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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
MAY 2017
Wed 24th May
The Swinehounds
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Duke Ellington said there’s only two kinds of music: good music, and the other kind. And then there’s the Swinehounds. The other other kind. A little bit of rag, a little bit of stride. A little bit of slink and a little bit of stomp. A wailing horn and a weeping piano, a walking bass and a sliding trombone, it’s New Orleans by way of Tin Pan Alley and stopping off at every dive bar along the way. Make a joyful noise. And if you see it cheaper, buy it.
Thu 25th May
Dundalk Youth Centre Fundraiser
With Jinx Lennon, Elephant, TPM, Martin’s Party, Mick Dajoo

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10
Fundraiser to support and enhance vital services for young people 11-18 years from Dundalk and the surrounding areas. These service include: A daily Youth Cafe, Arts / Drama, Music, Leadership, 1:1 supports and Professional Counselling Service. Please come out to support DYC for a night not to be missed!!!!
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Thu 25th May
Train Room
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Train Room is the brainchild of Balla songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan. Train Room’s first gig, at Dublin’s showcase Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October, and debut EP Delicate Bones, brought the band’s distinctive sound to general attention and significant interest. Joe, who has been honing his musical skills recording demos for the past seven or eight years (in his studio in Balla), cites musical influences as broad as Wilco, Whipping Boy, Kate Bush, Neil Young and Nina Simone
Fri 26th May
David McSavage
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David McSavage is Ireland’s most divisive comedian – he’s funny too! A Sacred Cow, is another way at looking at all of the institutions and parts of life in Ireland that shape us. The Church, politicians, alcohol and celebrities, will come under scrutiny with a level of honesty & caustic wit. Not suitable for clergy, politicians, bankers and economists.Is suitable for people that want a good night out.
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Sat 27th May
Lip Sync Battle Dundalk 2017 In Aid Of SOSAD
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with majellawatters@gmail.com or via the facebook page..With sounds from DJ Rick. Tickets from McAteers The Food House and The Spirit Store.. All is aid of a wonderful cause that is SOSAD
Sun 28th May
Daoirí Farrell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí received two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, and Best Traditional Track. He also performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
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Sun 28th 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 29th 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.
Wed 31st May
Open Mic Words In Store
Downstairs - Free

Dundalk Writers welcome fans of all ages to share in the mutual adoration of poetry, story etc. More info: 0872538583
JUNE 2017
Thu 1st June
Garry Tallent
+ special guest Kevin Montgomery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will be the boss this May when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo run. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery will be stopping by Dundalk’s Spirit Store with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favorites, Fats Kaplan and Kristi Rose. Often introduced during Springsteen’s mammoth E Street Band shows as the “Tennessee Terror,” Tallent was born in Detroit and grew up in New Jersey. The “Tennessee Terror” moniker supposedly came about following a drive through the Volunteer State.
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Fri 2nd June
The Skatuesques
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Six Piece all female ska band who play covers with a twist and also their own originals. They bring Ska to its full potential and have played many venues across Ireland and England. They have also played festivals such as Tramore Ska Festival, Dublin Ska Festival and Electric Picnic and are playing the picnic again this year.
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Sat 3rd 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 4th June
Lock Up Volume IX
1 Day Festival from 6pm - FREE

3 Stages, BBQ and more featuring TPM, Shed, Kelso, Finnian, Captain, Kavalier, DJ Sam O'Hare and many more to be added.
Sun 4th June
Pop Up Record And CD Fair
10.30am-5pm FREE

Thousands of LP's, Singles, 7 inch, 12 inch records and CD's all in one place with several stalls from all over Ireland. Buy, sell, trade. Come along and browse the collections on show.
Thu 8th June
SJ Cooper
Downstairs FREE 9pm

SJ Cooper is an unsigned artist who lives in Belfast. Northern Ireland.Originally from Glasgow but has previously lived in Dundalk. She is a blues / jazz artist. SJ Cooper (Singer/songwriter), Jamie Morton (piano) Anne-Marie Chambers ( songwriter / composer.) John Knight (songwriter)

Fri 9th June
Favourite Worst Nightmare
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Favourite Worst Nightmare are an Arctic Monkeys tribute band playing songs from all of their five studio albums & more. Consisting of the exact same line-up, their sound and presence on stage mimics that of the Arctic Monkeys. Favourite Worst Nightmare are beginning to make a name for themselves and with a set of over 40 songs to choose from, they are becoming one of the hottest tribute bands out there.
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Sat 10th June
David Keenan
+ Special Guest Stephen James Smith
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

An absolute obsession with Words and Melody took hold of David at a very early age Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative years. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard. David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young Artist's.
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Sun 11th June
Memorial Night for John Kearney
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

A Memorial Night For John Kearney Celebrating Johns Life by showcasing the work that he has done for the young people of Co. Louth.
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Fri 16th June
Daithí
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Since the start of his career, Daithi been known as an Irish fiddle player using electronics to boost traditional irish music into something unique and different. Before even releasing a record, a Daithi was supporting Santigold, The XX, Macklemore and DJ Shadow on Irish dates across the country .In 2012, Daithi signed to Sony music Ireland and began to explore a new sound, taking his traditional roots and mixing them with his love for uplifting house music.
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Sat 17th June
Get Rhythm (A Tribute To Johnny Cash)
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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Sun 18th June
Errol Walsh
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Errol is an award winning singer / songwriter from Northern Ireland. He is currently back home in Ireland and working with Ted Ponsonby: a songwriter from Letterkenny who plays acoustic and electric guitars, dobro and Hammond organ. Their new joint project… “Just sayin’…” is a fairly eclectic roots album covering a fluid and interesting collection of evocative and often introspective songs in which Errol explores many of the genres that have influenced him during his career.
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Thu 22nd June
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.
Thu 22nd June
Talos
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

He arrived in late 2014, with the mesmerising ‘Tethered Bones’, the dreamy production proved a perfect platform for French’s powerful voice and rewarding words. Follow-up releases ‘In Time’ and the ‘O Sanctum’ EP founds new fans across the board. Live, Talos expands to a six-piece and - following shows at Longitude, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, a sold out Whelan’s in December 2016, alongside international dates in Eurosonic, London and New York - he has announced a nine-date Irish run in support of the debut album.
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Fri 30th June
Zooropa
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Stuck for a ticket to Croke Park? Excluded from the upcoming trip down Joshua Tree Lane? Still haven't found that complimentary pass you were looking for? Then fret no longer as stadium rock comes to Dundalk on Friday 30th June, when the supreme U2 tribute band, Zooropa, roll into town for the only Irish date on their 180 Degree Tour.
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JULY 2017
Sat 1st July
SOSAD Benefit - We The Oceanographers, Elephant, The Dandelion Few, TPM plus guest Dj's.
Admission €8 - Doors 8pm

Benefit night for SOSAD featuring a host of local talent and special guest DJ's.
Sat 15th July
Promises & Lies
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Promises and Lies are a 9-Piece band that play all the best of UB40'S repertoire,so you can enjoy songs like "One in Ten,King and Food for Thought" to "Bring me your Cup,Kingston Town and Red Red Wine" that will have you "Groovin" all night long.In 2014 they played an after show gig for the UB40 concert in the Academy Dublin and we were joined on stage by the UB40 Brass section Brian Travers Laurence Parry and Martin Merideth.
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Fri 21st July
Kaz Hawkins
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own soul darling. The singer-songwriter is fast becoming a performing icon across UK & Europe & the United States. Her high energy, original shows with her 1950s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and ability to closely connect with her fans contribute to make Kaz one of today’s most popular independent artists in the UK and Ireland. Kaz will be venturing outside her band in 2017 with a brand new piano & voice album and tour featuring Sam York who has played piano for artist like Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Michael Ball, Alfie Bo and more.
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Sun 23rd July
Jason Byrne
Doors 8pm (Show 8.30pm SHARP)
Tickets €22

Special Eye Entertainment presents the star of ‘Wild Things’ (SKY1) and ‘Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show’ (TV3) Laugh in the face of another Irish Summer with ‘The Outright King Of Live Comedy’ Jason Byrne. Jason is performing a small number of intimate shows at some of his favourite Irish venues. Don’t miss the chance to get in out of the rain this July and see ‘A Comedy God’ in action. Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm SHARP.
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AUGUST 2017
Fri 4th August
The Classic Beatles
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

“Twenty years ago today”... (And then some), The Classic Beatles began enthralling audiences with their “Fastidiously authentic”, note perfect renditions, of a choice cannon of The Beatles finest compositions. The band have enjoyed & endured a Helter Skelter ride of epic proportions since those early days. A journey that would see them perform at no fewer than six international Beatles festivals, making memorable television appearances along the way.
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Fri 18th August
The Boss UK – Bruce Springsteen Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Boss UK brings all of Bruce’s best-loved hits in a sweat-drenched, ninety minute show with all the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss. This band of world-class musicians has risen rapidly to wide critical acclaim becoming the World’s Official No.1 Springsteen tribute. Some say, not just the best tribute to Springsteen, but the best tribute band, full stop. From the blistering opening of ‘Born to Run’ this production becomes one huge sing along so get ready to become part of the show!
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Sat 19th August
The Twisted Sisters
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Twisted Sisters are an original, hilariously outrageous sister act - critically acclaimed and globally established with irreverent lyrics as subtle as a kick in the teeth!! Hailing from the fair County of Armagh, though spotted on many continents, they front a zany, high energy, eclectic band whose aim is to have major fun elevating their vibe into another dimension.
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Fri 25th August
Pearl Jem
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Pearl Jem have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe’s No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether it’s the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus programme or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show.
SEPTEMBER 2017
Sat 2nd Sept
Green Floyd
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 debut show here in May last year was fantastic, with full lighting effects and a 2 hour show.
Fri 8th September
Lioness – The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring TV’s ‘Stars in The Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse plus a full 7 piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.
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Sat 9th September
Fred Cooke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Fred Cooke is embracing his unique musical style of comedy on his first nationwide tour with his show “Fredliner”. It has been a phenomenal year for Fred supporting his hero Tommy Tiernan to packed crowds across the country. “Fredliner” brings to the stage the mayhem of his life, from his school days to the social chaos of his adulthood. This year has seen Fred Cooke on our TV screens as the MC in the groundbreaking “Tommy Tiernan Show”. Fred’s numerous Republic of Telly sketches, including “Ireland the Musical” and his “Hidden Camera Orchestra”, have gone viral.
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Thu 14th September
Simon Yates “My Mountain Life”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

In the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.
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Sun 17th September
Owen O'Neill "Red Noise"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

OWEN O’NEILL has toured the World with his one-man shows accumulating a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Edinburgh Critics Award for best comedy. The Angel Award for best one-man show. The Time Out comedy Award. Best actor at the 2010 Ist Irish theatre festival in New York City. Best short film award at the Boston film festival 2008 RED NOISE is a hybrid of stand-up comedy, theatrical monologue and poetry and O’Neill blends all three to perfection.
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OCTOBER 2017
Fri 6th October
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The 26 year old is a fresh new talent on the singer/songwriter scene and in a short space of 3 years has made his way from the small clubs in Ireland to playing in Arenas to thousands of people. “One of the most exciting artists to come out of Ireland, voice of an angel” – Gary Lightbody Ryan is currently on a 31 date European & UK Arena tour supporting Ed Sheeran. Ryan's first headline tour starts in September across Ireland, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands and will run until the middle of October 2017 with multiple festival appearances throughout UK and Europe this summer.
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Sat 7th October
Harvest (A Tribute To Neil Young)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Harvest play a selection of songs from Neil Young's classic albums "Harvest", "After The Gold Rush", "Harvest Moon" & "Freedom", to name but a few.Harvest play Neil Young’s greatest hits and more - songs such as “Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Rockin’ In The Free World”, “Cowgirl In The Sand”, “Down By The River” and "Helpless”.
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Thu 12th October
Some People V Reginald D Hunter
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK as well as performing across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.
Tickets on sale Thurs 25th May at 9am.
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Sat 14th October
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
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NOVEMBER 2017
Sun 12th November
Jake Carter
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland . Jake has often performed at his brother’s gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans.Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland He will be touring with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes.
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