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Here at the museum, we aim to regularly update our blog with fresh content that’s interesting for you! Letting you know about our offers, gigs going on in the area and opinion pieces by some of our resident rock ‘n’ roll bloggers.

Why Records are Still Better than Digital | Record Store Day 2017

Why Records are Still Better than Digital | Record Store Day 2017

Why Records are STILL better than digital. With international record day hitting on April 22nd 2017 we’re getting a little nostalgic and emotional about the old school art form of record collecting. Sure, you can get everything online nowadays, and with the likes of Spotify, Deezer, I-Tunes and Soundcloud to name a few, you can reach your favourite music faster than ever. While that’s all well and good we still think there’s nothing quite as real as sinking back into a chair, popping on your favourite vinyl and listening to good old analog. So before we disappear off to our neighbours Claddagh Records and have a fan fit over a limited edition of U2’s new 2017 mix of “Red Hill Mining Town”, let us quantifiably prove to you that records are STILL better than digital. 5. Analog is still alive and thriving. Walk into any rock and roll store these days and you’ll see they’re not empty. Spindizzy on Georges Street, Tower Records, amongst others are full of serious music fans and collectors alike Monday to Sunday. They’re filled with the believers of the craft of music. See it’s expensive these days to create a vinyl track, it costs more than digital and the turnaround time is roughly about 4 to 8 weeks. The only people who will put themselves through this are the musical big wigs and the real music nuts. We love the music nuts just so you know.   4. Analog still sounds better. When creating music nowadays you can do layer upon layer of music but there’s something magical about the fact that analog squashes all the sound down into... read more
Irelands Top 5 Rock n Roll Mother’s

Irelands Top 5 Rock n Roll Mother’s

To celebrate Mothers Day we wanted to wish everyone’s mammy a very special day, but especially some of the Irish rocking mammy’s, & mammy’s of rockers. Here are our Top 5 Irish Rocking Mammy’s.

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U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

The 9th of March marks the 30th anniversary of one of U2’s iconic album Joshua Tree. As they embark on a celebratory tour, we took a look at the making of the album and found out some interesting facts that you may not (or may, I know there’s plenty of superfans out there!) know about the album. Enjoy!

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Rory Gallagher’s Top 5 Greatest Hits

Rory Gallagher’s Top 5 Greatest Hits

This week marks Rory Gallagher’s 69th Birthday. It’s been more than 22 years since he passed away, but he lives on through his array of timeless rock anthems. In memory and celebration of this guitar hero’s music, we’ve compiled a list of what are arguably Rory’s Top 5 Greatest Hits.

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