Take in Musicmaker’s walls upon walls of leading electric guitar brands, or check out their drumskin collection signed by legendary customers The Edge, Blondie, Robbie Robertson and more, and you’ll see that Musicmaker has been at the centre of Dublin’s music scene for the last 30 years. Their superb selection of instruments and tuned-in staff make it a mecca for the city’s thriving music community, but they’re more than just a music shop, providing a variety of drum clinics, acoustic sessions, and weekly gigs in venues all over town. Just remember…no Stairway!
The Drumgeon is situated in the basement of the Exchequer Street building Musicmaker’s drum department is the spiritual home of Dublin’s drummers. With the largest cymbal display in the country and kits catering for all levels of drummer Ronan, Rob and Oisin will be on hand to talk you through the best option for you with kits on display from leading drum manufacturers DW, Yamaha, Sonor, Gretsch and PDP. Be sure to check out and ask regarding the impressive array of signed drumskins on show on the department’s walls. Each has its own story and those who have been lucky enough to have attended the infamous and underground ‘shed sessions’ that take place randomly in the Drumgeon can testify to the vibe which seems to flow through the departments veins. Impromptu performances by Chris Johnson (Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, Aaron Spears (Usher), Brian Frasier Moore (Madonna, Janet Jackson), Spanky McCurdy (Lady Gaga), Mark Schulman (Pink, Velvet Revolver) are now the stuff of folklore amongst the cities drumming fraternity with every drummer wishing to get the call to say their drumming idol is in town and to drop down for a jam and some Jack Daniels.