This week at the Northsiders’ Museum; Circuit Bending, Tea Party and an Interactive Music Draw Box!

We’ll be in the Northsiders’ Museum Thurs – Sat this week with an exciting series of events. If you are in the area call in drink some tea, tell us some stories and play!

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First up on Thursday we have Andy Edgar of both A4 Sounds and Gamepak hosting a circuit-bending workshop. Come down at 3pm , bring electronic sound making device and Andy will take you through the simple steps to create your own circuit -bent toy! Following the workshop there will be a special performance from The Gamepak Collective.

3-5pm Workshop
6-8pm Performance

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On Friday we invite you to bring along your favourite records and their stories. Naive Ted will talk about his favourite tunes, ask you about yours and fill you with tea and cake! The afternoon will be followed by a special performance.

3-5pm Tea Party
6-8pm Naive Ted Performance


On Saturday come and play with our interactive wall. Create images and sound at the same time. Visitors will be invited to draw and colour on a wall of the museum and see how our music box created by Simon Kenny turns the marks made into sound. All ages welcome!


Our Giant Tape Deck will be at the Dublin Mini Maker Faire in July

Good news, A4ers Lisa Crowne and Andy Edgars Giant Tape Deck will feature in this years Mini Maker Faire!!!

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10am-6pm July 27th at Science Gallery and the TCD Physics Lawn and FREE!

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.”

This is it on it’s first day out. We will be adding more to it over the next 2 months and slowly building our record collection!


More information about our exhibit over the next few weeks.


New A4 Shop!!!

You can get your A4 Sounds Merch now!!

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Currently available are Hand-printed CIY T-Shirts for both Adults and Kids and Professor Impressive and Doctor What?’s Science Activity Book.

More products will be added soon, including more t-shirt designs, prints and accessories so keep an eye out!

All profits from our shop go to the running costs of A4 Towers and our Community Projects.

A4 Sounds is a self-funded not for profit arts organisation. Every purchase made helps us to become sustainable, so if you find something you like you can be assured your hard earned cash is going to a good place!

You can find us at

Open Call for “The Northside” Project

THE NORTHSIDE POSTERArtist Lisa Crowne invites you to take part in “The Northside” project.
We are looking for images that say “the Northside” to you. Your images
Can be from any time, of anything, anyone or any place on the Northside.
Images will be edited to create a short video piece which will be
Projected during our Citizens’ Exhibition.

You can submit your images via email. Please include your name, title of your piece and it’s story (if possible). You can also drop them into the museum 2pm-5pm, Thurs to sat between 16th and 3oth may. We also accept slides and negatives which can be scanned in the museum or short video clips.


The Northsiders’ Museum
The Northside Shopping Centre
Coolock, Dublin 17

Northsiders’ Museum’s programme for the Northside Arts Trail 16th – 31st May

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“The Northsiders’ Museum is a place for memories, tall tales and maybe even some songs, as told to us by the people of the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

The Museum is a ‘pop-up’ museum currently housed within an empty shop space beside the Post Office in the Northside Shopping Centre. 

The Museum is interested in making visible the culture of Coolock, Artane, Darndale, Belcamp, Priorswood and adjacent areas. Come in and tell us your stories, sing us a song, show us your photographs. The Museum is both a recording point for living culture and a space that interrogates place-making in the context of suburbias built for specific communities.”

16-31st – Open Call for our “CITIZENS’ EXHIBITION”

If you have anything that you would like to exhibit then we want to see it. Drop in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week.

16-31st – Open Call for “THE NORTHSIDE” 

Send us your images of “The Northside”. You can drop them in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week or email them to We welcome new and old images,  All images will be edited together and projected during our closing party. If you drop into the museum over the 3 weeks we will print and add the images to the Citizens’ Exhibition.

3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Banana Piano and Giant Tape Deck

Come play with some interactive noise machines. We have created a fun environment for you to experiment with a piano made from bananas and a giant record player made from tape cassettes, cardboard, bit of wood and bits and pieces!

3pm-5pm – Circuit Bending Workshop with Andy Edgar
6pm-8pm – Gamepak Performance

Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting & modification of the circuitry of kid’s toys or battery-powered musical instruments to create strange, outlandish, unintended, and unpredictable sounds. By building in controls, adding switches or knobs you can control these sounds to create new, unique instruments.

If interested we would ask people to bring along a battery-powered, sound-making electronic device to tinker with. Charity shops are a good hang out for suitable devices! Not every toy can be bent, but in any event there’ll be some extra toys provided to mess with – and all tools and additional components will be provided. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners to the more advanced who wish to develop their skills.

2pm-5pm – Tea Party with Naive Ted
6pm-8pm – Naive Ted Performance

Bring along some records and stories to go along with them!  Naive Ted will talk about his favourite records, ask you about yours and fill you with tea and cake!

3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Music Draw Box

Come along an play with our interactive wall. Create images and sound at the same time. Visitors will be invited to draw and colour on a wall of the museum and see how our music box created by Simon Kenny turns the marks made into sound. All ages welcome!

2pm-5pm – A4 Sounds has  Animal Magnetism Workshop

Participants will make magnetic art which will be hidden around the Shopping Centre to find during the Citizens’ Exhibition! All work will be added to the ongoing project online. All ages welcome!

4pm-9pm – CITIZENS EXHIBITION Closing Party!

Final exhibition of all your art! Come along for some drinks, some music and hopefully a bit of a dance

The Northsiders’ Museum
The Northside Shopping Centre
Oscar Traynor Road
Dubline 17

A4er Adam Power aka Alien Hand’s “Be Seeing You” Released Today!

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“Released today. Alien Hand’s ‘Be Seeing You’ gets the rework treatment from the brilliant Encrypter.

Complimenting the original but drastically different. Encrypter is carving a reputation in being the go to guy for techno on the heaviest electronics.

A free download but… available for one week only so grab it quick.”