cork – Vinyl Love curated by Stevie G

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork – in the pm The Bonk, Laurie Shaw, Barchester Cronicles and Roslyn Steer.

Golden Discs, Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork – Raising Jupiter and Daniel Anderson

Golden Discs, St. Stephen’s Green – Hermitage Green

Golden Discs, Swords Pavillion Shopping Centre – Fangclub

Golden Discs, Blanchardstown – Danny C

Tower Records, Dublin – September Girls, Fangclub, Bantum, Wolff, Black Bank Folk and The Young Folk

The Record Spot @ Fade St, Dublin – Me and My Dog, Oh Boland, Paddy Hanna, Tandem Felix. DJ sets from We Three Kings, DJackulate. Talks by Conor Harry Cusack – “Me vs. ‘The Industry’”, Nathan Thomast – Guitar Tech 201

Little Gem Records, Dublin – Divil A’ Bit, Strength, Fuzzy Hell, Ewa Gigon, Cal Folger Day, Robert John Ardiff, Laura Ann Brady.

All-City Records, Dublin – DJ sets and after party in the Bernard Shaw

Records & Relics, Cork – started at 2pm performances from Ciara B vinyl dj set (funky house), Colin and Jules DJ Set ( indie), San Pedro, Kurtis Goodwolf (live acoustic set), James OR (live indie pop/rock acoustic set), Dr Quigley DJ set ( northern soul), M.SEA EP pre launch (freak folk live acoustic set)

Rollercoaster Records, Kilkenny – RST releases and an after party in The Set Theatre

South East Records Music Shop, Wexford – Wolff

Classified Records, Dundalk
– DJ sets