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Merchy Christmas Set for The Grand Social

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The third annual Merchy Christmas takes over the Grand Social this weekend.

Organised by One Stop Band Shop, it’s set to be another unmissable two days at the Dublin venue, with over 60 Irish acts coming together to sell their merch for a great cause.

Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, 17th December and Sunday 18th, the get-together will feature pop-up stalls Aoife Nessa Frances, Gilla Band, Lankum, Junior Brother, Loah, Acid Granny, Gemma Dunleavy and many more. Check out the full list of artists below.

At the heart of the annual event is a fundraising drive to combat homelessness in Ireland, with all donations at the door going to the Dublin Simon Community. €5 is suggested but please give what you can spare.

Sealing the deal is a raffle, with prizes including a Salvatore of Lucan Print, two tickets to any Singular Artists gig in 2013 and dinner and a show at Connolly’s of Leap, as well as pop-up performances across the weekend from Big Love, Blood Donor, Daire Heffernan, Gemma Dunleavy, Ispíní na hÉireann, John Francis Flynn, Krea, Niamh Regan, Pillow Queens, Skinner, SOAK, and Sorcha Richardson.

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