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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
APR 2016

Fri 29th April
Æ MAK
+ special guest Naoise Roo
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Recently they have been making waves among the most promising new Irish artists. The duo featured on the line-up of both State Faces 2016 and this year's Goldenplec 'Plec Picks'. The band played last years Electric Picnic and Fading Light festival and have just finished recording their first EP. With one half of the duo hailing from Dundalk, excitement is stirring as this is Æ MAK's first Spirit Store performance.Expect a worldbeat, pop infused, synchronized dancing spectacle.
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Sat 30th April
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
MAY 2016
Sun 1st May
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

SOLD OUT
Rebel Rebel; experienced musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band but as “Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans”. Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie’s greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling music.
Sun 1st May
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 2nd May
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 3rd May
DundalkFM, 97.7 Second Song Challenge
Downstairs - 7:30pm - Free

The challenge is for local song writers or poets to write and record a song that is as close to the DundalkFM FM designation (97.7) seconds as possible. Work shops will be arranged over the duration of the challenge by local established artists to help younger performers.
Thu 5th May
Brother Dege + Tom Portman
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

“Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege's [Folk Songs of the American Longhair] CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song “Too Old to Die Young,” it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.” - QUENTIN TARANTINO
Fri 6th May
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 7th May
Neil Delamere
"CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE"

SOLD OUT
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka.
Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year.
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Sun 8th May
The Young Folk
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

First Sign of Morning is the new studio album from The Young Folk –a collection of deeply personal songs providing insights into the core values of the songwriters’ lives – including their strong commitment to family, friends, the importance of home, relationships and a sense of belonging. Each song on this album is a story from the songwriter’s life, a tradition that runs deep in The Young Folk’s veins.
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Thu 12th May
M.A.D Youth Theatre Present
“Be Mine” Show
Doors 7:30pm - 8pm Start - €8 Admission

Be mine is a play about FINDING true love and CONSENT. After a few dodgy boyfriends Amy has found Mr.Right and her friends thinks he's perfect for her too. But all this will soon change.
Thu 12th May
Anderson
+ Guests
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Anderson captured the music industries imagination when a video of him selling his debut album door to door went viral. Since releasing "Patterns" , his reputation as one of the most exciting acts in the country has been building. His carefully crafted songs convey classic melodies with contemplative, deeply personal sentiments, lending a unique texture to a timeless sounding record.
Fri 13th May
Juicebox Comedy Club
Upstairs 8pm - €5 Admission

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 14th May
SAS Single Launch
+ Special Guests
Doors 8pm - €8 / €5 Students
Launching their debut single “Take What You Want” ,Dundalk-based SAS are a combination of duo Anton&Stephanie joined forces with musician Saidhbhín Gorman and Harry Stover .They are known for their folk influenced original songs and taking popular songs and putting their own unique twist on them.
Sat 14th May
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm
Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome! Facebook

Wed 18th May - Sat 21st May
Cúchulainn Players Present
The Pirates Of P…
Doors 8pm - Show 8.30pm Sharp
Tickets €12.50

This years offering from the Cúchulainn Players is The Pirates Of P….a farce based on the premise that a musical/drama group turns up for the dress rehearsal in the Venue to put on a show, but have been rehearsing, through a series of mistaken pieces of information, for a much larger space. They find themselves now unable to do what has been rehearsed. A complete reworking of the show has to be undertaken in 24 hours, and the resultant production becomes a comedy of errors, with inappropriate costumes, set and revamped music.
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Sat 21st May
Sadhbh's Tribe, Hell and Back After Party in aid of DSLM.

BBQ and live music with Finnian + James, David Keenan, and SAS 5-8pm Downstairs
Thu 26th May
Participant
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Participant is the ambient indie alias of Dublin musician Stephen Tiernan. Emerging in the winter of 2014 with his sincere debut, Bit Slow, Participant has become known for his considered and textured recordings and his varied, experimental live performances. 2015 saw appearances at Canalaphonic, Body & Soul and Castlepalooza. Hard Working Class Heroes, and State Faces and was selected as Nialler9's New Artist of the Week in The Irish Times.
Fri 27th May
Goitse
Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’ for 2015, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents.
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Sat 28th May
Hugh Cornwell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

This Acoustic Performance will Include songs from every album spanning his entire career from early Stranglers to the current day, Including songs from the current release ‘The Fall and Rise of Hugh Cornwell’ (The best of the solo Years) As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.
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JUN 2016
Fri 3rd June
Private Party
Sat 4th June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Ireland’s premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
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Sun 5th June
HamsandwicH
+ guests Honey Beard
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Following their critically acclaimed sold-out acoustic performance in Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral in December, HamsandwicH are delighted to be returning to the Spirit Store with this intimate and special acoustic show.
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Thu 9th June
Lisa O'Neill
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Pothole In The Sky is Lisa O’Neill’s third album, following 2013’s Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not and her debut release Has An Album. The album was produced and recorded in Black Box studios, France by David Odlum.On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky”…..a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stems from a bump in the road - or a pothole in the sky.
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Fri 10th June
Frankie Gavin And De Dannan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Millions around the world can recognize a fierce, rip-roaring set of traditional jigs or reels whe they hear it., but Frankie Gavin and De Dannan bring something different and unique to today’s audiences. Sure, they play furious jigs and reels – it’s always been one of the band’s trademarks, but their music now has other very special qualities. Their choice of material, arrangements and style of playing combine powerfully to set traditional Irish music in a wider cultural context.
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Sat 11th June
David O'Doherty - We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Buble´, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.
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Sat 11th June
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome! Facebook
Wed 15th June
Lisa Hannigan
+ Special Guests Ye Vagabonds
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Lisa Hannigan is set to embark on a highly anticipated Irish tour this summer. Previewing songs from her forthcoming third studio album, to be released later this year, the tour will see Lisa play a mix of unique and intimate venues across the country. Lisa’s sophomore album, Passenger, released in October 2011, went straight in at Number 1 on its first week of release and earned Lisa yet another Choice Music Prize nomination.
Tickets on sale at 9am Wednesday 13th April at the link below.
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Thu 16th June
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 23rd June
Christopher Wilson
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

An American transplant in Belfast, Christopher Wilson has re-launched his music journey with a 5 song album entitled The Fragile EP. Compared to artist’s like Ray LaMontagne, Wilson’s powerful vocals are showcased by big melodies and honest lyrics. Referring to Belfast as his muse, Wilson’s EP has an autobiographical feel that invites the listener to explore their own journey.
Fri 24th June
The Rat Pack Live “Sinatra 100”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

"SINATRA 100" A Centenary Celebration of the greatest songs and music ever. Starring THE RAT PACK LIVE, singing all the classic songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior. The Rat Pack Live – with a vocal and visual delivery that has to be seen and heard to be believed. Martin Joseph (Frank Sinatra), Dave Lee (Dean Martin) and Thomas Henry (Sammy Davis Jnr) effortlessly recreate the style, elegance and “pizzazz” of the las Vegas “Rat Pack” era.
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JUL 2016
Fri 22nd July
David Kitt
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

David Kitt is back with a phenomenal solo show, performing many of his much-loved songs as well as new tracks from his eagerly awaited forthcoming seventh album - his first since 2009’s critically acclaimed The Nightsaver. A busy 2015 took the Dubliner to Body & Soul, Another Love Story, Other Voices and to Vicar Street’s stage with Jape in addition to a string of successful Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Belfast, Wexford and Limerick dates. The finale - a sold out Whelan’s show in Dublin - was a stunning musical journey throughout Kittser’s past, present and future.
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AUG 2016
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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OCT 2016
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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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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