PODCAST: The untimely closure of famous 200-year-old Dublin music shop McCullough-Pigott and the bid to maintain its existence

by Ultán Corcoran

McCullough-Pigott, a beloved favourite of Irish musicians closed its doors in late February. The news came about on behalf of the owner, Hal Leonard, who since decided to move away from the sheet music business towards e-commerce. Nonetheless, an online petition to save the shop appeared which garnered over 3,200 signatures in a short space of time. Aideen Cooney, owner of the Cooney School of Music in Lucan, kick-started said petition. Aideen sat down with The City to explain why she felt the need to do so, and the importance of McCullough-Pigott to the music scene in Dublin.

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