As lockdown continues in Ireland, the threat to the future of independent record shops grows, but here’s something you can do right now to help.
Physical stores may have closed, but indie retailers are encouraging customers to become virtual crate-diggers by bringing the local record shop experience to them with home delivery during lockdown.
To make it even easier, OfficialCharts.com/Ireland in collaboration with IRMA has launched The Official Indie Record Store Finder – an interactive map linking to the independent record shops across Ireland that will deliver direct to your door.
From Tower Records in Dublin to Music Zone in Cork, several stores across the country are available to take your orders, so why not add another record to your collection and support your go-to high street shop.
Enter the name of your favourite shop on the map, search by area, or look up alphabetically in the listings, double tap, then hit ‘SHOP AT THIS STORE’.
“Retail shops everywhere are suffering and that includes the venerable independent record shops across Ireland. However, many are sitting on stock – hot new releases and classic albums – and you may not have known that you can have them delivered to your door. Streaming is great but, in the absence of this year’s Record Store Day, IRMA wants you to know that you can continue to get your music fix on vinyl and CD from a number of great Irish record shops”. – IRMA