Music Shops & Sources
In Dublin, there are a few shops to know as far as purchasing music books which I've named below. I would advise always calling the shop before heading out to see that they have the books you need. If they don't, you can ask them to order the books for you but be aware that sometimes it can be faster to order the books you need online. When purchasing RIAM Local Centre exam books and some of the standard piano literature, you will normally find them available in several of the Dublin shops.
Dublin Music Shops (sheet music, instruments and accessories)
11 William St. South, Dublin 2.
01 677 3138
69 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
01 475 0661
Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
01 960 3232
Sometimes Amazon can get certain music books to you faster than any of the local or other online sources…it depends on the book and what they have in-store but it is worth checking.
Kensington Music Shop
This is an old favourite…in the years gone by when online resources were not so prevalent, I used to order my books over the phone from this shop. They now have an online service and one of the biggest collections of sheet music around. If you can't find something in the Irish shops, I would recommend trying here next.
Petrucci Music Library
This is an invaluable FREE online music score source. It typically has copies of most common musical scores that are in the public domain. Always worth checking out, the downside is that you need to be very careful about what editions you are printing out here…some of the old editions on this site are full of mistakes and occasionally the quality of the print out isn't great. However, it is free so it can be very helpful…especially to use for practicing while you are waiting for your actual music to arrive in the post!