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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
FEB 2016
Fri 12th February
Private Party
Sat 13th February
The Very Specials
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Whether you jumped around to the sound of 2-Tone pioneers ‘The Specials’ in the Eighties, or are a recent convert via their amazing 30th anniversary Dublin Olympia gigs in the summer of ’09, The Very Specials provide the perfect opportunity to relive the ultimate Specials experience. All the hits are there (‘Gangsters’, ‘Too Much, Too Young’, ‘A Message to You, Rudy’, ‘Monkey Man’, ‘Rat Race’, ‘Man at C & A’), as are the countless gems found throughout their studio albums.
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Sun 14th February
Jason Byrne “20 Years A Clown”
Doors 8pm - Show starts 8:30pm Sharp

Tickets €22
SOLD OUT

The Star of Wild Things - SKY and The Snaptastic Show - TV3 celebrates 20 years of stand up with a brand new hilarious show. Jason Byrne's Shows have been getting better every year and his first one was brilliant. So don't miss the show that is 20 times better than brilliant.'The Outright King of Live Comedy' - The Times, ‘Full-on, doubled up, gasping for oxygen hilarious’ - Chortle. 'A Comedy God' - The Mirror.
Sun 14th February
Traditional Session
Downstairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 15th Feb
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
Tues 16th February
Warsaw Radio
+ guests Della Lupa + Kev Minney + Pierce Quinn
Doors 8pm - FREE SHOW

Following appearances at the Great Escape Festival in the UK and a mind blowing performance at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s in London, Warsaw Radio released their GIVE IT ALL TO FEAR E.P in Sept 2015 with a sell out show at the Unitarian Church in Brighton, UK. Their unique folk/rock infused style has attracted a lot of attention across the UK and Ireland and their 2013 demo EP received extensive radio play on RTE, Today FM and BBC Radio.
Wed 17th February
Tommy Tiernan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €28

SOLD OUT
Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Tommy is also starting to take some very exciting risks. Mannerless, profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny. Part Chaos, part unplanned pregnancy, Tommy Tiernan’s new show “Out Of The Whirlwind” is a verbal and acrobatic descent into God knows what.

Fri 19th February
Juicebox Comedy Club
Upstairs Free 8pm

The Juicebox Comedy Comedy Club is a free show featuring emerging comedians from Ireland's comedy underground. Starting at 9PM, The Spirit Store welcomes you to become part of the scene. To book a slot email juiceboxcomedy@gmail.com. This months special guest is Eric Lalor, Who has just been crowned Irish Standup of the Year for the second year in a row by the readers of entertainment.ie. Eric plays villainous character, Cathal, in Fair City now. Also on the bill is Bob Hennigan, Johnny Graham and your host MC Aidan Shiels.

Sat 20th February
Tommy Tiernan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €28

SOLD OUT
Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Tommy is also starting to take some very exciting risks. Mannerless, profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny. Part Chaos, part unplanned pregnancy, Tommy Tiernan’s new show “Out Of The Whirlwind” is a verbal and acrobatic descent into God knows what.
Sun 21st February
Traditional Session
Downstairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 22nd Feb
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
Thu 25th February
David Keenan
+ Guests Pierce Quinn + Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Sorytelling is a major part of David's song writing with a strong emphasis on imagery, painting pictures with words while trying to pull the listener in with an instrumental vocal style. David has recently played alongside the likes of Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey and follows in a similar vain.Good old fashioned Song writing steeped in a true sense of Irishness
Fri 26th February
Francis Watters And The Future West
Doors 8pm - Admission €5

With influences ranging from Daft Punk to At The Drive-In, New Order to Ennio Morricone, the band deliver a unique concoction of slacker rock, tangled with Spaghetti Western and fused with SynthWave sounds that wash over you. They launch their debut single “Call Me, Stupid” in The Spirit Store, Dundalk on February 26th and it can be bought digitally, on CD or as part of the limited 7” single run.
Fri 26th February
Just Fresh with DJ's Sam O'Hare + Le Mental
Downstairs - Free - 9pm

New music session with JUST FRESH hip hop and breaks with dj's are sam o' hare, le mental plus special guests.
Sat 27th February
The 4 Of Us (Acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear “Mary”, “Washington Down”, “Sunlight”, “She Hits Me”, and many more classics in an acoustic setting.
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Sun 28th February
Traditional Session
Downstairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 29th Feb
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
MAR 2016

Fri 4th March
Harvest - A Tribute To Neil Young
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Harvest play a selection of songs from Neil Young's classic albums "Harvest", "After The Gold Rush", "Harvest Moon" & "Freedom", to name but a few.Harvest play Neil Young’s greatest hits and more - songs such as “Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Rockin’ In The Free World”, “Cowgirl In The Sand”, “Down By The River” and "Helpless”.
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Sat 5th March
Des Bishop “Grey Matters”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT
The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style stand up show about his time in China, Des is looking forward to returning to straight stand up where he can riff about whatever is on his mind.
Sat 5th March
Evil Presidentes – Band Of DJ's
Downstairs FREE 9pm

We are the synchronizers, we send messages through time code. Midi clocks ring in our minds, machines gave us some freedom, synthesizers gave us some wings & they contact us through 12-bit samplers. We are electronic performers, riding on magnetic waves. We use delay/reverb filters to say how we feel, BPMs control our heartbeats, we are synchronizers...
Sun 6th March
Des Bishop “Grey Matters”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT
The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style stand up show about his time in China, Des is looking forward to returning to straight stand up where he can riff about whatever is on his mind.

Thu 10th March
A Happy Accident + LE:Y.H + Words Like Pages
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Three young acts making their Spirit Store debut with a mixture of acoustic folk, pop and indie sounds.
Fri 11th March
The Whereabouts
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Upstairs - FREE

The Whereabouts are a young, energetic four piece Rhythm & Blues, Rock band . They were influenced by their parents music (also musicians), and their love of such bands as The Rolling Stones, Dr Feelgood, The Doors, The Beatles, The Kinks and Chuck Berry. Over the last 2 years The Whereabouts have worked with Kodaline, Stereophonics, Daughtry, Imagine Dragons, UB40, Imelda May, Hudson Taylor, Eagles Of Death Metal, Electric Six and Ian Broudie.
Sat 12th March
Lemmy Tribute Gig
with Motorheaders + Lemmy Movie

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

A tribute to all things Lemmy and Motorhead in aid of Dundalk Hospice featuring the movie documentary “Lemmy” and rock DJ Damien Carroll AKA Propoganda and Motorhead tribute act Motorheaders.Movie starts at 8.15pm.
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Thu 24th March
Runabay
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Having been championed by Tom Robinson on BBC 6music and Kathryn Tickell's show on Amazing Radio the group has also been in numerous features and reviews in national print and international online media from the Irish News to Hype Machine.The band produce a sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.
Sun 27th March
Thin Az Lizzy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Following their return to action at their Sold Out December show the boys are back in town for Bank Holiday Easter Sunday. A “Thin Lizzy” tribute like nothing you have heard before with a line up to die for, hallmarked for performing Thin Lizzy s classics with all the energy and enthusiasm of the original.The attraction of “Johnny Fox” and of Thin Az Lizzy heritage should inspire any ardent Lizzy fan. Willie Owens and Bernie Loughran join John on twin guitar attach and Eamon Ferris on drums.
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Thu 31st March
Nick Nace + Gordon Barry
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Nick Nace was born in the wilds of Canada. After moving to NYC he was in the folk duo A Brief View of the Hudson for over a decade recording two albums, touring Europe, the U.S. and composing the soundtrack for Tell Your Friends: The Concert Film which premiered at SXSW. They opened for Glenn Hansard, Mike Doughty & Kaki King just to name a few. He has studied songwriting with Steve Earle & this past spring made the Nashville Songwriters Association "Ones To Watch" list. Nick will be touring in 2016 to support his new EP Avenue A & Heartbreak.
APR 2016
Fri 1st April
Cúig
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Cúig have taken the stage alongside some of the biggest names in Irish music such as Flook, Beoga, the Maritin O’Connor Trio, Goitse and We Banjo 3. Cúig have taken their music outside the boundaries of the traditional music scene in Ireland.They have performed in France, Germany, Holland and Italy to name a few. Now, just home from a three week tour of Germany, they are launching their first studio album across Ireland.
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Sat 2nd April
Negative Creeps (Nirvana Tribute)
+ Guests Podracer
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

'2016 sees the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's classic Nevermind album. To celebrate this, Negative Creeps are doing a series of shows playing the album in it's entirety. This will be played along with another set of songs from all the other albums! Raw and intense, come as you are!'
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Wed 6th April
Niall Connolly
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

"Dancing around an indie-folk persona, Connolly holds the essence of Jackson Browne, delivery of Dylan and the edge of Joe Strummer; only Connolly is no Pretender, he is the real deal. His elegant music is effortless, awesome and moving; it is so natural, it feels instantly familiar
Fri 8th April
Celtic Soul (Van Morrison Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Celtic Soul are no ordinary tribute band. This 7 piece ensemble pay homage to the music of Van Morrison with their sensitive and knowledgeable renditions of his classic hits and deeper album tracks.Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, this is their third visit to the Spirit Store following sellout shows in the North.
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Sat 9th April
Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they've memorably coined it. Drawing on an eclectic range of styles and influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, irresistible arrangements and an expanding repertoire of original material; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern.
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Thurs 14th April
Deirdre O'Kane – 1DEE
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18
Rescheduled from 19th March. All tickets still valid or a full refund from point of purchase.

After a seven year break from stand-up, during which she had babies, made a movie in Vietnam and became the mother of MooneBoy, Deirdre O’Kane returns with a brand new show. She is older but is she wiser? What has she learned from being a stay at home mum, achieving the glory of Middle-age and chasing after collagen as it attempts to leave her life forever? She reveals all ( well nearly all) in ‘1DEE'.
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Fri 15th April
Elephant
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

After the success of the debut album launch, Elephant’s full band show returns to the Spirit Store. Playing the best off “HyperGiant” along side brand new material from the upcoming sophomore album (late summer 2016), show goers can expect all the intimacy and intensity of the first show; along with some new surprises. In preparation for the new album, Elephant will only play a small number of shows prior to it’s release so if you want to catch them in Dundalk, this is the one.
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Sat 16th April
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The now 9 piece band Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers complete with brass section, are coming to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club.Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The Naildrivers have shared the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties (and a few of their own besdies). Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in the hands of The Naildrivers.
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Fri 22nd April
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
Sat 23rd April
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
Thu 28th April
Fangclub
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Upstairs - FREE

Fangclub are a Dublin based Alternative Rock band. They've been busy opening for bands like Bully, La Dispute and Nothing But Thieves while also completing two headline Irish tours and featuring at festivals such CMW Toronto, CMJ New York, Vantastival, Whelans Ones To Watch 2015 & YouBloom. Fangclub EP is now available on Spotify, Apple Music & Deezer. Stream or download it here: https://lnk.to/FangclubEP
Sat 30th April
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
MAY 2016
Sun 1st May
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Rebel Rebel; experienced musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band but as “Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans”. Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie’s greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling music.
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Fri 6th May
Stomptown Brass
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Stomptown Brass have quickly become known for bringing a potent blend of raw energy and complex musical arrangements to venues around Ireland. A spate of standout gigs in the Sugar Club, Whelan's, Vicar Street, Electric Picnic, Longitude and Indiependence has secured their reputation as a band that consistently brings crowds to their feet with funky high-energy original compositions.
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Sat 7th May
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

4th and Final Show
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
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Fri 27th May
Goitse
Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’ for 2015, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents.
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Sat 28th May
Hugh Cornwell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

This Acoustic Performance will Include songs from every album spanning his entire career from early Stranglers to the current day, Including songs from the current release ‘The Fall and Rise of Hugh Cornwell’ (The best of the solo Years) As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.
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JUN 2016
Fri 3rd June
Private Party
Sat 4th June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Ireland’s premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
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OCT 2016
Fri 21st October
Band Of Friends – A Celebration Of The Music Of Rory Gallagher
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Featuring Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Marcel Scherpenzeel. The band consists of musicians who played with Rory throughout his career. .Rory’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s.
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Sun 30th 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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