Record Store Day 2018 Our Top Picks

Record Store Day 2018 Our Top Picks

Record Store Day Releases 2018 Our Picks. We’re big fans of vinyl here at the Museum, not that we really need to tell you, you can see that from our vinyl collection below, which is actually the largest on display record collection in Ireland. You can also see us wax lyrical about how we think vinyl just sounds better here. Don’t get us wrong, we still listen to Spotify and stream online but there’s something about sinking into the couch and listening to your favourite album that is epitomised by the crackle of our favourite record on a  player. A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Apr 20, 2018 at 5:47am PDT Now, this year we’re delighted that Record Store Day 2018 has some great releases and  has been taken on board by lots of musicians so we’ve compiled a list of records we wouldn’t mind picking up for you below. Led Zeppelin Rock N Roll Sunset Sound Mix & Friends Olympic Studio Mix Led Zeppelin are kicking off their 50th year in business by joining Record Store Day with two releases, both produced by Jimmy Page and previously unreleased to the public. Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. Tom Waits is rereleasing the three piece entitled Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, originally released in 2006. These were previously only sold as Orphans, but now they’re available for the first time as stand alone albums pressed on 2 xLP 180 transparent grey vinyl. All three are available to buy so pick one up or three! Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ which will...
Vibe For Philo 2018

Vibe For Philo 2018

  Vibe for Philo is an annual event held to commemorate Phil Lynott on the anniversary of his tragic death. It’s obviously an event close to our heart with Phil having such a strong presence in the museum, and this year we’re doing a discount and we’re talking about all things Lizzy! Vibe for Philo 2017 This year the Vibe is gearing up for a special commemorations with two shows in Whelan’s s on the 3rd, and 4th  of January. The Vibe includes performances from some of the best Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy cover bands and is an event not to be missed by any fan of either! 2018 will mark 40 years since the release of Live and Dangerous, one of the most succesful live albums and DVDs of all time. Vibe is always a good show with this year sure to celebrate a great music history. Phil Lynott in the museum Phil Lynott is an iconic figure in Irish rock and music in general. As such he holds a very special place in the heart of the museum. Our dedicated Thin Lizzy exhibit features a range of interesting Phil Lynott memorabilia from his school report to his iconic mirror bass, kindly donated by the lovely Philomena Lynott. The exhibition is housed in Apollo studio, where Phil actually recorded quite soon before he died. Vibe for Philo discount and competition To celebrate Phil’s anniversary and the Vibe for Philo, we’re offering a 20% discount for the museum for the first two weeks of the year. All you have to do is enter the code VIBEPHIL18 when booking online, or present...
Some Irish Rock Connections to Queens of the Stone Age

Some Irish Rock Connections to Queens of the Stone Age

Some Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll links to Queens of the Stone Age As I’m sure many of you know  Queens of the Stone Age are playing this friday the 24th of November in the 3Arena in Dublin. This is going to be a little blog telling you the musical connections between Queens Of The Stone age and Ireland and there’s a lot more than you’ll think. The Nirvana Link Okay let’s go back to 1994, Nirvana were one of the biggest bands at time, they had 3 very successful albums on their backs and were on tour. They were scheduled to play RDS Simmons Court on the 8th of April, as all of us know that was the day it was announced Kurt Cobain had passed away. In the museum we have a poster that was donated to us by a member of the Irish Poster Association. If you’re a Queen’s fan then you already know the connection but if you’re still wondering what any of this has to do with Queens Of The Stone Age let us go on. Nirvana mainly (there were a few temporary characters in and out through the years) consisted of lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl. Now Grohl was devastated by the news of the passing of the singer of his band, and rightly so, he lost a close friend. But  a few years after Dave finished with Nirvana  he started a band called “Foo Fighters” Let me set the scene one day late 2001 Josh Homme rang Dave and asked him would he play drums for...
Niall Power | The Man of Many Bands | New Donation to The Irish Rock N Roll Museum

Niall Power | The Man of Many Bands | New Donation to The Irish Rock N Roll Museum

Niall Power, the “Man of Many Bands” donates new memorabilia to The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Niall Power, is a man of many talents. He began a glittering career in Irish Rock N Roll 40 years ago and has played drums for everyone from Bob Geldof to Westlife. Self-described as only ever wanting to be a drummer had to give up his main passion in life after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago. Never one to sit idly by Niall began penning a book of his memories, the results of which is his fascinating autobiography “Timing is Everything”. Niall has donated a signed copy to the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. His autobiography is accompanied by his favourite skins, lucky drumsticks, a rare home photo of himself, Bob Geldof and the Vegetarians of Love, as well as his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass.   LIVE 8 Niall’s donations to the Museum include his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass. He played drums on ‘I don’t like Monday’s’ as part of Bob Geldof’s solo band. The Donation As well as the drumsticks, his unique Live 8 Ticket and Backstage Lanyard Niall Donates his brand new book “Timing Is Everything,” a unique and interesting take on his career which we are now selling in our giftshop. We are very lucky to have this and we’re selling his book in our little giftshop too. It’s a good read! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 21, 2017 at 5:12am PDT We were very happy to have Niall Power in today to officially donate...
Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Concert Goers Discount for Chili Pepper’s fans!   Are you up in Dublin for the Chili Peppers rescheduled gig? Are you looking to kill some time? Are you interested in Rock Music and it’s History? Then pop into the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience and avail of our 20% Concertgoers discount. In the interest of , we’re offering a 20% discount for all concertgoers!  All you have to do is present your ticket at reception, tell us all about the gig (if you want to) and boom 20% off! It’s as easy as that! You can book online or at reception, which ever you prefer. Our current tour times are: 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45 & 17:30 And you can even come tell us about how the below meme makes you feel. Are you a @chilipeppers fan in Dublin looking for something to do before or after the gig tonight or tomorrow? Pop into us and go on a #RockNRoll Tour of Irish Music History! #Meme A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:28am PDT   Book Your Guided Tour...
New Phil Lynott Memorabilia donated in time for Phil’s 68th Birthday

New Phil Lynott Memorabilia donated in time for Phil’s 68th Birthday

New Thin Lizzy Memorabilia for the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience We here at the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum had a lovely visit to Philomena Lynott’s House earlier this month when she donated some new Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy Memorabilia to the Museum. We’re delighted to get this memorabilia just in time for the Bash For Philo Weekend and the 68th Anniversary of his birthday. This weekend is the first weekend that we have this bad boy on display. New to the Museum this weekend! This guitar and case were used by Phil Lynott in his work post Thin Lizzy. Blog and video to follow! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:49am PDT We also managed to get 2 double passes to the Guest list of Bash For Philo on this weekend in the Button Factory to celebrate his Birthday!  We’ll pick a winner at random from our tour tomorrow! We can also offer a massive 30% off Bash For Philo for all visitors to the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience over the weekend. Just ask at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Reception and we’ll look after you! Book Your Guided Tour...