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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JULY 2018
Wed 18th July
Ricky Warwick
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders makes a long over due return to The Spirit Store Dundalk. In what will probably be his only solo acoustic show of 2018, Ricky will be playing material from a career spanning 30 years. Songs from The Almighty, Thin Lizzy, Ricky's Solo Albums, and his current band Black Star Riders and more.
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Wed 18th July
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 July
James Spaite + Joshua Burnside
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

JAMES SPAITE is a San-Diego based young Tap Guitarist and Alternative Acoustic Singer Songwriter. After a successful début album tour across Europe, South America, and the US, James will be touring his sophomore album titled "RIVERSIDE" .JOSHUA BURNSIDE is an experimental folk artist based in Belfast, and the most recent recipient of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album 'EPHRATA', released last year.
Fri 20th July
Pizza Pizza Records Presents
Elephant "88 Album Launch
+ special guests Montauk Hotel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Elephant has taken a turn to a darker alternative-pop sound with his new album, titled '88'. Coupled by his love of the 80's new romantics and an aversion to complacency, Shane and producer Joseph Edwards have produced a genre spanning, hour long concept album about a man who travels back in time to all the most important conversations of his past. And, as the fly on the wall, asks the question... what if I had done things differently?
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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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Sun 22nd 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 23rd 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.
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 Sean Fee & Co.
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
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 30th 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 2018
Sat 4th August
Box Car Blues Brothers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Join us for a high energy soul, blues and rhythm and blues revue this August Bank Holiday. All the hits and more will keep you moving from beginning to end and wanting more...Shake A Tailfeather * Everybody Needs Somebody * Soul Man * Think * Minne the Moocher * Rawhide * Sweet Home Chicago * Hey Bartender * Flip Flop & Fly * Jailhouse Rock and many more hits from the Blues Brothers and soul universe!
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Wed 8th 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.
Sat 11th August
Soundgarden / Chris Cornell Tribute byThe Year Grunge Broke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Just over one year on from the untimely passing to Chris Cornell, The massive voice of Soundgarden and one of rock music's great front men, The Year Grunge Broke pay tribute to Soundgarden with a show like no other. Focusing on Soundgarden but also paying tribute to other Cornell projects like Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and Cornell's solo work.
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Thu 16th August
Jethro Pickett
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Jethro Pickett has a new record that's being released on March 23rd, 2018 on Behind The Beat Records. Written and Recorded between Dublin, London and Yikesville studio in Melbourne, it promises to be a fresh sounding release with elements of freak folk and psychedelia that won't disappoint. Melodic songs are at the core.
Sat 18th August
Pop Up Gaeltacht
Downstairs 8pm

Pop Up Gaeltacht is coming back to Dundalk! This popular free event has 'popped up' all over the world in cities such as Tokyo and Dubai. Whether you are an enthusiastic speaker or have 'cúpla focal', the event is open to all who have in interest in having the 'craic 'with the language .Bígí linn! Saor in aisce Facebook: popupgaeltacht .Twitter : @popupgael
Fri 31st August
Whole Lotta Voltage
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ireland's longest running and most widely recognised definitive AC/DC tribute.Whole Lotta Voltage deliver the most complete and authentic reproduction of AC/DC's sound and stage performance in Ireland. The Whole Lotta Voltage live show has gained notoriety all over the country with its attention to detail, whirlwind energy and stunning musical accuracy.
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SEPTEMBER 2018
Sat 8th September
Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Hear all the classic Bon Jovi hits like Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Its My Life, Blaze Of Glory and many more as the musicians take you through the bands incredible 33 year career.
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Sun 9th September
Eamonn McCormack
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Irish International Blues-Rock guitarist who has toured, recorded, and played with Rory Gallagher, Jan Akkerman, Johnny Winter, Nils Lofgren, Walter Trout and ZZ Top to name but a few…Eamonn’s energetic live performances see’s him (with his Power Trio band) leaving audiences with an experience few will ever forget.No wonder! He’s a Festival Favorite and Star on the continent.
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Fri 14th September
Kern
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Brendan McCreanor is a thrilling uilleann piper who has worked extensively in both traditional music and in contemporary crossover projects. By contrast, SJ McArdle is a well-known rock and folk musician, a published songwriter and singer (songs from his three albums have featured in film, TV and radio and he has toured extensively). And Barry Kieran is a former Leinster champion fiddler, steeped in the raw, pure music of Oriel.
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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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Sun 7th October
Tom Baxter "The Other Side Of Blue Tour"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

One of the most distinguished song craftsmen of the 21st century is to make his long-awaited return to record. On 17 August 2018, Tom Baxter will unveil his first official release in a decade, 'The Other Side of Blue'. Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as 'Better', 'Almost There' and 'Day in Verona', and his songs have been covered by much-loved entertainers from Dame Shirley Bassey all the way to Boyzone.
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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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Thu 18th 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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Fri 19th October
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.
Sat 20th October
Katie Kim
+ Guest Trick Mist
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Katie Kim has released four studio albums to date: Twelve (2008), Vaults Vol.1 (2011) Cover & Flood (2012) (UK release 2013) and SALT (2016) Nominated for The RTE Choice Music Award for Album of The Year. SALT was recently performed live in a series of concerts with Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble in its entirety, in an alternative reworked form, with arrangements from composer Sean Clancy for Crash. A live album is just finished being produced of this.
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Sun 21st October
Shane Todd
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not. Shane rides into town for his first tour of Ireland, with a hilarious, brand new stand-up show. Shane Todd performs stand-up all over the world, has a BBC radio series, supported the legendary Bill Burr and has gained a massive online following with his sketches and character videos.
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Fri 26th October
Fred Cooke + Bernard Casey "The Shape Of Two"
Doos 8pm - Tickets €15

The Shape of Two sees two of Ireland’s best-loved comedians do a double headline gig. First up is Bernard Casey. After his smashing debut performance at Electric Picnic, Bernard took the internet by storm with his viral videos, The Polish/Irish Accent, the French Oral and the Irish Listening Test. Next up is Fred Cooke, fresh from working on the Tommy Tiernan Show (RTE), who will deliver his unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild, crafted story-telling.
NOVEMBER 2018
Fri 2nd November
Colin Murphy "The Bald Ambition Tour 2018"
Doors 8pm -Tickets €16

25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three... just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the Blame Game, Murphy and O'Kane Do Le Football, The Panel, and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey.
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Fri 9th November
Delorentos
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Delorentos tour Ireland following the release of their 5th studio album "True Surrender". It's been a while coming and it's testament to the resilience of the band that True Surrender exists at all! True Surrender was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and honed over a chaotic three year period of bilocation, the birth of children and a heightened level of personal and professional anxiety - not to mention all of the usual trials and tribulations of the creative process and the artistic battles that are par for the course.
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Sun 11th November
Stephen James Smith
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online. Stephen is a co-founder of LINGO Festival (inaugural festival in 2014), Ireland's only spoken word festival, and poetry curator of the annual First Fortnight Festival. He co-produced Dublin: A Year in Words poetry video series for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.
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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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DECEMBER 2018
Sun 9th December
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed's arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast.
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Fri 21st December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

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.
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Wed 26th December
St Stephens Day with
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 six`ng their hearts out to the classic Oasis anthems that we all know and love.
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Thu 27th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets 15

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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JANUARY 2019
Sat 12th January
Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' The Times. The star of 'Irelands Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned.
   
 
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