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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
NOVEMBER 2014

Wed 26th November
Raglans
+ Special Guests Otherkin
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Raglans blaze a trail of muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop melodies and uplifting indie folk arrangements that hops, skips and jumps with a skill and confidence far beyond their short lifespan. Touring their debut album “Raglans”.
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Thu 27th November
My Darling Clementine
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Comprising of husband-and-wife duo Michael Weston King (a forerunner of the UK country/Americana scene for 20 years) and Lou Dalgleish (who has worked with The Brodsky Quartet and Bryan Ferry among others), they have a growing legion of fans, including such famous figures as Graham Norton and Bob Harris, who’ve praised the couple while playing their songs on their BBC radio shows.
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Fri 28th November
Beached Whales E.P.Launch
Doors 8pm - €8 Admission

Beached whales are a 6 piece reggae and soul infused funk band, from Dundalk, The band's tight deep grooves paired with their manic lead singer's expressive stage presence, make their live shows a treat to behold and not to be missed.
Fri 28th November
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 29th November
GnR (Guns And Roses Tribute)
+ guests Black Svan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

GnR have played on the country's premier live music circuit for several years now and are back together for a select number of shows. The band have also headlined many outdoor festivals and prestigious biker rallies . Expect all the hits and some serious shape throwing to go with it, including Slash's languid, tell-tale fag in mouth pose or even the possibility of an on-stage, real life tantrum from the ever unpredictable and occasionally temperamental lead vocalist Can Cribson!
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Sun 30th November
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
DECEMBER 2014

Mon 1st December
Birdwatch Ireland Talk
Upstairs FREE

Legendary Irish birder and author Anthony McGeehan will give a talk entitled FROM SIBERIA TO SASKATCHEWAN : WHY DO MANY NORTHERN HEMISPHERE MIGRANTS REACH IRELAND? Anthony, having discovered many of these migrants himself, including 1st Irish records, is in a good position to explain how they come about.

Fri 5th December
Private Event
Sat 6th December
Casey Black
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

His latest record, Lay You In The Loam­–recorded with CatBeach Music in LA and released in June 2013–saw high chart positions on US college radio and received spins on Irish radio. In the same year, Casey met and toured with Irish singer songwriter Mick Flannery. This past May Casey returned to Ireland to play support for Flannery’s largely sold-out ‘By the Rule’ tour, during which the record was number one in Ireland, and to play his first headlining shows.
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Sun 7th December
Bob Log III
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. By rights he should be a punk blues stadium super star. He takes to the stage with his face masked in a crash helmet with a black visor and a telephone wired in it for a mic and wearing a blue jump suit. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip hop beats and punk rock. The crash helmet telephone distorts the vocals and his hands, arms, legs and feet become a blur of jump suit clad limbs as he plays slide, triggers drum machines and drums with his feet simultaneously.
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Wed 10th December
Juicebox Comedy Open Mic
This month, JuiceBox Comedy brings you an EXTRA SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOW! Featuring the rising stars of Ireland's underground comedy scene, both local and national. Upstairs in the Spirit Store on December 10th @ 9PM, FREE ENTRY FOR ALL! To book a slot email. katstandsup@gmail.com
Wed 10th December
Giant Steps
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Start 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.
Fri 12th December
The Hot Sprockets
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The band released their sophomore album “Brother Nature” to critical acclaim in June, roaring in at no.11 in the Irish album charts. “Those longinmg for a band to take blues to unexpected places will find this record a thing of deep joy. 8/10” Claudia Elliot, Blues Magazine UK. The Sprockets took to the road in celebration of the album with an Irish tour which finished on a high note with a sold out show in the Button Factory. They also toured the UK, Germany, Canada & USA this year, making an appearance on MTV’s “The Real World” in Chicago.
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Sat 13th December
Fiach No Mor (Faith No More Tribute)
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 authentically perform the genre busting classics of messrs 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' and the country tinged 'RV'.
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Sun 14th December
Sean Conway Album Launch
Doors 8:30pm - Tickets €10

Seán Conway launches his debut album “Listen, Listen” .For those who are fans of the acoustic guitar masters of the 70’s such as Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and John Martyn and more modern examples such as Elliott Smith and Fionn Reagan, Seán mixes alternate tunings, intricate chord progressions and enchanting melodies into compelling musical works that are entirely his own. Support on the night comes from Zoë Conway and John McIntyre.
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Wed 17th December
Scullion
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

With Philip King, Sonny Condell, and Robbie Overson, Scullion are a band that had major influences on many Irish artists over a prolonged period of time. Their Folk-Rock albums are considered before their time and the band continue to gig occasionally in between other project commitments.
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Thu 18th December
Hamsandwich
+ Special Guests The Flaws
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

In the recent past you can tick the boxes here: selling out Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in April, playing with Arcade Fire & The Pixies in Marley Park, packing out the Electric Arena tent at the Electric Picnic, supporting Bon Jovi at Slane Castle, a direct special request to support Mumford & Sons at Phoenix Park, an invitation to the President of Ireland’s Garden Party on the lawn of his rather stately gaff.
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Fri 19th December
Declan O'Rourke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Declans star has ascended even more since he was last here . A superbly disarming performer and wonderful songwriter. “He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever ..Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”- Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine (Apr 2012).
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Sat 20th December
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band rove far and wide over the entire Thin Lizzy catalogue, serving up a selection of classic Lynott penned tracks that should sate the appetite of even the most ardent fans. And watch out also for some well-chosen Gary Moore material to commemorate the second anniversary of the great man’s untimely demise Check LIVE AND DANGEROUS out for yourself; you will not be disappointed.
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Sun 21st December
Brendan McCahey
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Brendan may have been a new name to the country as a whole but his time-served years of gigging venues countrywide have helped develop his reputation as a live performer of some stature and a songwriter of substance and versatility. Musically he lists Buddy Holly, Scott Walker, Jimmie F Rodgers and David Bowie as influences and those inspirations can be heard in both of Brendan’s hard-to-find self-financed and self-released solo albums.
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Mon 22nd December
Apres Match And More
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Apres Match's Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy, plus The Savage Eye's John Colleary, comedy stars of RTE's Apres Match, The Savage Eye, Halls Pictorial Weekly bring you their mad cap night of comedy. A show of hilarious sketches and stand up comedy.A show of sketches that goes way beyond the confines of football. Not just for men, and you don't have to know anything about football,just love great comedy, in fact it is as suitable for woman as it is for men. Personal testimony -- ' I loved it' - a woman. Another testimony-- " I really loved it " - another woman.
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Tues 23rd December
Bobby McCarthy (Full Band)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following his sold out show last Christmas, Bobby returns to the Store for a night of song, laughs and festivities. Bobby, being backed by a full band for the first time, pays homage to the musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic and obscure gems. Expect tracks made famous by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Elton John, Elbow and Johnny Cash as well as a few Christmas treats thrown in for good measure. Also expect a few familiar faces from previous gigs. Ho Ho Ho.
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Fri 26th December
The Trampz
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The Trampz are a 7-piece funk and soul outfit from Ireland. With a revivalist approach to funk/soul that has its roots in music of the 60s and 70s, The Trampz fuse superb musicianship with ball bouncingly funny lyrics to create one hell of a funky, feel-good show. The tight-knit bass, drums and guitar section is complemented by percussion, organs/keys and The Raging Horns brass section; all of which is commanded by the slightly manic/always entertaining frontman, Kevin Johnston.
Sat 27th December
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 December
Kíla
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances.
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Mon 29th December
Brother Shabo And The Soul Rebels
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Influences include Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green, & Aretha Franklin.“What do you get when you mix a hard-drivin’ funky rhythm section, one smokin’ hot horn section and four talented and energetic female singers?” This 10-piece soul band brings its own brand of live classic Soul, Funk, R n’B & Doo-wop covers to Dundalk.
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Tues 30th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

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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JANUARY 2015
Fri 2nd January
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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Sat 3rd January
The Modfathers
+ guests The Rollers, & The freedom 35s
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', and Waterford's 'Forum', and all the top scooter rallies the band are well seasoned in performing the music of Mod! Expect to hear anything from 'My Generation' to 'The Eton Rifles' From 'All or Nothing' to 'Peacock Suit'.
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Fri 30th January
Rubberbandits
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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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
Sat 7th February
David ODoherty 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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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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Fri 20th February
Duke Special
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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Tues 24th February
Hudson Taylor
Doors 8pm Tickets €15

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.
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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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MARCH 2015
Thu 5th March
Des Bishop "Coming Home"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

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.
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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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