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Dance energy at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The last hurrah of the summer, a 10th birthday party, an established hooley, a sold-out crowd, a cerebral weekend, a chance to go wild. Electric Pi(...)

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Customers in Freebird Records on Wicklow Street in Dublin hoped to get some of the many limited-edition Record Store Day releases by Irish and international acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent record stores in Dublin enjoyed a vinyl revival on Saturday when music fans came out in droves to support international Record Stor(...)