Musicmaker - the Greatest Music Store known to man!
Musicmaker was founded on Dublin’s north side on November 2nd, 1981. Originally situated beside the busy fruit market at Mary’s Abbey in the city, Musicmaker moved across the city to its present 29 Exchequer Street headquarters in 1986. Just steps away from one of Europe’s leading shopping streets Grafton Street, Musicmaker’s departments span over three floors which include the infamous Drumgeon drum department, the Guitar Foyer, the Hitech department and the beautiful wood clad Acoustic Room.
The Musicmaker Ethos
Having supported the countries musicians for generations Musicmaker is widely recognised as one of the cornerstones of the Irish Rock Music Industry with its Exchequer street building being seen as a Mecca for both touring musicians along with the next generation of rockers. Described recently by Glen Hansard as ‘a vital artery in the Dublin rock scene’ even for those non musicians the store is worth a visit.
The store itself is steeped in both Irish and international musical history with visitors to the store including U2, The Script, Sinead O Connor, Glen Hansard along with international acts Blondie, Muse, Fun Loving Criminals, Feeder, Manic Street Preachers, The National and even the more unlikely Musicmaker customer LMFAO. It’s fair to say that during a trip to Musicmaker you never know who you might meet. In-store performances by Feeder and the Fun Loving Criminals along with an infamous rooftop gig by Irish rockers The Minutes set Musicmaker on a different level to your average musical equipment store.