Wayfarer (Picture via Wayfarer/Facebook)
Kildare band Wayfarer are to play at Newbridge’s Golden Discs outlet, in the Whitewater Shopping Centre, this Saturday, April 21, to mark Record Store Day.
Record stores across the country will host live acts throughout the day. Skywriter will perform at Golden Discs in Athlone, Frankenstein Bolt and Rachel Grace in Wexford, DJ Ian Richards in Cork, DJ Toby in Limerick, Crome Yellow and De Zoot in Waterford and Molly Sterling in Dundrum Town Centre.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independent record stores.
Record Store Day will see new releases from music veterans including Bruce Springsteen (Greatest Hits two LP set on pressed red vinyl); Rory Gallagher (recording of a live concert in Paris in 1974) and U2, who are releasing Lights of Home, a single from their latest album Songs of Experience on a 12” picture disc in a clear PVC bag.