Setting up a record shop in my hometown of Cork in 2001 was something of a dream come true for me (Ray O’Brien). Having worked for years in Golden Discs on Patrick Street and then managing the branch in Wilton from 1998 to 2001, I knew that I loved music retail. There is something extremely special about building unique relationships with people through the common language of music. For me, it is one of the greatest joys in life.
Whether it is through sourcing rare records for long term collectors or recommending King Crimson to young listeners, I’ve always loved the sense of community that a local record shop can foster. This sense of community is something that we aim to preserve in the internet age through the personality of our independent store.
We are also dedicated to transferring this community into the internet world. With the largest selection of records in Cork and Munster and free shipping in Ireland when you purchase three or more records, we pride ourselves on the variety of music we provide and our dedication to our customers.
A family run business, my son Cormac works at the shop with me along with two music enthusiasts Bobby and Shane. Both Bobby and Shane are musicians, having studied music at University College Cork. Together we have a knowledge and in store camaraderie that you can’t get just anywhere.
We also love to champion local bands from Cork and Ireland. We believe that the Irish music scene is the strongest it has been for years, and with in store performances and a wide ranging stock of local artists we aim to help up and coming musicians build a foundation for their musical futures.
Make sure to pop in and say hi if you’re in Douglas Village Shopping Centre. We’ll take good care of you.