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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George"s Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JULY 2019
Mon 22nd July
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.
Thu 25th July
Vincent Cross
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Vincent Cross' new song cycle brings together early Irish-American ballads, and old-time mountain banjo with recently composed and discovered traditional songs around and about the infamous 19th century, Irish-American gang leader James "The Rooster" Corcoran.

Sat 27th July
Bobby McCarthy SOSAD Fundraiser
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Following his sold out show at Xmas, Bobby returns for a night and music and craic with all proceeds going to local suicide charities SOSAD & PIPS. Punters can expect aural delights with covers of the likes the Beatles, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and the Pogues plus many, many more. Gu

est on the night include Briege Lee and support will be from the excellent Martin McEnteggart and Sean Fee's new musical endeavour, Table Manners
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Sat 27th July
Louth Filmmakers Society Presents
Reggae Reggae Docks
4pm

Classic Reggae Vinyls played on the docks with Dart Games, Basketball and hot food. A fundraiser for Louth Filmmakers Society. All welcome.
Sun 28th July
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 29th July
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.
AUGUST 2019
Thu 1st August
Niall McGuigan & Friends
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

After the successful release of Niall's debut album "Awareness" Niall returns to the spirit store to perform tracks from his new album "Spiritual Anarchy" Its a reflection of the spiritual journey, beyond our psychological belief systems, religious dogma, and mental concepts towards truth and true freedom. Mixing Mongolian throat singing, reggae, folk, and alternative rock.
Sun 4th August
Goitse
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.
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Thu 8th August
No Oil Paintings
+ guest Chris Wilson
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

No Oil Paintings are a vivacious, dynamic alternative-folk band from Belfast. Using typical folk instrumentation and four-part harmonies they produce music that's a little wilder than what is often associated with the genre. The band switch and share vocal leads, each member playing to their own strengths and bringing their own style to the songs they shepherd. Expect to hear everything from swampy blues rock to straight-up country waltzes.
Wed 14th August
Games Night
Downstairs in the Kitchen €2 - All welcome 8-12pm

An evening of board, card, social and role-play games. Various games will be provided and taught on the night, but feel free to bring games from your own collection, too.
Fri 16th August
The Pale
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Pale return with their strongest album to date 'Merciful Hour' Produced by sonic maestro Keith Farrell (Duckworth Lewis Method, Cathy Davey, Pugwash). Over eleven tracks the album builds on the classic Pale sound expanding it musically and lyrically. The eleven tracks shift constantly between styles and themes but never once loose direction. Sure to surprise fans and newcomers 'Merciful Hour' is the band's boldest statement to date.
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Fri 23rd August
Swampcandy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50
Swampcandy's music is pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’, foot clapping’, hand stompin’, american music. Their roots are fermented in American mud, primitive blues, pre war folk sounds, field hollers, gypsy jazz, and ragtime. Steeped in influences from Robert Johnson to Radiohead. Their sound is distilled in a boiler of mercurial energy swirling with tempo changes, dynamic peaks and valleys that hold the ear and refuse to let go.
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Sat 24th August
El Clash Combo London Calling 40th Anniversary Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

London Calling is regarded as the band's artistic pinnacle. Rolling Stone named it the best album of the '80s and ranked it at #8 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The show will include the album in its entirety as well as other Clash hits, including Rock the Casbah, I Fought the Law and Should I Stay or Should I Go?
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Thu 29th August
Jason Ringenberg
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

"The Godfather of Americana... the spirit of Woody Guthrie rocks on in Daddy Ringenberg's boy." - Mojo (UK) "One of the most overlooked country rock pioneers in the business... Ringenberg has gained the reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers of his generation." - The Times (UK)
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SEPTEMBER 2019

Thu 5th September
Carson McHone
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Dark, driving and evocative, McHone's 2018 album Carousel captures this period of remarkable growth, shining a light not only on McHone's honky-tonk roots, but on her development as a modern, alt-country storyteller. It features newly written songs and updated versions of tracks that first appeared on Goodluck Man, pushing traditional sounds and themes into a modern context.

Thu 12th September
Noctambule
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

Noctambule are Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor from San Francisco. This unique collaboration brings out surprising qualities in these seasoned musicians. Their work is rendered with lush beauty, sensitivity and humour on an unusual array of strings - different guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, cittern, tenor guitar - and their blended voices.
Fri 13th September
Who's Next + DJ Drew Stanstall (The Specials)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

"2019 see's the 40th anniversary of cult classic Quadrophenia, a film and soundtrack that inspired a whole generation and continues to do so to this very day. To celebrate this milestone we are pleased to bring you 'Quadrophenia night' featuring live band 'WHO'S NEXT' and DJ Drew Stansall (ex The Specials) and Bellboy character from the movie.
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Sat 14th September
Kern
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Debut album, False Deceiver, produced by Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys). It is a mix of songs and tunes from the band’s home County of Louth along with original material and has already garnered significant national airplay in Ireland (including RTE Lyric FM and Radio 1), including live on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and Raidio na Gaeltachta. They have toured heavily this year in Canada and Germany and Ireland. They have a major national tour planned to promote their second album with the launch being held in the Spirit Store.
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Sun 22nd September
Shane Todd "The Toddfather"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

Following a hugely successful 2018 tour, Shane Todd is set to embank on an expanded tour of Ireland later this year. When you lose a bet with a mate and have to get 'The Toddfather' tattooed on your leg you can either have it removed with a laser, or become... The Toddfather. With millions of online video views, a 2018 UK & Ireland stand up tour, television appearances and 'The Shane Toddcast' podcast, it's a live show where he's most at home. Join him for his biggest tour yet!
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Fri 27th September
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Carpets
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

As the band walk out on stage Liam Gallagher decides not to do the show. With a sold out venue, and the eyes of the world watching on MTV... Noel Gallagher decides to step up to the mantle and produces one of THE most iconic performances in the entire history of Oasis. 23 years on The Sound House and the UK's leading tribute to all things Noel Gallagher (Noel Gallagher's High Flying Carpets) will be exactly recreating the show.
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Sat 28th September
Little Hours
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Donegal songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Little Hours releases his brand new single ‘Dream, Girl’ today, Friday 12th July, and is delighted to confirm the title and release date for his long-awaited debut album. ‘Now The Lights Have Changed’ will be released on vinyl, CD and digital platforms on Friday 20th September. To coincide with the album release, Little Hours aka John Doherty, will be touring Ireland with his live band playing old and new songs.
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Sun 29th September
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.
OCTOBER 2019
Sun 6th October
John Power
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

Having first made his mark on the UK pop scene in the late '80s and early '90s with renowned Liverpudlian quartet The La's, Power left the group to form a new group called Cast. The timing of band's emergence was perfect, chiming with the mid-1990s rise of Britpop and, with guitar-based kindred spirits such as Oasis and Blur dominating the charts, Cast's first two LPs, All Change (released in 1995 and reputedly Polydor's biggest-selling debut album) and '97's Mother Nature Calls both sold over 1,000,000 copies.
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Thu 10th October
All Tvvins
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

All Tvvins duo Conor Adams and Lar Kaye enjoyed a phenomenal start to their career. Their debut album 'IIVV' shot into the Irish charts at #2, earned a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of the Year and smashed the 15 million streams landmark.Their new album "Just To Exist" was released Friday 12th April.
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Fri 11th October
Jake Clemons
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Dividing his time between touring the world, performing his own music and spending the last seven years as the tenor and baritone saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Jake continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to its' fullest. Our first glimpse came in 2013 with release of his debut EP, Embracing Light. Then came his album Fear + Love in 2017 which allowed a deeper appreciation of what Clemons has to offer.
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Tues 15th October
Reginald D Hunter "Facing The Beast And N***AS"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €27.50

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated brand new show. After twenty years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, Facing the Beast showcases Reginald at his controversial and hilarious best. "HE HAS THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND" **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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Thu 17th October
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Spirit Store once again welcomes the mighty Sinnerboy bringing you the music of Rory Gallagher, played with energy and passion. Led by Barry Barnes, 'Sinnerboy' have been flying the flag for their hero Rory in a total of ten countries this year, and the general feedback is that this is the best Sinnerboy ever! With a set list that encompasses all of Rory's long and glittering career, Sinnerboy guarantee an evening not to be missed.
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Fri 18th October
Hunkpapa
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Alt rock quartet Hunkpapa bring you 'The Cappuccino Tour' following the release of their explosive new single 'Cappuccino' mixed by Mark Needham (Imagine dragons, The Killers). Putting songwriting first, the band have received praise from the likes of Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) as well as radio play From BBC Radio 1 and Radio X. This combination of honest songwriting and an enthralling live delivery is why Hunkpapa are one of the most exciting upcoming acts from Northern Ireland.
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Thu 24th October
Thomas Gabriel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Thomas Gabriel is the eldest grandson of Johnny Cash. Predominantly raised on the road with his grandparents, he dreamed of life as a career musician. When he was young, his grandfather would call him onstage to sing.Thomas is a prolific songwriter. His own music brings to mind the likes of Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and Tom Russell, along with a voice that sounds so much like his grandfather's.
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Fri 25th October
David O'Doherty - Ultrasound
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

SOLD OUT
The hairy Enya is delighted to return to the Spirit Store with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation. Once again, he will try to fix everything that is wrong in the world. SPOILER ALERT: once again he will fail.
Sat 26th October
David O'Doherty - Ultrasound
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

SOLD OUT
The hairy Enya is delighted to return to the Spirit Store with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation. Once again, he will try to fix everything that is wrong in the world. SPOILER ALERT: once again he will fail.
Sun 27th October
David O'Doherty - Ultrasound
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

The hairy Enya is delighted to return to the Spirit Store with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation. Once again, he will try to fix everything that is wrong in the world. SPOILER ALERT: once again he will fail.
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NOVEMBER 2019
Thu 7th November
JigJam
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'I-Grass' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.
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Sat 9th November
Negative Creeps
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Ireland's premier Nirvana tribute band, Negative Creeps, are playing a series of special shows over the coming months to celebrate the music that defined a generation and still has huge influence today.These shows will include material from across all of the bands albums and is a must see for any fan of Nirvana or live music.. Come as you are...
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Fri 15th November
Pearl Jem (Pearl Jam Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

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.
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Sat 16th November
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The now 9 piece band complete with brass section, come to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club. Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The band have shared the stage with The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter, The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties. Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in their hands.
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Sun 17th November
Wallis Bird
Doors 8pm - Tickets €23.50

Acclaimed Irish artist Wallis Bird is back. The string-shredding singer-songwriter - once described by the Irish Times as having enough energy on stage to be able to "kickstart an entire economy" - has announced over 40 live dates and will be touring across Europe in celebration of her new album. "I'm calling it the New Moon Tour because of its symbolism; transition, femininity, the passing of time and new beginnings; the dark side of light. All of this amounts to how I feel at this point in my life. This is my new moon".
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Sat 23rd November
Neil Delamere "End Of Watch"
Doors 7:30pm - Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC's the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to the Spirit Store with a brand new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated. "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 30th November
David McSavage "The Wonderful Dripping Tap Of My Inevitable Doom"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

As old age approaches and David becomes even less attractive to the women he wants to have sex with, he has become angrier, not wiser or financially secure, just angrier, and its the worst kind of anger, because he has no power to do anything, his anger sits like a congealed mass of non-biodegradable cooking fat in the sewer pipe of his brain. Basically he's losing the horn, thank god for porn, which he uses as defibrillator for his libido.There is one good thing about getting older....
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DECEMBER 2019
Sat 14th December
Made Of Stone
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Made Of Stone are Ireland's top The Stone Roses tribute band. Playing the music of the iconic Manchester indie band that inspired a generation. Bring the music of The Stone Roses to your venue and enjoy an energetic and authentic tribute to one of the world's most loved bands.
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Thu 26th December
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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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Sat 28th December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

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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JANUARY 2020
Sat 11th January
Jason Byrne “Wrecked But Ready”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’.
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Sun 12th January
Jason Byrne “Wrecked But Ready”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’.
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Sat 25th January
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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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Tickets can also be purchased at the bar in The Spirit Store (042-9352697 for Credit Card booking from 4pm to 10pm), and McAteers Food House, 15 Clanbrassil St, Dundalk.
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