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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JANUARY 2015
Fri 30th January
Rubberbandits
+ Guests Beached Whales
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Rubberbandits head into 2015 with a bag on their faces and a song in their hearts. A series of appearances at the best uk festivals, an almost sold out 12 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe and the release of their Irish chart topping album Serious about Men worldwide mean that Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boat Club have lots to look forward to. Coming off the back of hit singles “Black Man”,cult hit “Spastic Hawk” and “I Wanna Fight Your Father”.
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Fri 30th January
DJ Nasdak
Downstairs FREE 9pm

French Dj, Nasdak playing French soft electro and German minimal stuff, different music, different style, let's listen, discover and enjoy. http://www.mixcloud.com/Nasdak/
Sat 31st January
Brian Kennedy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

It only takes one live concert to convince you BRIAN KENNEDY is the ultimate performer. You know it the moment he bursts onto stage, grabs his guitar and belts out his first note. You feel the extraordinary energy levels of the man, as the atmosphere changes from dynamic action to a hushed stillness, within seconds, and gut reaction tells you this is going to be one roller coaster of a ride.
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FEBRUARY 2015
Sun 1st February
Private Event
Sun 1st February
Traditional Session
Downtairs 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 2nd February
Birdwatch Ireland Talk
Upstairs FREE 8pm

Rachel Pearson will give an account of the conservation of hornbills in Malaysia by way of an illustraetd talk. The talk is entitled "The Mysterious Plain Pounched Hornbills of SE Asia" - the talk will also cover the adventure whereby Louth-born Rachel ended up in Malaysia.
Monday 2nd February
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with prizes up for grabs.
Thu 5th February
Jarrod Dickenson
+ Guest Elephant
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Currently the darling of BBC Radio including Dermot O’Leary”, Dickenson came to his chosen profession later than most. He had devoted much of his high school years in Waco to sports, but a passion for the blues – spanning Howlin’ Wolf to Stevie Ray – drove him to the guitar. His father’s record collection opened his world to the classic rock and singer/songwriter canons, from the Beatles and the Stones to Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, the latter remaining one of his avowed heroes and greatest inspirations.
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Fri 6th February
Villagers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
We are excited to announce VILLAGERS will be previewing new songs from their forthcoming album at the Spirit Store on Friday 6th February.
Sat 7th February
David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything
Tickets €18/€14 Concession

SOLD OUT
Second Show added by popular demand - 26th Feb.

The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O’Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone. One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It’s surprising how much stuff is involved actually.
Thu 12th February
Pete Kennedy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Backed by his Nashville band and with supporting act Nashville’s charting artist Sean Patrick Mcgraw, this show guarantees to be a high energy modern country rock show featuring all Pete Kennedy’s award winning songs and covers of some of the best classics. Don’t miss this incredible night of music with a modern “Nashville” sound combined with Kennedy’s Irish flavour. Pete has previously toured with legendary pop icon “Neil Sedaka” and Philadelphia hit makers “The Stylistics”.
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Fri 13th February
The Coronas
Doors 8pm - Tickets
€20
SOLD OUT
The Coronas are delighted to announce that they are going to do two small warm up shows before the 3Arena gig. Thursday Feb 12th at The Roisin Dubh in Galway and Friday Feb 13th at The Spirit Store in Dundalk. “We can't wait to get back to these two awesome venues”.

Sat 14th February
Hazel O'Connor Upclose And Personal with Cormac DeBarra
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 Advance €17.50 on the night

The rock star has returned to her soul folk---roots,live and on---stage.Hazel O'Connor performs with the celebrated Irish harpist Cormac de Barra, in a captivating and intimate special performance. 2013 marked the15th anniversary of Hazel and Cormac's first collaboration on the biographical show,Beyond Breaking Glass with a special one—-week run of the updated show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hazel's autobiography 'Breaking Glass Barefoot' has also just been published and tells previously untold stories of her rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the music business.
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Sat 14th February
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs FREE

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome!
Tues 17th February
Eddi Reader
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50
Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts. She has worked with Annie Lennox, Gang Of Four and a host of other luminaries of the music business in a career that spans almost 30 years of success.
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Wed 18th February
Giant Steps
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ronan Dennedy (piano), Ken Murphy (bass) and Derek Farrell (drums) met at the Sligo Jazz Project in July. They quickly discovered that they had a love for the jazz trio sound . They draw their repertoire from the songs of the great American composers – Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Victor Young, Richard Rogers, mixing in some Bossa Nova and Blues along the way.
Thurs 19th February
Juicebox Comedy Open Mic
Upstairs - FREE - 9pm

The Juicebox Comedy Open Mic 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 katstandsup@gmail.com
Fri 20th February
Duke Special
+ Special Guest Rams' Pocket Radio, Master And Dog
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Duke Special is currently finishing off his next studio album, due for release in 2015, and he has once again decided to work with Pledge Music to help fund and promote this release. He then returns to Ireland for a run of solo live shows in January & February 2015, where he will unveil for the first time some of the material from the new album.
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Fri 20th February
Backroom Bashment
Downstairs FREE

BACKROOM BASHMENT in'a D area!.. Sounds for your Winter vibrations!!! Righteous Reggae... Heavy Hip-Hop brought to you by resident DJ B. Augustus + special guests! Third Friday Of Every Month.
Sat 21st February
Wyvern Lingo
+ Special Guest Stewart Agnew
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Ahead of their Irish tour with Hozier which kicks off this week, Wicklow all girl trio Wyvern Lingo have announced their own headline Irish Tour for next Spring. Wyvern Lingo sold out their Widow Knows EP Launch at Smock Alley last October."Lush harmonies" "striking melodic pop" & "perfect synchronicity" John Murray RTE Radio “Flawless is the only word to describe their harmonious melodies and perfectly written songs that are a mish-mash of pop, R’nB and folk.”
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Sat 21st February
Hang The DJ
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Burn down the disco, Hang the blessed DJ Because the music that they constantly play IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE The PANIC is over….. so join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month to hear the music that does say something to you about your life. Hear music that changed the musical world as we know it, made you laugh, made you cry and stirred your soul...Third Saturday of every month.
Tues 24th February
Hudson Taylor
+ Special Guests Southern
Doors 8pm Tickets €15

SOLD OUT
Hudson Taylor release their latest single ‘Chasing Rubies’ through Polydor on October 3rd. The band's EPs have now sold in excess of 30,000 copies and they have had over six million views on Youtube. Following a support slot with Jake Bugg last year, Hudson Taylor have just been announced as main support for Bugg on his UK tour in October, which takes in nine cities and culminates at Alexandra Palace, London on October 21st.
Thurs 26th February
David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything
Tickets €18/€14 Concession

The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O’Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone. One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It’s surprising how much stuff is involved actually.
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Fri 27th February
DJ Nasdak
Downstairs FREE 9pm

French Dj, Nasdak playing French soft electro and German minimal stuff, different music, different style, let's listen, discover and enjoy. http://www.mixcloud.com/Nasdak/ Last Friday of every month
Sun 27th February
Private Event
Sat 28th February
The Henry Girls
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

A musical fusion of the Donegal coastline and the Appalachian mountains - The Henry Girls combine something of our Irish heritage with a more contemporary backdrop; imbuing it with compassion, insight and warmth. It’s an album that invites you inside the world of three sisters from Donegal, who impart their strong folk roots, preserving tradition and at the same time delivering a fresh and finely crafted body of work.
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MARCH 2015
Tues 3rd March
Southern Tenant Folk Union
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

This January sees the release of the sixth Southern Tenant Folk Union album ‘The Chuck Norris Project’, the band’s most ambitious album to date. Conceptually the tracks are all named after different movies from the actor’s career (though have nothing to do with the plots and contain no reference to car chases, explosions or karate chops) with each song taking the title as a starting point to discuss political ideas.
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Thu 5th March
Des Bishop "Coming Home"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50
SOLD OUT

Des Bishop is coming home after spending over a year in China.He has some fun stories to tell about that: from working in a restaurant in the North East for a month to trying to find a wife in a Marriage park; plus some great journeys with Leo his co-worker from the Abrakebabra days. But he also can't wait to tell you about all the things he missed about home: democracy, milk, sarcasm and so much more.
Fri 6th March
The Darkness
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT
Legendary glam rockers The Darkness exploded into the public consciousness for both their unique brand of glammed-up rock and outrageous stage costumes when their debut album 'Permission To Land' shot to number one, spawning new rock anthems including 'Love Is Only A Feeling', 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' and 'Growing On Me'. 2015 sees the band release their fourth album, provisionally titled Cliffhanger, scheduled for release in March 2015. It follows the band’s 2012 comeback Hot Cakes, and also marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Emily Dolan Davies, who replaced founding member Ed Graham in late 2014.
Fri 13th March
Booka Brass Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band have seduced audiences at Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Body and Soul to their sell out debut shows in the Button Factory. They have worked with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Noonan, We Cut Corners, Jerry Fish, as well as played in his home by invitation from the President of Ireland. They were invited to play at Other Voices. They have played with Imelda May, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Hot 8 Brass Band and finished off the year to a sold out Vicar Street crowd on New Year’s Eve.
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Sat 14th March
Abandcalledboy
+ Guests Richard Richard, Elephant, Matlock
Tickets €5 advance / €7 on the door
Abandcalledboy are a four piece noise pop band from Belfast .They recorded their new EP in January with plans to release in early 2015. The band released their debut EP (self titled) in April 2014 and quickly gained the attention of key Irish music journalists including Hot Press, Goldenplec and The Thin Air, also receiving praise for their “Cliff Richard” video from Andy Cairns (Therapy?). The band then successfully toured in the UK in support of this release.
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Fri 20th March
Bulls On Parade
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Bulls on Parade are a tribute to Rage Against The Machine, the greatest rock band of the nineties. The band capture the sound and energy of one of the most influential and controversial bands in music history. Few rock groups have caused such sensation as Rage Against The Machine. With a combination of rap, rock, metal, hip-hop and funk, the music of Rage Against the Machine continues to expose the hipocrasy, curruption and oppression that exists in our world.
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Sat 21st March
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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Sun 22nd March
Foil Arms And Hogg
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Dubbed by the critics as a ‘powerhouse of sketch comedy’, Foil Arms and Hog have recently completed a World tour, have over 4 million hits on Youtube, are starring on Jason Byrne’s upcoming TV3 show ‘Snaptastic’ and have sold out six years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition the lads recently won a comedy award at the Adelaide Fringe festival and are working on a sitcom for BBC3.
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Sat 28th March
Negative Creeps (Nirvana Tribute)
+ Guests Podracer
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Negative Creeps are a Newry based Nirvana tribute. Formed in the summer of 2013, they bring the music of the grunge legends in the medium it was intended. Live and loud! They bring an energetic and accomplished show not to be missed. Playing songs from across the bands repertoire, there is something here for all Nirvana fans.
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APRIL 2015
Sat 25th April
Neil Delamere “The Fresh Prince Of Delamere”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Described by The Scotsman as “a master”, Delamere is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns and previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out. Expect The Fresh Prince of Delamere to deliver the same powerhouse performance from the star of RTÉ’s The Panel, 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.
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