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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
AUG 2016
Thu 25th August
Ta-Ra Cilla
Doors 7.30pm - Show 8pm - Admission €5

Members of RehabCare will perform a variety show along with a small tribute to Cilla Black and the friends that she met along the way. Come and join us for a night of song and surprises.
Thu 25th August
David Bellew
+ Guests
Downstairs FREE 9pm

David Bellew is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dundalk, Co. Louth. After honing his musical skills playing with bands such as The Rollers, The Blitz and SAS, he has now started to craft his new sound as a solo artist. David’s songs relay his urban experience living in Dundalk and portray a mindful insight into situations, characters and social issues.
Sat 27th August
Juicebox Comedy Club
Upstairs FREE - 8pm

The Juicebox 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.
Sat 27th August
Optumus Prime Time
6pm Start - BBQ From 7pm

10 DJs will perform uniquely individual sets of music all evening long across two sets of turntables on two different stages. This pool of players has been selected from a deep well of local talent who'll keep your hearts and minds busy with their meaningful mixes. Donations on the night will raise money for a local charity raising awareness for childrens' dyspraxia. Full details/line-up/running order will appear on the Facebook event page one week prior to the show.
Sun 28th August
Duke Special
+ Guests The Darkling Air
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.
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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.
Tues 30th August
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - FREE

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
SEP 2016
Fri 2nd September
Private Party
Upstairs
Sun 4th September
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 5th September
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 6th September
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - FREE

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
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.
Fri 9th September
A Tribute To Geno Berrill
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

A very special night to remember and celebrate the life of our good friend Geno. With The Jackie McAuley Band, The Arsonist Birds, James Humston, Wally McConville and many more.
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Sat 10th August
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome! Andiamo Facebook
Sat 10th September
Private Party
Upstairs
Sun 11th September
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 12th September
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 13th September
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - FREE

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
Sat 17th September
Juicebox Comedy Club
Upstairs FREE - 8pm

The Juicebox 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.
Sun 18th September
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 19th September
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 22nd September
Permanent Deja Vu
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Gavin sings and plays guitar, bass, and whatever else he can get his hands on. Grace also sings and plays piano and keyboards of all descriptions. They have released three albums to date with the help of a handful of musician friends along the way and have played live in many different formats.
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.
Fri 23rd September
Private Party
Upstairs
Sat 24th September
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 24th September
Private Party
Upstairs
Sun 25th September
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 26th September
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 29th September
Saramai
+ Guests
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Their Other Voices performance was aired this summer on RTE 2. Having recorded two EPs with Tommy McLaughlin in Attica Studios (Villagers, Bell X1, SOAK), they have recently released singles 'Hanging Around' and 'Trees' from the second EP with plans to the full EP on October 19th. They have enjoyed radio play on RTE 1, 2FM, Lyric FM, Today FM, Radio France and Newstalk among others. Saramai's releases are out on Greenbay records and are available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.
OCT 2016
Sun 2nd October
Socks In The Frying Pan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

'Socks in the Frying Pan' are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including 'New Band of the Year' by the Irish Music Association. The group have been embraced in the United States, having been booked by every major Irish festival and praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music.
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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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Thu 6th October
John Blek
Downstairs FREE 9pm

John Blek has announced the release of his highly anticipated second solo album entitled “Cut the Light” in September. Blek is constantly proving himself to be a prolific writer of some of the most beautiful folk music being created today, both solo and with his band John Blek & the Rats. It is less than 12 months since the band released their last record and already John is ready to share his latest work “Cut the Light”.
Sat 8th October
Mick Flannery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Following his number 1 album ‘By the Rule’ Mick will be releasing his 5th album ‘I Own You’ on the 14th October 2016 and this show is part of his release tour and will feature Mick's full band line up..Mick was brought up on a farm outside Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. .After a stint in a music college in Cork, he travelled to the U.S. where he “wandered around for a time.” While there, he entered the U.S. Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee and, to his surprise, won two top awards for his compositions.
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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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Thu 13th October
Al Porter At Large
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

***SECOND DATE ADDED***
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 14th October
Al Porter At Large
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
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!
Sat 15th October
Raglan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The four piece band, who have been friends for many years, have taken a unique angle on Traditional Irish Folk music. A classical element is supplied by Joanna Doran from Cullyhanna, who is a classically trained violin player. Combined with the instrumentals and vocals of Stephen McNulty (singer /songwriter), Petey Doran (bodhran and vocals) and Terry Conlon (piano accordion /vocals), this new approach to Irish folk makes for very soft listening and lively entertainment.
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Sun 16th October
All Folk'd Up
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Following the huge success of their first ever season in Las Vegas and a tour of the UK that brought astounding acclaim from critics and the public alike, they’re home! The meteoric rise Ireland’s own All Folk’d Up now sees this iconic band return to tour their beloved Ireland with a series of concerts throughout the Autumn of 2016.
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Thu 20th October
Kern
Downstairs FREE 9pm

A swift return for Kern after a brilliant show in August that had everyone raving about the band. 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 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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Sat 29th October
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 last show here in October last year was fantastic, with full lighting effects and a 2 hour show.
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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
Thu 8th December
Des Bishop “Grey Matters”

Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Due to circumstances beyond our control this show has been changed from Fri 9th Dec to Thurs 8th Dec. Original tickets remain valid or a full refund is available from point of purchase. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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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Tues 27th December
The 4 Of Us (Acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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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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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