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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
APRIL 2018
Mon 16th April
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 17th April
Aaron Shanley + Edelle McMahon
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm


Wed 18th April
Sea Legs Open Mic Collective
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

"You've gotta make your own kind of music/sing your own special song" A microphone, a guitar, a piano and a room of ears. Here's a call out to all who wish to try out their thing in front of a live audience. An opportunity to make that move, step into the discomfort zone and realise your potential as a singer, musician, performer. It's the perfect place to try out new songs/compositions or just sing a song you love to sing. The ending sing-along is uptown top rankin'.

Thu 19th April
Niall McGuigan
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Niall is a musician and music therapist from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. After performing in a variety of bands Niall has released his first album as a solo artist "Awareness". The album incorporates many styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing). This is fused with a variety of cross-cultural influences from South American shamanism to eastern meditation practices.

Fri 20th April
Neil Delamere "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Pensioner"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm - Tickets €25
SOLD OUT

One day Neil's dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn't change.

"You'll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman

"One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****." The Herald

Sat 21st April
The Outcasts
+ Special Guests The Gakk
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The Outcasts formed in Belfast in January of 1977. Due to a severe lack of venues in Belfast for punk bands, The band were forced to hire nightclubs to use for private parties, and then playing before the management knew what was happening. Dubbed 'The band you love to hate' by the local press, the band began to attract their own local following and are still attracting a large and loyal fanbase to this day with regular European Tours.
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Sun 22nd April
Jerry Leger & The Situation
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like Doug Paisley, Jim Lauderdale, Ron Sexsmith (who has called him "one of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time")and his staunchest ally, producer and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies.
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Sun 22nd April
Traditional Session
Downstairs - 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 23rd April
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 24th April
Peter Mulvey
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

His latest two records were produced by Chuck Prophet and Ani DiFranco, and his relentless touring over decades has sharpened and deepened his show. Always writing, always restless, and brimming with tales of new experiences, he is not to be missed."Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the US singer-songwriters to tour these shores. A phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style. A joy to see." — The Irish Times

Wed 25th April
Dundalk Writers Present
Words In Store
8.30pm Backroom@Spiritstore

To celebrate Ireland Poetry Day Dundalk Writers Group welcome fans of all ages to share in the mutual adoration of poetry,story etc, More info; 0872538583
Thu 26th April
Lankum
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Recently nominated for 3 BBC Folk Awards, Lankum are one of the most important bands in Ireland right now. Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
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Thu 26th April
Robert Delaney
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Robert Delaney is a singer / songwriter / lyricist from Dublin, Ireland with influences of electro, folk, blues and soul. Robert's debut album, 'Rising Tide', was released in 2012 to critical acclaim, with tracks featured on popular Irish Television shows, including 'Don't Tell The Bride', 'Fade Street' and 'Room To Improve'.
Fri 27th April
Jinx Lennon "Grow A Pair"
Album Launch Tickets €12

Jinx Lennon punk poet aka guitar + magic wand wielder extraordinaire brings you the album launch for GROW A PAIR!!! introducing you all to the border cosmic schizo folk sound.When a bit of struggle happens it cuts through the crap and all you're left with is a couple of guitars, a bass drum, and some delay immersed caveman grunts to entice the smoking section.
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Sat 28th April
The Hot Sprockets
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The band release their new single, 'Cold Cold Sweat', on March 9th. With the video coming out a week before on March 1st, the same day Pre-Orders for their new album will be made available! Inspired by the Afro-beat rhythms of Fela Kuti and band, Cold Cold Sweat has a more percussive groove than anything they have released before and is inspired by the 90's turtleneck and chain wearing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Their third album, 'Dream Mover', is out on on April 6th.
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Sun 29th April
Traditional Session
Downstairs - 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 30th April
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.
MAY 2018
Wed 2nd May
M.A.D Youth Theatre Presents
DNA By Dennis Kelly
Tickets from Doors 7pm Show 7.30pm
Facebook

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.
Thu 3rd May
M.A.D Youth Theatre Presents
DNA By Dennis Kelly
Tickets from Doors 7pm Show 7.30pm
Facebook

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

Thu 3rd May
Circle Sessions Tour 2018 Tales V Tunes
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

2 performers, 2 words, 2 weeks - 1 head to head battle to decided it all. Tales Vs. Tunes is a competition between musicians and spoken word artists to finally determine which is superior - Music or spoken word! In this context, spoken word covers prose, poetry and comedy. Each performer gets the same 2 words and they must create a brand new piece which use these words in some capacity. Musicians and spoken word artists are then paired off in a versus format in the live show, with the winner being decided by public vote.
Fri 4th May
M.A.D Youth Theatre Presents
DNA By Dennis Kelly
Tickets from Doors 7pm Show 7.30pm
Facebook

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.
Sun 6th May
Pizza Pizza Records Present
L'Arry, Oh Boland, Junior Brother

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Gig number 3 for the label and another eclectic mix of outstanding emerging Irish talent in the three acts. T-Shirts and other items will be on sale and the band's are followed by a DJ
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Thu 10th May
Michael Chapman
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Chapman is known by many as one of the UK's best finger picking style guitar players. As part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch. Chapman is still touring and recording new material. Recent Album releases include the highly rated '50' - 2017, Fish - 2015, as well as the reissues of his classic Harvest catalogue.
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Thu 10th May
Austin Miller
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Austin Miller is a singer/songwriter from Florida, USA. His music has been described as "Americana from someone who's seen almost all of America; heartfelt tunes that lead you into an Iron & Wine / Neil Young - flavored reverie."
Fri 11th May
Pilgrim St.
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts.With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have played some high profile gigs including Electric Picnic and Vicar street.
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Sat 12th May
Hardy Bucks
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

News has just reached our desks that those perennial chancers, the maverick rapscallions of the Hardy Bucks are making their Dundalk debut at the Spirit Store,so get ready to be jousted into a realm of outrageous humour wielded by the highest order of craic merchants on the Emerald Isle!
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Thu 17th May
Ciara O'Neill
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

On May 5, one of Northern Ireland's best loved artist's Ciara O'Neill releases her eagerly awaited second album 'Arrow.' The product of a year's worth of blood, sweat and tears, the opus was conceived during a creatively fertile period when the Portadown-bred tunesmith was travelling back and forth from her spiritual home of Nashville and was birthed in Lisburn's Millbank Studios with producer Michael Mormecha [Malojian, Ciaran Lavery].
Fri 18th May
Lioness - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

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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Thu 24th May
Grainne Hunt
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

2017 saw Grainne play solo gigs on the West Coast of the US, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf,London, a headline slot at Schottenfest Vienna, a special guest slot with choir Cantus Domus at Kaltern Fest Italy, a sold out show at Rathfarnham Castle and the awarding of an Arts Council Travel and Training Grant. She also toured with Mark Geary in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the US in support of his new album.
Sat 26th May
The Red Hot Copy Peppers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band was born when two Dublin based musicians bonded over their love for the Chilis. After recruiting additional members and after hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Copy Peppers were ready to hit the stage. The band features musicians from Los Angeles, Brazil, Hungary and Dublin. As true fanatics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they have put all their energy and passion into recreating an authentic live RHCP performance.
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JUNE 2018
Fri 1st June
"Going In Funny"
A Night Of Stand Up Comedy

Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Ger Staunton, Martin Angolo, Steve Bennett and Keith Fox are four of Ireland's brightest up and coming stars. Performing regularly at all of the major comedy clubs and festivals across Ireland and beyond as well as sell out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Catchthem all together for this special once off tour. "A feelgood experience is guaranteed." -Chortle "Incredibly Funny" -The Examiner
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Sat 2nd June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

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 3rd June
Metallitia
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Metallitia is an irish Metallica tribute band formed by lifelong friends who have a mutual appreciation for all things Metallica.Over the years this band has gone from strength to strength,appearing on some of irelands premier stages and leaving people begging for more. There is NO closer replica of the real thing anywhere in the world!!! Having been on the road for a number of years now the Metallitia lads still show no signs of stopping. The gigs are more furious and heartfelt than ever before and it ain't slowing down anytime soon
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Thu 7th June
Matt McGinn
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Matt McGinn has been a lynch-pin on the Irish music scene for a quite a while. Having travelled the world backing major artists, it was the release of his second album in 2015, 'Latter Day Sinner' that truly stamped his authority as a songwriter and performer. Matt is now touring his album "The End Of The Common Man"
Fri 8th June
The Classic Beatles
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Performing The White Album on its 50th anniversary plus all the hits....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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Thu 14th June
The Burying Ground
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

The Burying Ground is an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sound of such early blues, country and jazz masters as Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Gary Davis, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy, and Jimmie Rodgers. The core duo of Devora Laye (washboard, vocal and saw) and Woody Forster (guitar and vocals) are known for songwriting that illuminates the human experience
Sun 17th June
International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The songs of Bob Dylan are celebrated here Americana style featuring an international cast of touring musicians from the USA, Ireland, and the UK. The material spans the music of Dylan's career in a fun, original approach by a full electric band complimented with Irish fiddle and more. Join us for a memorable evening honouring a legendary artist.
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Thu 21st June
Emma Langford + Sara Ryan
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Emma Langford (Limerick) and Sara Ryan (Cork) have joined forces to bring their award-winning original music to venues all over the island of Ireland this spring. Sara's Debut EP "Glitter Skies" was released in March this year, following the release in February of her widely praised single, Euphoric Recall. Emma's debut album "Quiet Giant" was released in October to great critical acclaim.She embarked on a European tour, receiving rave reviews. In 2017 Emma was voted "Best Solo Female Artist" by Pure M Magazine
Fri 22nd June
Tommy Tiernan - "A Work In Progress"
Doors 8pm - Show 8:30pm - Tickets €19
SOLD OUT
Sat 23rd June
Tommy Tiernan - "A Work In Progress"
Doors 8pm - Show 8:30pm - Tickets €19
SOLD OUT
Fri 29th June
Qween (Queen Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

A deluxe Queen tribute for all you bohemians out there. Hear all the very best Queen hits and many more from Ireland's best tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/qweenband/ And at https://vimeo.com/260670782
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JULY 2018
Fri 6th July
The Boss UK
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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Fri 13th July
Motorheaders
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Based in Dublin, Motorheaders comprises of 3 of Ireland's most talented and experienced musicians who share a love for one of the world's greatest ever rock bands, Motorhead. Every detail of the Motorhead experience is recreated to perfection, both in sound and look.We are Motorheaders and we play rock 'n' roll!
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Sat 21st July
Lip Sync Battle
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with sosadlipsyncbattledundalk@gmail.com or via the facebook page at www.facebook.com/sosadlipsyncbattle 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
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Fri 27th July
Get Rhythm
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 28th July
Bobby McCarthy & The Willin' Fools + Martin McEnteggart and Spuds Don't Bounce
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following the last four year's successful fund raisers for local suicide charities, Bobby returns to the Spirit Store accompanied by Briege Lee and the local legends, The Willin' Fools. Fans of Bruce Springsteen, REM, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Pogues are guaranteed to have a great night. All proceeds going to SOSAD and PIPS.
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Sun 29th July
Hvmmingbird + Sinead White
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Hvmmingbyrd is an ethereal electronic duo consisting of Deborah Byrne (vocals, production) and Suzette Das (vocals, keys, production) and formed in early 2016. The highlight of their music is combining soaring vocals and delicate harmonies with throbbing electronic beats and shimmering glitches, enhanced by a strong live visual show.
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SEPTEMBER 2018
Sat 15th September
Aja - A Tribute to Steely Dan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Aja were regulars at the legandary JJ Smyths jazz and blues club in Dublin for years on end and we are delighted to welcome them here for their first ever Spirit Store show. Consisting of the finest musicians around this country, Aja will go through the repetoire of Steely Dan numbers with some panache and skill.
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OCTOBER 2018
Sat 6th October
The Nualas "Glam-Slam"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out comedy gold. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Where? Here! Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. 'The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.' Sunday Times.
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Sat 13th October
The Modfathers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, i.e. including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', Galway's 'Quays' and Waterford's 'Forum', to name a few, and all the top scooter rallies the band are well seasoned in performing the music of Mod! Expect to hear anything from 'My Generation' to 'The Eton Rifles' >From 'All or Nothing' to 'Peacock Suit'.
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NOVEMBER 2018
Sat 17th November
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The now 9 piece band Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers complete with brass section, are coming to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club. Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The Naildrivers have shared the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties (and a few of their own besdies). Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in the hands of The Naildrivers.
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