The Alliance Française in Dublin celebrates the annual Fête de la Musique with a Vintage Vinyl Bazaar this June.
This year, the Alliance Française has decided to take a somewhat different and novel approach to celebrating the traditional Fête de la Musique by organising a Vintage Vinyl Bazaar in its Kildare Street premises.
La Fête de la Musique was initiated in France in 1982 by the then Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. It has since gone on to become an international event, World Music Day, celebrated globally in 110 countries on the 21st June.
This French record fair organised by the Alliance Française will appeal to music lovers of all ages, with over 1,000 original pressings from the vaults of the Médiathèque Française Dublin on offer for one night and one night only!
Take the time to browse through the collection which will include genres like 60’s yéyé, pop, rock, chanson, new wave, electro, folk/trad, jazz, operetta, audio plays, classical, and, of course, contemporary music. Expect to pay in the region of €2 to €20 for singles, 10″ EPs, and albums.
Whether you are a collector, a music buff, or just interested in vintage objects and design, the organisers tell us that everyone will find their groove at this Vintage Vinyl Bazaar! Entertainment in the form of a Music Quiz & Blind Test is also on the programme for the evening, and there will be plenty of delicious French food and wine on sale too. C’est beau, la vie!
The Vintage Vinyl Bazaar and la Fête de la Musique celebration takes place at the Alliance Française on Thursday, 23rd June from 6:30pm. Admission is free and open to all.
Vintage Vinyl Bazaar
1, Kildare Street
Tel: 01 676 1732
Lead image © Mr Cup / Fabien Barral; all other images courtesy Alliance Française