Record fair in Athlone this weekend

Aficionados of the pre-CD medium are in for a treat this Saturday November 7, when Records Fairs Ireland will be setting out their comprehensive array of vinyl wares at the Prince of Wales Hotel, from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Christmas is coming and it’s the ideal time to pick up an collectable vinyl or a record player for the perfect present!

The fair will feature a massive head-spinning range of vinyl records spanning almost every era and genre - from the 1950s right up to the present day - from blues to metal, rap to alternative, punk to funk, post-rock to 80s rock, and Irish to indie.

If vinyl is the not the food of love for those thinking of attending, then a selection of hard-to-find CDs and DVDs will also be on sale on the day.

For its many music lovers, nothing can beat the crackle and purr of a vinyl record, but sadly it has become harder in recent years to buy and track down vinyl. All that is to change, however, thanks to a group of like-minded music fans and collectors who have come together to set up a new travelling Record Fair, which will make its second visit to Athlone this weekend.

Record Fairs Ireland also have a facebook page, www.facebook.com/recordfairs, so if you have any special requests for a particular record or artist ahead of the Athlone fair, then check it out.

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