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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
MAY 2015
Thu 7th May
Gary O'Neill and Geoff Warner-Clayton
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Geoff Warner-Clayton & Gary O'Neill are two singer-songwriters from Kilkenny, currently touring the country to promote their upcoming EP's.
Fri 8th May
The Very Round Robin Tour with Declan O'Rourke, Roesy, The Young Folk
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

The concept behind The Very Round Robin Tour as simple as it is endearing. We bring together three wonderful acts on stage together, ‘in the round’ style and piece together an old style music show sharing music and stories, harmonies and talents, each artist playing their own songs and each others and giving the audience the unique opportunity to see an itimate display of talents and experiences between musical peers on stage.
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Sat 9th May
HamsandwicH
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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Sun 10th May
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
Monday 11th May
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
Thu 14th May
Ben Jordan
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Ben Jordan can best be classified as a 21st century bard, or a modern troubadour. For years Ben has traveled, listening, learning & playing. His voyage has taken him to several musical hot beds (including New York City, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco, Boulder, CO, London, Dublin & Prague) where he had the privilege of befriending some rising stars, and established vets, including Derek Trucks, Soulive, Adam MacDougall (The Black Crowes & Chris Robinson Brotherhood).
Fri 15th May
Tucan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

This second album comes six years after their first studio album (Aliquot Strings 2009) and it is their first since the band expanded to include brass and strings. Produced by Torsten Kinsella (God Is An Astronaut), these new compositions are subtle and melodic though cinematic in their scope and arrangement, and represent a musical evolution for the band.
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Sat 16th May
Ben Reel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Ben will release his 7th studio album in May titled `7th’ which promises to be a real rock`n’record. Like the previous album `Darkness & the Light’ the new album 7th was recorded & produced by Ben in his home studio in Co.Armagh, Ireland. In the past he has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, and The Cranberries.
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Sun 17th May
Jason Byrne “Theres A Grand Stretch In The Evenings”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Summer is coming to Ireland. Celebrate slightly less rain and slightly smaller gas bills with an evening in the company of 'The outright King of live comedy' The Times. What more could you want, and evening with a grand stretch in it and an evening with Jason Byrne. The Star of 'Live At The Apollo' BBC and 'Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show' TV3 performs a handful of intimate shows to get everyone in the mood for the holliers. ‘A Comedy God’ – The Mirror
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Sun 17th May
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
Monday 18th May
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
Thu 21st May
Daniel Romano Duo
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Daniel Romano is making country music. He is currently working on his 3rd album, which will be released on Normaltown Records later this year. The new project follows two critically acclaimed records Sleep Beneath The Willow and Workin’ For The Music Man. Daniel has a platinum record for his production work with City and Colour and a Juno Nomination for graphic design. For the past seven years he has performed in the critically acclaimed rock band, Attack in Black.
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Fri 22nd May
Le Galaxie
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Fresh from signing with Universal Music, Le Galaxie will release their much anticipated follow up album “Le Club” on 24th April 2015. From the stomping, technicolour opener “Put the Chain On” to synth-driven title track “Le Club” and back to colossal hit-makers “Humanise” and “Carmen”, the album is bursting with 14 shimmering electronica tracks heavy with rhythmic sequences, vocal samples and all round good sounds.
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Sat 23rd May
Mick Flannery (Solo)
+ Special Guest Niall Connolly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Following the huge success of his number 1 album “By The Rule”, Mick embarks on a short series of solo shows that encompass tracks from his now extensive catalogue of songs. Mick has just sold out The Olympia again and will be touring Germany in March where his profile is steadily rising.
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Sat 23rd April
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 why not join us on the last Saturday of each month to hear the very best in Indie – Alternative and Retro tunes – Last Saturday of every Month.
Sun 24th May
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
Monday 25th May
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
Sat 30th May
Jack L
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

One of the most engaging and charismatic performers ever to come out of Ireland, Jack Lukeman returns to us with a new show that will aim to reach the peaks of previous endeavours like "The 27 Club" and his Jacqes Brel influenced "Chez Jack L".
Tickets on sale Wednesday 15/4 at 9am
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JUN 2015
Fri 5th June
PJ Gallagher and Joanne McNally “Seperated At Birth”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

CANCELLED
Refunds available from point of purchase

Separated at Birth is the love child / unplanned theatrical pregnancy of PJ Gallagher and rising comic star Joanne McNally (Singlehood / Concussed). Borne out of a gluttonous penchant for multiple parents, Separated at Birth is a hilarious and (every now and then) moving look at how the opposing pair navigate the highs and low of growing up adopted in Ireland.
Sat 6th June
Lock Up Summer Launch Party
FREE FROM 4PM

The Lock Up Presents 3 stages and 24 acts for you and all free from 4pm onwards. Acts on the Harbour Stage, The Kitchen Stage and The Main Venue will give you the musical diversity of a mini festival.
Sat 20th June
Damien Dempsey
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Walk around Damien Dempsey’s patch of Dublin’s northside and the places and people are like ancient dolmens round his lyrics. For Dempsey, people and place are King. His voice is Dublin yet wholly distinctive, he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine. Their kin outside Ireland are Springsteen and Guthrie, Dylan and Marley.
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Sun 21st June
Paul Miles
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

This multi-talented singer songwriter and musician has decided to go back to the basis of American Popular music "The Blues" and use this as venue to share his love of music and spread his message of Peace to the masses. He had influences of James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Richie Havens but decided to go back a little further to artists like Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis for some inspiration. His contemporary influences have been Taj Mahal and Keb Mo'.
AUG 2015
Sat 8th August
Tim Eriksen
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound.
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Fri 21st August
Morgan O'Kane Trio
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is "to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies" (Ian Spafford/ www.stirrings.org.uk) Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music.
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OCT 2015

Thu 15th October
Bell X1 (Acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Two years on from their last appearance here we welcome back one of the best and most enduring bands Ireland has ever produced. Paul, Dom and Dave will be playing songs old and new from their extensive back catalogue.

   
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