Tuesday, March 17


Plugd will start doing free local weekly deliveries starting this weekend. We have had a few people asking about the possibility of getting a few records during these trying times. Having weighed it up we are going to give it a shot.

For most in these difficult days, buying records is the last thing on people’s minds. For some, it’s an important part of their lives - a welcome distraction from the situation we find ourselves in.. Personally, between keeping in touch with people, listening to music is all I have been doing these last days - from rediscovering old albums to tuning in to live streams in people's bedrooms to hearing sweet isolation compilations. 

Looking at the situation unfolding, locally and internationally, there are a lot of people who are finding all of this really difficult - particularly the elderly folks in our community. 
With this in mind we will be donating 10% of our sales to Alone who are one of the charities / volunteer groups doing trojan work to help the elderly, isolated and vulnerable in our community.
We will keep you up to date on how the donations are going weekly.

Is it safe?
The best advice I have heard this week is to presume you have Coronavirus. With this in mind I will be strictly adhering to the following guidelines before, during and after deliveries to help eliminate the spread of infection.
- Before packing with gloves, the contents will be wiped down with disinfectant and sealed in individual mailers.
- I will give a call when we are outside and leave the package at your doorstep. If you like I’ll wait around for a wave and a quick chat before cycling off again.
- Contactless payment - you can pay by paypal or bank transfer. Whichever is easiest for you.
- Remember to wash / disinfect your hands after handling the delivery.

How to order?
We have a lot of our stock on Discogs for people to look at. I have a lot more to get through over the coming days. The Discogs link to our page is to your left. Alternatively I can email you over a list.
Send me an email or pm via social media to reserve a record and I will get back to you.
We will only be doing free deliveries for folks within a distance of 3km to the city centre. I’m only on 2 wheels..
If you happen to be passing through the city at any time get in touch and we can arrange pick up. I’ll be pulling wheelies on Pana mostly.
For anybody else, we deliver through An Post. I can send you postage rates on request.

Considering the situation faced by Irish musicians and labels these days - a lot of whom have lost out on performance fees and release sales, we will be pushing the national scene as much as we can. A list of available Irish independent releases will be pinned to the top of our social media pages, or sent as an attachment by email to anyone interested. Anyone who has had a vinyl or cassette release in the last year shoot me an email and we will arrange stocking it.
I’ll also be reaching out to artists / labels over the weekend for restocks and new releases. 
90% (before paypal fees) of Irish independent release sales will be going directly to the artist / label with 10% donated to Alone.

We want all our customers, friends and family to above all, be safe. We look forward to sharing music and enjoying each other’s company in the near future but for the time being if some fresh music lifts the spirits then its worth it for us.



News!  Plugd will start doing free local weekly deliveries starting this weekend. We have had a few people asking about the possibility...