VIDEO: Culture Night 2017 Highlights

Each year for Culture Night, Windmill Lane Recording Studios open our big green doors and welcome the public inside for one night only, for a very special evening of events! Check out the highlights reel from Culture Night 2017 below which includes a recording on the night from Fran King, who performed two gigs in Studio One Live Room.


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CLICK HERE for the full gallery on our Facebook page.

Busker Fleadh 2017 Launched – Supported by Windmill Lane Recording


Windmill Lane Recording Studios are proud to sponsor the 2017 Busker Fleadh, taking place 8th October in Smithfield Square.

Organised by Dublin City Council, in association with Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Lighthouse Cinema and the Button Factory, this free family event showcases the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere.

As part of the event, a variety of busking acts from around the country perform around Smithfield Square throughout the day, with a panel of expert judges selecting a winning act to receive a free recording session with us at Windmill Lane Recording Studios as well a paid slot at one of Dublin’s best live music venues, the Button Factory.

Applications for acts is open until Sunday 1st October.

To find out more and to apply, please visit the Busker Fleadh website.

Nix Moon, a fantastically energetic 5-piece band, were the lucky winners from last year and we had a great time recording them here in the studio! Check out their stunning live performance video from Studio One in Windmill Lane Recording Studios below.


Check out the 2016 Busker Fleadh highlights video below.

Studio Merch Online Store Now Launched – 10% Discount for August!

Get your mitts on some exclusive Windmill Lane Recording Studio Merch!

We’re delighted to launch our new online merchandise shop for our studio hoodies, tee shirts, mugs and bags.
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To celebrate we’re giving everyone who orders online 10% OFF EVERYTHING for the month of August.

To get your discount, simply enter ‘WML10’ into the discount code box when checking out!


If you have any questions or if you would like to pop into the studios to buy in person (and get a quick tour of the studios!), drop us a line at or call (0)1 668 5567.

360 Degree Virtual Tour of Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Take a Virtual Tour of the World Renowned Windmill Lane Recording Studios!

Take a look around the three recording studios that have been home to some of the biggest names in music, such as U2, The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and Nile Rogers, to name a few.

The virtual tour begins in the Control Room of Studio One. To manoeuvre the studios, simply scroll on the screen with your finger on a touch screen device or use your mouse to pan around.

There are a number if Info Points in each studio space, which you can click on to find out a bit more about what you’re looking at, and pointed arrows, which allow you to jump to another studio within the building.

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To start your virtual tour of Windmill Lane Recording Studios, click here.

Culture Night 2017 at Windmill Lane Recording

It may be a few weeks away yet but Windmill Lane Recording Studios are already excited about Culture Night coming to the studios again! This yearly affair is a lot of fun for studio staff, as we give the general public the chance to step beyond the front door for one exclusive evening, to see where the music magic happens.

Culture Night takes place Friday 22nd September this year, with doors open from 6pm to 10pm. As with previous years, visitors can expect an evening of tours of the studios, stories about the amazing names that have recorded here, some interactive audio experiences and live gigs in the majestic Studio One at Windmill Lane Recording Studios (we never announce the performer of the concert ahead of the event, waiting to see who takes to the stage is all part of the fun of the night)!

Date: Friday 22nd September

Time: 6-10pm [doors open at 6pm]

Location: Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4

Cost: Free

Further Info: click here to email

Relive the Culture Night experience at Windmill Lane Recording Studios by checking out the video below!

Irish A Cappella Festival Competition with Dublin Studio Hub

Windmill Lane Recording Studios were delighted to hook up with our good friends at Dublin Studio Hub to offer a free recording session to the winners of a contest being run by Ireland’s latest music festival, The Irish International A Cappella Festival, taking place July 14-16 around various venues in Dublin City.

Organised by Ardú Vocal Ensemble, this will be the first ever festival of it’s kind in Ireland and for three-days it will celebrate the genre of modern a cappella!

The competition part of it will be held on Saturday July 15th at Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin 8. Semi-Final will take place between 2-5pm and grand final will be held at 7pm. Semi Finalists will be notified by June 7th. Semi-finalists will be required to pay an entry fee of €40 upon acceptance of their place.

Prizes include; IACC Trophy, 1 hour masterclass with The Swingles, a recording session at Windmill Lane Recording Studios (courtesy of Dublin Studio Hub) and a performance slot at Ardú & Friend’s concert series.

To enter the contest, simply check out the festival website by clicking here. Online entry open is until May 31st.

Check out the Irish International A Cappella Festival promo video below.

Irish International A Cappella Festival is supported by Dublin City Arts Office, Dublin Studio Hub, RTÉ Lyric FM and the Association of Irish Choirs.

EVENT: Kevin Godley Q&A for IFTA at Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Windmill Lane Recordings Studios are delighted to invite you to the upcoming event POLYMATH – a Conversation with Kevin Godley (Tues – 21st Feb – 7pm), which is being organised by the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) and taking place in the legendary Windmill Lane Recording Studios – Studio One.

Leading the event and discussion will be Richie Smyth (Director: The Siege of Jadotville)

This event should prove to be a unique insight into the creative process for directing, art and music. Please read below for further information on the event, courtesy of IFTA


Date: Tuesday 21st Feb
Time: 7pm
Location: Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4
Cost: Free
RSVP: Email


Event Info
IFTA welcomes renowned director, musician, writer and all round innovator Kevin Godley as a guest speaker as part of IFTAs ‘In Conversation with…’ series on 21st February in Dublin at 7pm.

Kevin Godley was a member of renowned 1970’s bands 10CC and Godley and Creme. He has created music videos for U2, Elbow, Hozier, Lou Reed, Herbie Hancock, Duran Duran, Sting, The Charlatans, The Beatles and Blur amongst many others. He has been writing, recording, singing, playing drums and producing music since 1970 and directing music videos and TV commercials since 1980. Add to all the above percussion, screenwriting, books, music event television, documentaries, sound design, screen content for live shows, graphic design, illustration, tech toys and video-based digital art and the title of our evening becomes clear.







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Sing Street Nominated for Empire Awards Best Soundtrack

Congrats to all involved with Irish hit movie, Sing Street, which has been nominated in the Empire Magazine Awards for Best Soundtrack, going up against Arrival, The Greasy Strangler, La La Land and Moana.

The original songs for the movie were all recorded here at Windmill Lane Recording Studios during the summer of 2014, prior to shooting the film.

Public voting is open for the Empire Awards so make sure to check out the list of nominations and show Sing Street some love by giving them your vote!



Click here to read a great article via Mix Magazine about the recording process for the soundtrack.

EVENT: Mic to Monitor 2017 coming to Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Windmill Lane Recording Studios are delighted to welcome the Prism Sound team who have hit the road with some of their friends to bring you the ongoing Mic to Monitor seminar series, which deliver key insights into modern day recording, mixing and mastering techniques.

Learn about audio hardware design, get the best out of your studio and talk to our guest speaker as they personally take you through their mixes and reveal their tips and tricks to achieve their acclaimed, signature sound.


Date: Thursday 25th May
Time: 6pm – 9.30pm
Location: Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4
Cost: Free


Special guest for this seminar is Irish producer/engineer/mixer, Rob Kirwan, who has worked with a diverse range of artists including Hozier, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Editors, Delerentos, Glasvegas, Orbital, Bell X1, The Horrors, 30 Seconds To Mars, and U2.

Rob produced and engineered the phenomenally successful and international award-winning self-titled debut album by ‘Hozier’ which reached No.1 in the Irish Charts, the US Top Rock Album Charts, US Top Alternative Album Charts and US Folk Album Charts. He also had a No.1 hit on the UK Album charts in 2016 with ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ by PJ Harvey. Both Hozier and PJ Harvey were nominated for a Grammy in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He also recorded PJ Harvey’s Mercury Music Prize winning album “Let England Shake”.

The event is run in association with Big Bear Sound, SADiE, GIK Acoustics and PMC Speakers, who will be present on the day to showcase their pro audio equipment.




Mic to Monitor 2017
Educational seminars and networking in sound recording & production with VIP guest presenters, dispelling myths and educating on current techniques and professional skills.
23rd March to 16th November 2017 Worldwide


Prism Sound
Prism Sound has been supplying successful high quality analogue and digital studio products for 25 years. Originally set up as an R&D consultancy developing designs for pro and consumer audio companies, Prism Sound now manufactures its own high-end recording and mastering products, as well as audio test and measurement equipment and networked audio logging systems.

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