Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

If you like vinyl, if you like music, if you like Rascals beer… then this is for you. The Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival returns on the first weekend of November. Now in its second year, the festival is a celebration of the enduring appeal of the vinyl record. Bringing together musicians, writers, actors, producers and DJs, the three day event has talks, live music and DJ sets in The Pavilion Theatre, The Studio @ DLR Lexicon, the National Maritime Museum and the Lighthouse Pub.

Among the speaking event highlights is a discussion on the importance and impact of the music video, with songwriter and director Kevin Godley and Irish director Richie Smyth, whose video work has included the likes of U2, Bon Jovi and The Verve.

Tom Dunne will be hosting a chat with Pauline Black from The Selecter and Rhoda Dakar from Special AKA about 40 years of the iconic 2-Tone label.

Johnny, Barry and Jim from Horslips are among the live music events to mark in your diary, as well as an evening with Liam O’Maonlai discussing and playing songs from the Hothouse Flowers debut album.

Rascals Brewing is delighted to be the beer partner for this years festival and you’ll be able to enjoy a few complimentary cans of our finest ales at these four big events: 

Jah Wobble in Dub(lin) at the Maritime Museum, Saturday Nov 2nd at 4pm, buy tickets here.

Vicky McClure & Jonny Owen: Music That Matters, Saturday Nov 2nd at 6pm, buy tickets here.

Noel Hogan from The Cranberries discusses In The End, Sunday Nov 3rd at 5pm, buy tickets here.

Liam O’Maonlai plays songs from People, Sunday Nov 3rd at 9pm, buy tickets here.

If you want to check out the full schedule of events just click here. We’ll be giving away some tickets to the events listed above so make sure to keep an eye on our social channels. Our own marketing manager Joe Donnelly is hosting an event too! He’ll be chatting to author Stuart Cosgrove and Darren Mac Domhnaill from Pow City Soul Club about the history and significance of Northern Soul. You can get ticktes for that event here.