An idea borne out of conversations in a record shop, where else?
A common memory of the importance of vinyl in our youth and a belief that it had become relevant again. The look of the cover, the feel of the sleeve, the smell of the record and the purity of the sound.. it was a format worthy of a revival!
The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival brings together local and international musicians, film makers, authors and artists to discuss and play vinyl records and look at their position in our culture. Last year was our inaugural festival and proved to be a great success. Events from then included talks and interviews with Lenny Abrahamson (discussing the soundtrack to his film ‘Frank’), Don Letts (looking at 50 years of Trojan Records), Steve Averill (examining five of his own album designs), Graham Jones, Stuart Cosgrove and Dave Randall talking about their music-based books, as well as Gavin Friday looking at the work of Brian Eno and many more.
The festival directors are graphic designer and vinylophile, Neil Goodman & documentarian and one time record shop proprietor, Brian O’Flaherty; who along with Sara Macken who has worked for the Dalkey Book Festival since its inception (Volunteer Staff Manager), IT guru and film producer, Dave Cahill (Venue Manager), Sound Engineer and musician, Hugh Drumm, Donna McCauley (Venue Manager) and Colm Murphy (Event Manager) make up the organising committee.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about the Festival. Our aim is to provide a fun and entertaining artistic event which people will want to come back to year after year. It's not for profit, but very much for music (and a celebration for those who love it). If you would like to help fund us (Fund it money will go towards our venue and audio visual equipment hire-costs, ensuring we can provide the best sound in the best places!) we would be forever in your debt!
The DLVF Team. x.