Discover 40 years of music history on a tour of Dublin’s world-famous recording studios! The iconic building and its recording studios are now open for exclusive tours to the public. The first of its kind in Ireland, the tour presents visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to understand the creation and production of some of the most iconic albums and songs of the past 40 years. Let us guide you through the amazing history of these world-famous studios and the artists that have recorded here including: Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, The Cranberries, Depeche Mode, Glen Hansard, Hozier, Lady Gaga, Norah Jones, Metallica, New Order, Sinead O’Connor, Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, The Spice Girls, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart & the band most synonymous with the studio – U2.
Brian Masterson & James Morris opened the doors of Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin in 1978. The original studio buildings were famously covered in graffiti by U2 fans that visited from all over the world. In 1990 the Studios relocated to its current home in the Dublin Docklands. This Art Deco building was originally a power station for the old Dublin tram network but was re-developed to house three different sized recording studios. Artists such as Kylie Minogue, Ann-Marie, Ed Sheeran and Westlife have all recorded here in recent years.