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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
AUG 2015
Sat 1st August
Pretty Things Peepshow
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The Pretty Things Peepshow is a sexy mix of variety entertainment called BROADVILLE. The show has been on the road since 2009 having done over 700 shows in nightclubs, concert halls, Festivals, Car Shows, Tattoo Conventions, private parties and more. With a rotating cast of charaters this show constantly evolving and expoling new talent and acts.
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Sun 2nd August
Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The group of eight musicians have recently toured the prisons of Ireland, recreating the prison concerts undertaken by Johnny Cash and his band in the 1960s. Following the prison tour, the band (replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line-up) are now taking their performance to venues around the country playing songs from throughout Cash's career.
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Fri 7th August
Fiach No Mor
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

This 5 piece band combine a mutual love of everything Faith No More with the stellar musicianship and vocal acrobatics required to perform the classics of Mike Patton and co. From rap rock hybrid crossover hits like 'Epic' and 'Midlife Crisis', thrash metal moshfest 'Surprise! You're Dead', the bizarro histrionics of 'Caffeine', smooth soul croon of 'Evidence' to the trip-hop atmospherics of 'Stripsearch'.
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Sat 8th August
Tim Eriksen
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound.
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Sun 9th August
David Kitt
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Following two hugely successful sold out shows in Dublin’s Odessa Club, David Kitt will embark on a nationwide tour this August. Having spent the last year touring with David Gray, Kitt is back with a phenomenal solo show introducing old classics and new belters ahead of his eagerly awaited solo album, due out in 2016. Joined by Margie Lewis at various stages throughout the set, the electric pair belt out some old, some new & some borrowed classics!
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Fri 14th August
Private Event
Sat 15th August
Redtwelve
+ Guests We The Oceanographers
€5 Admission

Irish Rockers Redtwelve are an energetic four piece band hailing from Dundalk. The band are set to release the follow up to their 2009 debut Album “Mines” with a Live EP entitled “Abducted By Sound” This will include the single “Get Away” which will be released on the launch night of the 15-08-15 in the Spirit Store, Dundalk! This single has recently been described as an “incredibly energetic undertaking” by Pure M Magazine.
Sat 15th August
Evil Presidentes
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Vinyl only night as djs spin back-to-back every 15 minutes. Spacial awareness and added depth perception for those into non-compressed music. ''Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?''
Fri 21st August
Morgan O'Kane Trio
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is "to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies" (Ian Spafford/ www.stirrings.org.uk) Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music.
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Sun 23rd August
Frogbelly And Symphony
+ guests Anton & Stephanie
Doors 8pm - Admission €5

Frogbelly and Symphony, a cross-genre quartet has its roots in Brooklyn NY and Sheffield UK. With an enigmatic sound ranging from progressive rock via traditional folk to post punk, they'll be hitting the stages for a summer tour.Leading up to their new album release Blue Bright Ow Sleep, they have almost continuously been on tour around the USA, UK and Ireland since Autumn 2014. The official US record release concert took place in NYC on March 18th at Rough Trade.
Wed 26th August
La Quincaillerie
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Welcome in "La Quincaillerie" (hardware shop in french), where you will find a lot of various music products. Come to to drink listening some rock, to laugh learning traditional songs, to cry listening french bagpipe... Between beautiful songs a capella, afrobeat and french traditional music, spend a good time with us together!
Thu 27th August
Ragbag Theatre @ Spirit Store Presents
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8.50

'Three Plays.' A night of theatrical entertainment, showcasing local writers and talent. Three very different short plays will be performed in an evening that is bound to excite, enthral and perhaps even shock. Founded by Oisin de Lange. Rag Bag Theatre is made up of a motley crew of writers, artists, actors and talent from the Dundalk area and beyond. Their aim is to make theatre more accessible to the local community along with encouraging aspiring actors and writers.
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SEP 2015
Fri 4th September
Breaking Trad Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale,West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Multi-Instrumentalist Mike Galvin who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional.
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Fri 11th September
Beatnik Hurricane
+ Jinx Lennon + David Keenan + Chris Parkes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Barry Sutton (Fabian Rothschilde) joined The La's in August 1988 appearing in the music video for "There She Goes". Beatnik Hurricane formed in December 2010. Starting as acoustic sets, this gradually developed into a full band show with a revolving line up of musicians including Budgie, Cammy, Neil Mavers, Tony Elson (Real People), Leon (Ian McCulloch band), Steve (Scarface & The Pigs), Mick (Edgar Jones), Mark (The Proprietor), Beardo (Rampton secure psychiatric unit).
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Sat 12th September
Abuse Your Illusion (Guns N Roses Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10
For all you die hard Guns N Roses fans here a chance to hear Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child Of Mine, Paradise City and countless classic songs from one of the worlds biggest bands ever. A night of sweet rock n roll from this 6 piece Dublin outfit who are touring all the major venues in Ireland this Autumn.
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Sat 26th September
Angry Chair + Negative Creeps + Still Alive
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

With a string of gigs under the belt of each member, Angry Chair came together from a mutual love of the music of Alice in Chains, an unrivalled passion to perform, and a desire to deliver a sound worthy of the memory of the late Layne Staley. Negative Creeps pay homage to Nirvana, One of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.
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OCT 2015
Fri 9th October
King Kong Company
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

King Kong Company are that all dancing, late night, party band that have been racking up the must-not-miss accolades over the last two summers. Think of a festival, and more than likely they’ve been there and all your mates told you just what you missed. Brilliant (Goldenplec), Festival Favourites (Nialler9), Brilliant (The Skinny) and Incredible (State.ie) are just some of the kind words used to describe the six piece’s late night lunacy.
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Sun 11th October
Kathryn Williams + Michele Stodart
(The Magic Numbers)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Two of the Uks best songwriters team up for an Irish tour with full band this October. A set each from Kathryn and Michele will be well worth checking out. Kathryn released a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar: ‘Hypoxia’ has received glowing reviews so far. Michele's Wide-Eyed Crossing is a beautifully composed solo album... Michele has self-produced a charming album of ten songs with the help of engineer Phil Brown (Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell).”
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Thu 15th October
Bell X1 (Acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Two years on from their last appearance here we welcome back one of the best and most enduring bands Ireland has ever produced. Paul, Dom and Dave will be playing songs old and new from their extensive back catalogue.

Fri 16th October
Ardal O'Hanlon
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Although best known for his starring roles in FATHER TED and MY HERO, Ardal’s other TV credits include SKY comedy-drama AFTER HOURS,CUCUMBER, LONDON IRISH, SKINS, DR WHO and LIVE AT THE APOLLO, and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role in the 2014 West End production of THE WEIR. ARDAL has even found the time to write a book, his best-selling novel TALK OF THE TOWN features in the book list ‘1001 books to read before you die’
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Thu 22nd October
The Suitcase Junket
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Matt Lorenz is a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer currently based in Massachusetts. Lorenz tours The Suitcase Junket nationally playing on festival stages and city street corners, in concert halls and dive bars, in living rooms and listening rooms. The sound isn't easy to pin into a genre, but The Suitcase Junket is often likened to Tom Waits, The Black Keys and Andrew Bird.
Sat 24th October
The Minutes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Drill deep down and this is where The Minutes live: on a daily mission to transform the temporal into the divine, cherry stones into cherry bombs. Their weapons of choice: guitar, bass and drums. Their chosen medium: rock ‘n’ roll. Ah… Rock ‘n’ roll: approaching pensionable age, looking a bit rough round the edges, too many late nights with the booze and the fags and the birds.“Live Well, Change Often” – shake the mundane chains, drop your shoulder, send workaday the wrong way. Why settle for natural when you can be Supernatural?
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Sun 25th October
Pearl Jem
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Formed in 2005 “Pearl Jem” have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe’s No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether it’s the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus programme or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show.
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Sat 31st October
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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NOV 2015
Sat 21st November
Green Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Hear Comfortably Numb, Money, Another Brick In The Wall, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here and many many more Waters and Gilmore classic Floyd songs from a hugely talented group of experienced musicians.Their debut show here in May last year was fantastic, with full lighting effects and a 2 hour show.
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