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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JUL 2016
Mon 25th July
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 26th July
Tuesday Monthly Jazz Club with LMN-3
9pm - Downstairs - Free

Scott Flanigan (Piano) and Ken Murphy Jnr (Double Bass) have been playing together regularly for three years, they are part of the resident band in Berts Jazz Bar Belfast and back a large pool of star guests weekly. Playing an eclectic mix of swing, bop and lounge tunes from the American song book. Just perfect to accompany our Sheridans fine cheeses and good wine.

Sat 30th July
Hells Bells (AC/DC Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

HELLS BELLS are in their 20th year of rocking out! They are the UK's finest and most entertaining tribute to the great AC/DC For those about to Rock, HELLS BELLS we salute you. Hells Bells are an incredibly accomplished AC/DC Tribute Band who have performed all over the UK as well as Portugal, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Middle East. Check them out at http://www.hellsbells.info/
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Sun 31st July
The Whereabouts + Northern Soul DJ Set.
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.
Sun 31st July
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.
AUG 2016
Mon 1st August
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 4th August
Kern
Downstairs FREE 9pm

False Deceiver is the debut album from Louth contemporary folk band Kern.The album is a true blend, in terms of its mood, its styles and its musicians. Thunderous sets of traditional tunes vie with lyrical, atmospheric songs, all underpinned by the production of legendary Lúnasa and Waterboys bassist Trevor Hutchinson.As a result,False Deceiver manages to be emotional without being sentimental, traditional yet contemporary.
Fri 5th 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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Sat 6th August
Lock Up Presents “High Tide”
6.30pm Start - FREE

3 stages, BBQ and 12 acts as we do our mid summer Lock Up event that is always a fabulous event.If the last one is anything to go by we are in for a treat. Gigs outside, down in the back bar and in the main venue give it a 1 day festival feel.
Sun 7th August
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 8th August
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.
Wed 10th August
Peco
+ Guests
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Better known as former frontman of indie folk act 'Valentine Black', he has been a semi finalist in the UK songwriting competition twice as well as recently getting a song published on American TV show 'Roadtrip Nation'. His debut solo single 'Safe Haven' has just been released and recently played a string of shows including the world renowned Edinburgh Folk Club.
Fri 12th August
Death Do Us Part Dangershow
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The Death Do Us Part Danger Show is a thrilling, sexy cabaret show like no other. Featuring knife-throwing, sword-swallowing and whip-cracking amongst other spectacular acts, along with a stunning international cast, Danger really never looked so good! They feature acts that are a unique fusion of traditional circus, sideshow, burlesque and magic presented in a spectacular world-class show. They have toured on three continents with the world famous Pretty Things Peepshow and this is the first UK(and Ireland) tour.
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Sat 13th August
Lip Sync Battle Dundalk In Aid Of SOSAD
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with majellawatters@gmail.com or via the facebook page at www.facebook.com/sosadlipsyncbattle .With sounds from DJ Rick.Tickets from McAteers The Food House or Gold Star Jewellers. All is aid of a wonderful cause that is SOSAD.
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Sun 14th August
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 August
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.
Fri 19th August
Just Mustard
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Combining influences from noise, shoegaze, trip hop, ambient electronic music and alt rock.Throughout 2015 they have established themselves as a formidable live band who's sound creates a juxtaposition between soft ethereal melodies and a wall of sound . "Just Mustard will make your ears bleed honey"
Sat 20th August
Black Svan, Words That Burn, Svet Kant
Doors 8pm - €7 Admission

Metal Night with three acts from the region who have combined to put on a show to remember. Each of the acts bring something new to the genre and with album releases and publishing deals between them it is a night to savour for all the hard rock/metal fans starved of live shows of this ilk.
Sun 21st August
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 August
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.
Sun 28th August
Duke Special
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The Spirit Store is a home from home for Duke Special. This one one off show will be an intimate evening away from any kind of tour where Duke will be airing brand new songs he has written and recently discovered as well as playing a few of his more well known numbers.
Sun 28th August
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 August
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.
SEP 2016
Wed 7th September
Niall Connolly
+ Special Guest Kristen Ford
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.
Thu 22nd September
Picture This
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

SOLD OUT
Picture This became the first band ever to sell out The Academy, Dublin for a debut gig selling out an incredible five weeks in advance. They have now sold out the Olympia Theatre, an even more impressive 6 months in advance! Their Traffic Jam videos have become a viral sensation and have seen the likes of Gavin James, The Script’s Glen Power, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan, Hometown and Aslan’s Christy Dignam all take part with requests from many more artists to join in.
OCT 2016
Thu 6th October
Ciaran Lavery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

"It’s the sound of a songwriter who’s very in touch with his own ability and comfortable in his own skin" – Zane Low “Strong, crafted, hugely engaging songwriting" – Irish Times Having wowed the likes of Q, Clash Magazine, The Independent and KCRW with his recently revealed album 'Let Bad In”, Ciaran Lavery returns with the video for thre album track, 'Okkervil River' and announces National Tour.
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Sun 9th October
Kevin Montgomery + Clive Barnes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Kevin Montgomery returns to Dundalk for the first time in six years. Kevin's songs have that classic American flavour to them that incorporate blues/rock and roll/ country and gospel music .Irish favourite Clive Barnes will open and then accompany Kevin. Clive has toured with acts like CYSN and The Byrds legend David Crosby, Bret Jansch, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither and Kelly Joe Phelps.
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Fri 14th October
Al Porter At Large
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Irish star Al Porter, as seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, follows up his hugely successful Edinburgh debut with a brand new show full of cheekiness, honesty & sparkling showmanship! Still living at home in Dublin, 23 year old Al has plenty of gossip from accidentally kidnapping his Godson to holidaying with twenty middle aged strangers! A feel good hour full of his trademark council-estate camp!
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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 23rd October
Máirtín O'Connor, Zoe Conway, Dónal Lunny
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

This new group brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country's finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O'Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny. Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices.
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Fri 28th October
Live Forever (Oasis Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

They recreate songs from every era of Oasis from the timeless hits of the 90’s when brit pop was at it’s height, to the hits off their final album! Having toured Ireland extensively playing many of it’s major venues and festivals, live forever have a wealth of experience when it comes to stagecraft.The audience continues to sing their hearts out to the classic Oasis anthems that we all know and love.
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Sun 30th October
Pearl Jem - 25th Anniversary Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

As a means of celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Ten throughout 2016 Pearl Jem will be presenting a performance of the great album in it's entirety from start to finish across a series of concerts throughout Ireland and beyond.. To compliment this then selection of tracks taken from every album in the Pearl Jam back catalogue right up to their most recent offering "Lightning Bolt" will also be included as part of the performance..
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Mon 31st October
Blind Boy Paxton
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast. Paxton performed to a sold out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons, Tom Paley, and other stars.
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NOV 2016
Tues 1st November
An Evening With Kristin Hersh
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

The immensely talented Kristin Hersh returns again to Ireland for a rare solo tour in support of her critically-acclaimed new double CD and book, “Wyatt At The Coyote Palace. From life as the reluctant front person for 4AD’s Throwing Muses through the 80’s and 90’s, to the solo career that began with 1994’s “Hips and Makers”, to her power trio 50FootWave and her new career as an author of memoirs “Paradoxical Undressing” and “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die”, Kristin never stops creating.
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Thu 3rd November
Doug Allan – In The Company Of Giants
Doors 8pm - 8.30pm start - Tickets €18
"Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug." - Sir David Attenborough "Big Animals are my passion." That's how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show. Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it's like to be up close and personal with nature's biggest creatures.
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Sun 13th November
Kris Drever (Lau)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album 'If Wishes Were Horses', released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).
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Thu 17th November
The Eskies
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek. The Eskies bringthis unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide.
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Sat 26th November
Marc O'Reilly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Marc has released two critically acclaimed albums to date, ‘Human Herdings’ and ‘My Friend Marx’ and has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.
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DEC 2016
Fri 9th December
Des Bishop “Grey Matters”

Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

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.
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JAN 2017
Sun 15th January
Jason Byrne Is Propped Up
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Jason Byrne’s brand new show has everything you’ve come to expect from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times), plus Ducks, False Chins, Portable Igloos, Bewildered Owls and much, much more. The star of ‘Wild Things’ (Sky 1) and ‘The Snaptastic Show’ (TV3) has gone back to his comedy roots, probably so he can pull them up and use them as a prop as well.‘Watching a new Jason Byrne Show is like witnessing lightning in a bottle’ Edinburgh Evening News.‘Unmissable’Evening Standard.There is no support act Jason Byrne on stage 8.30pm sharp.
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Thu 26th January
Wallis Bird
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Home, which is going to be release on the 30th September 2016, is Bird’s fifth studio album, and she describes it as a ‘thank you letter’ to her muse and partner. Her short warm-up tour of Europe around the album’s release sold out fast, and the new tour sees Bird taking in not just Europe but Japan and Australia too. It’s unlikely that her shows will last 12 hours again, but of one thing you can be sure: few can enrapture an audience the way Wallis Bird can; and few can be unmoved by her energy, humour and sheer passion.
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