Rare vinyl and specialist music on offer in Limerick’s Milk Market

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

FANCY picking up a rare vinyl copy of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on The Edge of Town or The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead?

FANCY picking up a rare vinyl copy of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on The Edge of Town or The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead?

Would you know that you could get €25 to €30 for selling mint edition copies of the same? Music lovers, collectors and sellers take note, a record fair is to be held in the Milk Market in August.

The Limerick City Record Fair takes place in the busy market place at 10am on August 12 and already boasts 24 stalls, with more to be added.

Music traders from all over the country, including Plugd Records from Cork, will descend on the Milk Market to sell music related treasures such as CDs, records and DVDs, as well as art related to music.

The fair is the brainchild of Farranshone man John Cowpar - formerly of HMV, Empire Music and Black Box records - and Denis O’Connor.

“The Milk Market is a great facility to have in the city centre and the for people of Limerick and this is expanding on that resource,” explained Cowpar.

“We came up with this idea to use the market and give people the opportunity to get vinyl and CDs - specialist music that people would otherwise have to travel to Cork or Dublin for.

“Rare hard to find stuff that collectors will be looking for, covering all genres from past to present. It can be the kind of stuff that inspires creativity in bands and stuff. It is to give people that opportunity, in a nice environment,” he added.

The organisers hope the market will become a regular fixture on the city’s calendar, and help provide a boost to traders in the Milk Market.

“What we want is an end result of people walking home happy with something tucked under their arm, traders happy that they have had a good time and it is worth their while, market stall holders and the shops down there being happy and the city centre getting a bit of a boost as well. That way everybody wins,” explained Cowpar.