Get­ting it on the record for Road

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A day-long mu­sic event is set for Dublin’s Whe­lan’s this Sun­day. The Christ­mas Record Fair, which is free to at­tend, kicks off in the main venue at 1pm and runs un­til 5pm. Later that evening, the first screen­ing of mu­sic doc­u­men­tary One for the Road takes place at 7pm.

The 34-minute film was di­rected by Mark O’toole and chron­i­cles the rise and fall of Road Records, the much-loved independent mu­sic shop on Dublin’s Fade Street, which closed its doors last July. Opened by Dave Kennedy and Julie Collins in 1997, Road Records first fell into dif­fi­cul­ties in early 2009, but re­ceived a tem­po­rary stay of ex­e­cu­tion af­ter the mu­sic com­mu­nity came to­gether to fundraise to keep it afloat.

Con­trib­u­tors to the doc­u­men­tary in­clude Glen Hansar­dand Un­der­tones front­man Paul Mcloone. The film will be fol­lowed by a gig that in­cludes per­for­mances by The Di­nah Brand, The Jimmy Cake and guests. Tick­ets are ¤8 from whe­lanslive.com.

Glen Hansard con­trib­utes to One for the Road

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