It was a sad day when Plugd Records closed its doors in 2017.
The store wasn’t just a music goldmine, it was also a meeting place for like-minded people, a community space and a hub of excellence and emerging talent.
Now the news of their reopening in the city centre, in a new home, is a real cultural win for the city. And we are bursting to get in there to show our support.
Plugd will now be located inside what is now Siopa Gan Ainm on Cornmarket Street, with the ground floor and yard open to the public.
“Plugd will be opening on Cornmarket Street next Friday 23rd for the Jazz. Next weekend we will be running the record store. Then we will close for a week and Plugd records/cafe/event space will open its doors.” they announced on Instagram.
Plugd has been trading online since the launch of their website in December and popping up in places like Rebel Reads and My Goodness in the Marina Market, playing and selling records.
To say that people are excited would be downplaying the reaction. Musician Caoilian Sherlock even went so far as to proclaim “The Boom is Back BABAYYYYY!”.
But The Boom never left Caoilian, The Boom is a state of mind.
Plugd opens on Cornmarket Street on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm for the Jazz Festival.