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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JULY 2017
Fri 28th July
Mick Flannery (Solo)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Mick will be playing songs from his wonderful new album “I Own You “ and from his now large back catalogue. Mick Flannery is a singing and songwriting force to be reckoned with” Siobhán Long, Irish Times. “Mick is a songwriter of the first order … His voice is pained, gravelly, and powerful. Recorded or live, it carries through and stops you in your tracks.” Urban Folk, New York.
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Sat 29th July
Bobby McCarthy & Spuds Don't Bounce
+ guests Martin McEnteggart + Even Thus To Deadbeats
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following the last three year’s successful fund raisers for local suicide charities, Bobby returns to the Spirit Store accompanied by Briege Lee and the local legends, Spuds Don't Bounce. 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 30th July
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 31st 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 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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Sat 5th August
Evil Presidentes
Downstairs FREE 9pm

As Bowie said, homo sapiens have outgrown their use. Most humans now are complete self-serving narcissists, daily narrating their own tedious lives across their multiple social media accounts. We're sleepwalking our way to a future civilization of altruism, greed, covert wars, vanity & a surrogate-styled world where stupid people with smart phones become less relevant as their self-importance goes up.
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Sun 6th August
The Complete Stone Roses
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Complete Stone Roses recreate the Madchester atmosphere of one of the most pioneering Rock Bands of all time who have shaped and defined this current generation. From the early beginnings of performing with one of their heroes (Mani) onstage.... to the festival stomping appearances of T in the Park, Oxegen and Isle Of Wight to name but a few, to the shows in the likes of Sydney Australia, Bahrain & Dubai UAE , this band have proved that tribute bands can be successful in their own right.
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Fri 11th August
Hard Rock Collective (Main Venue)
Doors 9pm - Free Admission

Grunge, Rock and Metal tribute act that do Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney.... you get the picture? Free entry from 9pm.
Sat 12th August
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of the Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome!
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Sat 12th August
Private Party
Upstairs
Wed 16th August
Sea Legs Open Mic Collective
Downstairs FREE 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 17th August
Gareth Dunlop
Downstairs FREE 9pm

With songs featured on numerous US television shows and films and a string of accolades, Gareth Dunlop has quickly become one of Northern Ireland’s most revered and successful songwriters. It’s a reputation based on a wonderful singing voice and a strong body of material, influenced by soul, country, folk and blues.
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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Thu 24th August
Stone's Throw Theatre Presents
“Broken Promise Land”

Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Sick of life in her war-torn country, guided by MTV hits and Hollywood sitcoms, Stefica takes on a new name and embarks on a quest for an American education, and ends up in a Dublin lap dancing club. With frankness and humour, she teaches us the tricks of the trade--and shares secrets she can't tell anyone else. Based on performer Mirjana Rendulic’s own experiences, and directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks (The King's Feet, The Yellow Wallpaper), this piece dispels easy preconceptions about exotic dancers.
Critically acclaimed production in London, Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Electric Picnic, Foundation 13 Arts Festival in Tullamore, Offaly.
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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 Epe'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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Sun 27th August
Dick Valentine (Electric Six)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Come one, come all to the intimate and festive occasion that is the Dick Valentine solo acoustic experience! Experience a seven-or-eight-times-in-a-lifetime chance to be up close and personal with an American music icon. It’s a low pressure, good time affair as the Electric Six frontman strips down all your favorite songs from the Electric Six catalog, plays original solo material and swims in a sea of requested good-time covers.
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SEPTEMBER 2017
Sat 2nd September
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.
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Thu 7th September
David Knight
Downstairs FREE 9pm

David Knight is an exciting and gifted new artist on the Australian music scene. Now 24 and sitting somewhere between roots, folk and virtuoso, David has developed a unique style and method of performing with the instrument that is bound to see him become one of this country’s finest and most respected guitarists. He is a regular performer on Foxtel’s ‘Guitar Gods and Masterpieces’ program. He is the youngest artist to be featured on the show
Thu 7th September
Private Event
Upstairs
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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Thu 21st September
Niall Connolly
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Connolly brings the urgency to folk and the finely-crafted story to indie rock. Born in 1977, alongside the birth of punk, his work bears evidence of the roots and influences that made him a songwriter: early years listening to Nirvana on the Walkman, Leonard Cohen on his sister's stereo, and the steady stream of bands and songwriters emerging from the 1990's Cork music scene.

Fri 22nd September
Grainne Duffy
+ special guest Finnian
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Grainne Duffy is a pioneer of her own style while also paying sincere homage to her roots, soul, blues, country and rock traditions. She is a seasoned artist and has been spending the last number of years touring in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Canada.
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Sun 24th September
Deni Bonet
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Deni Bonet is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon among many others. Deni Bonet has become an in-demand act, headlining various festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges and international venues. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's".
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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 Epean & 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 Epe 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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Wed 11th 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 Epe. 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.
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Thu 12th October
Some People V Reginald D Hunter
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

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In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK as well as performing across Epe. 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.
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Fri 13th October
Hvmmingbyrd
+ Special Guests Sonnets And Sisters
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Founded by singer-songwriter/producers Deborah Byrne (lead vocals/electric guitar) and Suzette Das (lead vocals, synths/keys) in 2016, Hvmmingbyrd is an ethereal pop act based in Dublin, Ireland. They fuse warm sensual vocals, electronic pulses and shimmering pop melodies with heartfelt lyricism.
Sat 14th October
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty - the Aldi Buble, 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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Sun 15th October
Mundy “Jelly Legs 21 Tour”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

At the age of 21, one of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters Mundy released his debut Album ‘Jelly Legs’ on Epic Records.. The critically acclaimed debut produced by ‘Youth’ went on to sell 60,000 copies around the world. Now ‘Jelly Legs’ has reached that milestone.It has come of age and remains a timeless, ageless classic. Mundy is marking this occasion and to celebrate the album by reforming his old band with Guitarist Steo Farrell, Drummer Cion O’Callaghan and Bassist Shane Fitzsimons.
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Thu 19th October
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

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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NOVEMBER 2017
Sat 4th November
PJ Gallagher “Dickhead, A Brief History Of The Irish Willy”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Well known as the star of RTE’s Naked Camera, PJ’s various personas in the series included ladies man Jake Stevens, ‘Dirty Auld One’ and a brilliantly gormless taxi driver who thoroughly duped sports pundits George Hook and the late Bill O’Herlihy. PJ’s other TV shows include Meet your Neighbours, Next Week’s News and BBC's The I Hate Show. He also participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir, in which he managed St Patrick's GAA Club Donabate.
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Sat 11th November
Gearóid Farrelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Comedian Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty standup comedy on the road this Autumn.This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM.
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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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Sat 18th 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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Fri 24th November
The Seattle Grunge Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Featuring the music of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and more... The band have sold out venues across Ireland including Dublins Button Factory and Monroe's of Galway, delivering an all-killer-no-filler set comprised of the biggest grunge anthems, including Teen Spirit, Black Hole Sun, Man In The Box, Even Flow, Lithium, Spoonman, Would, and Jeremy… to name but a few.
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DECEMBER 2017
Sat 9th December
Further Ted with Joe Rooney + Patrick McDonnell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Two of Father Ted's most memorable guest stars come together for a night of stand up and musical comedy. The show also contains a “Lovely Girls” competition. Joe Rooney was Father Damo in the episode Old Grey Whistle Theft.“Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable…” The Stage . Patrick McDonnell played Eoin McLove in the episode Night of The Nearly Dead.
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