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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
DECEMBER 2014
Wed 17th December
Scullion
POSTPONEND

The Scullion show has been postponed until April 2015 when the band will be touring Ireland.Tickets are still valid for the show or can be refunded from point of purchase.A new date will be announced soon.
Thu 18th December
Hamsandwich
+ Special Guests The Flaws
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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Fri 19th December
Declan O'Rourke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Declans star has ascended even more since he was last here . A superbly disarming performer and wonderful songwriter. “He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever ..Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”- Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine (Apr 2012).
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Sat 20th December
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band rove far and wide over the entire Thin Lizzy catalogue, serving up a selection of classic Lynott penned tracks that should sate the appetite of even the most ardent fans. And watch out also for some well-chosen Gary Moore material to commemorate the second anniversary of the great man’s untimely demise Check LIVE AND DANGEROUS out for yourself; you will not be disappointed.
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Sun 21st December
Brendan McCahey
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Brendan may have been a new name to the country as a whole but his time-served years of gigging venues countrywide have helped develop his reputation as a live performer of some stature and a songwriter of substance and versatility. Musically he lists Buddy Holly, Scott Walker, Jimmie F Rodgers and David Bowie as influences and those inspirations can be heard in both of Brendan’s hard-to-find self-financed and self-released solo albums.
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Sun 21st December
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
Mon 22nd December
Apres Match And More
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Apres Match's Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy, plus The Savage Eye's John Colleary, comedy stars of RTE's Apres Match, The Savage Eye, Halls Pictorial Weekly bring you their mad cap night of comedy. A show of hilarious sketches and stand up comedy.A show of sketches that goes way beyond the confines of football. Not just for men, and you don't have to know anything about football,just love great comedy, in fact it is as suitable for woman as it is for men. Personal testimony -- ' I loved it' - a woman. Another testimony-- " I really loved it " - another woman.
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Tues 23rd December
Bobby McCarthy (Full Band)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following his sold out show last Christmas, Bobby returns to the Store for a night of song, laughs and festivities. Bobby, being backed by a full band for the first time, pays homage to the musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic and obscure gems. Expect tracks made famous by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Elton John, Elbow and Johnny Cash as well as a few Christmas treats thrown in for good measure. Also expect a few familiar faces from previous gigs. Ho Ho Ho.
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Fri 26th December
The Trampz
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The Trampz are a 7-piece funk and soul outfit from Ireland. With a revivalist approach to funk/soul that has its roots in music of the 60s and 70s, The Trampz fuse superb musicianship with ball bouncingly funny lyrics to create one hell of a funky, feel-good show. The tight-knit bass, drums and guitar section is complemented by percussion, organs/keys and The Raging Horns brass section; all of which is commanded by the slightly manic/always entertaining frontman, Kevin Johnston.
Sat 27th December
The 4 Of Us (acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

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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Sun 28th December
Kíla
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances.
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Sun 28th December
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

Mon 29th December
Brother Shabo And The Soul Rebels
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Influences include Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green, & Aretha Franklin.“What do you get when you mix a hard-drivin’ funky rhythm section, one smokin’ hot horn section and four talented and energetic female singers?” This 10-piece soul band brings its own brand of live classic Soul, Funk, R n’B & Doo-wop covers to Dundalk.
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Tues 30th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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Wed 31st December
Spirit Store Hootenanny
in Association with Hoegaarden
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

A celebration of local artistic talent upstairs and downstairs to ring in the new year With MC/Comedian Eric Lalor, Third Smoke, We The Oceanographers, Sarah Edwards, Hunting Hall, Backroom Bashment, Finnian Kelleher, Mark Corcoran, Juicebox Comedy Club, Sean Conway, and many more to be added.
Late bar until 2am

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JANUARY 2015
Fri 2nd January
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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Sat 3rd January
The Modfathers
+ guests The Rollers, & The freedom 35s
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', and Waterford's 'Forum', 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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Sun 4th January
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 5th January
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with prizes up for grabs.
Sat 10th January
Private Event
Sun 11th January
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 12th January
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with prizes up for grabs.
Sat 17th January
Whole Lotta Voltage
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Following their brilliant Spirit Store performance in June,Whole Lotta Voltage return for another show . “We believe that a true AC/DC Tribute should be as close to the look, sound and energy as the real thing. Whole Lotta Voltage makes the audience feel that they are watching the kings of hard rock live at the peak of their powers in 1979 with their notorious wild style”.
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Sun 18th January
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 19th January
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with prizes up for grabs.
Sun 25th January
O'Hooley And Tidow
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

They have the originality and skill to invite comparison with celebrated North American harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.
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Sun 25th January
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 26th January
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with prizes up for grabs.
Fri 30th January
Rubberbandits
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Rubberbandits head into 2015 with a bag on their faces and a song in their hearts. A series of appearances at the best uk festivals, an almost sold out 12 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe and the release of their Irish chart topping album Serious about Men worldwide mean that Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boat Club have lots to look forward to. Coming off the back of hit singles “Black Man”,cult hit “Spastic Hawk” and “I Wanna Fight Your Father”.
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Sat 31st January
Brian Kennedy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

It only takes one live concert to convince you BRIAN KENNEDY is the ultimate performer. You know it the moment he bursts onto stage, grabs his guitar and belts out his first note. You feel the extraordinary energy levels of the man, as the atmosphere changes from dynamic action to a hushed stillness, within seconds, and gut reaction tells you this is going to be one roller coaster of a ride.
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FEBRUARY 2015
Sat 7th February
David ODoherty Has Checked Everything
Tickets €18/€14 Concession

The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O’Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone. One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It’s surprising how much stuff is involved actually.
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Thu 12th February
Pete Kennedy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Backed by his Nashville band and with supporting act Nashville’s charting artist Sean Patrick Mcgraw, this show guarantees to be a high energy modern country rock show featuring all Pete Kennedy’s award winning songs and covers of some of the best classics. Don’t miss this incredible night of music with a modern “Nashville” sound combined with Kennedy’s Irish flavour. Pete has previously toured with legendary pop icon “Neil Sedaka” and Philadelphia hit makers “The Stylistics”.
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Sat 14th February
Hazel O'Connor Upclose And Personal with Cormac DeBarra
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 Advance €17.50 on the night

The rock star has returned to her soul folk---roots,live and on---stage.Hazel O'Connor performs with the celebrated Irish harpist Cormac de Barra, in a captivating and intimate special performance. 2013 marked the15th anniversary of Hazel and Cormac's first collaboration on the biographical show,Beyond Breaking Glass with a special one—-week run of the updated show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hazel's autobiography 'Breaking Glass Barefoot' has also just been published and tells previously untold stories of her rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the music business.
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Tues 17th February
Eddi Reader
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50
Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts .She has worked with Annie Lennox, Gang Of Four and a host of other luminaries of the music business in a career that spans almost 30 years of success.
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Fri 20th February
Duke Special
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Duke Special is currently finishing off his next studio album, due for release in 2015, and he has once again decided to work with Pledge Music to help fund and promote this release. He then returns to Ireland for a run of solo live shows in January & February 2015, where he will unveil for the first time some of the material from the new album.
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Sat 21st February
Wyvern Lingo
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Ahead of their Irish tour with Hozier which kicks off this week, Wicklow all girl trio Wyvern Lingo have announced their own headline Irish Tour for next Spring. Wyvern Lingo sold out their Widow Knows EP Launch at Smock Alley last October."Lush harmonies" "striking melodic pop" & "perfect synchronicity" John Murray RTE Radio “Flawless is the only word to describe their harmonious melodies and perfectly written songs that are a mish-mash of pop, R’nB and folk.”
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Tues 24th February
Hudson Taylor
Doors 8pm Tickets €15

Hudson Taylor release their latest single ‘Chasing Rubies’ through Polydor on October 3rd. The band's EPs have now sold in excess of 30,000 copies and they have had over six million views on Youtube. Following a support slot with Jake Bugg last year, Hudson Taylor have just been announced as main support for Bugg on his UK tour in October, which takes in nine cities and culminates at Alexandra Palace, London on October 21st.
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MARCH 2015
Thu 5th March
Des Bishop "Coming Home"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Des Bishop is coming home after spending over a year in China.He has some fun stories to tell about that: from working in a restaurant in the North East for a month to trying to find a wife in a Marriage park; plus some great journeys with Leo his co-worker from the Abrakebabra days. But he also can't wait to tell you about all the things he missed about home: democracy, milk, sarcasm and so much more.
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APRIL 2015
Sat 25th April
Neil Delamere “The Fresh Prince Of Delamere”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Described by The Scotsman as “a master”, Delamere is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns and previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out. Expect The Fresh Prince of Delamere to deliver the same powerhouse performance from the star of RTÉ’s The Panel, 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.
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