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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
APR 2014
Fri 25th April
Jinx Lennon
+ guests The Rollers + Fabian Rothschilde
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Whether its played on one string guitar or sampled disco beat and raw garage noise and blues Jinx's music is sure to make the atoms on your skin surface vibrate externally for eternity. Jinx is currently in his HQ working on songs for his next album working title ''Keep Sane in The World of Eager Smiling Pricks". Support comes from The Rollers whose music brings heady visions greats like The Who circa 65 with a North East border twist and very special guest Fabian Rothschilde whose CV includes peforming with The La's, The Fall, Arthur Lee's Love. 21st Century acoustic finger-picking freeform. Visualize Bert Jansch channeling Ravel.
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Fri 25th April
Backroom Bashment
9pm - Downstairs - FREE

BACKROOM BASHMENT in'a D area!.. Sounds for your Autumn vibrations!!! Righteous Reggae... Heavy Hip-Hop + Dirty Dubstep brought to you by resident DJ B. Augustus + special guests! 3rd Friday of every month.
Sat 26th April
John Power
+ guests David Keenan and Late City Edition
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Cast Frontman and former guitarist with The La's John Power returns for his first Irish Tour in six years, John will also be accompanied by Jay Lewis ( The La's ) on guitar. Following his critically acclaimed stage debut in ‘Lennon’ the story of John Lennon’s life during Summer 2013, Power will be taking to the road again in April with just his acoustic to play a series of intimate venue’s. With an armoury of material from an incredible catalogue of both solo work and his time with Cast this will be a stunning night of music.
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Sun 27th April
Abba Forever
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

It’s always party time when Abba are about, but when it’s the 40th anniversary of their foundation and It’s then that’s a real excuse for a party! This happy sing-a-long party, celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! Their music is the most played on radio stations around the world and the musical based on their life is still packing Theatres from Waterloo (Pardon the pun!) to Timbuktu MAMMA MIA WAS A HUGH CINEMA HIT AND ABBA STILL ROLLS ON!
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Sun 27th April
Traditional Session
Downstairs FREE 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 28th April
International Meet, Greet, And Eat Evening
Downstairs - 8pm

Why not drop by and sample our range of craft beers and cask ales on tap and our range of Irish Cheese boards. Bring along a dish or a specific food item from your country for us all to sample. You choose the music you want and we will play it for you too.
Mon 28th April
An Inconvenient Truth
8pm - Upstairs - FREE

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 Academy Award winning documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming. Since the film's release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement. The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy.
MAY 2014

Thu 1st May
Morgan O'Kane
+ Guests The Seasons
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The music is to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the seventies. Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music. Add in Zeke Healy on dobro, ( who sounds like a mix of Ravi Shankar and Jerry Douglas), Ferd Moyse on fiddle (Hackensaw Boys) and Liam Crill on spoons and the sound is vibrant, fresh, mesmerizing and joyful.
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Fri 2nd May
Hermitage Green
Doors 8pm - €13.50

Since their formation in 2010 the band have risen swiftly to prominence with sell out shows all over Ireland, The UK,The US of A and Australia. Their “Live In Whelans” album has cemented their reputation as a brilliant live act and we expect them to raise the roof at this show with their folk based but rhythmic and danceable tunes.
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Fri 2nd May
Kirkface Killah
9pm - Downstairs - FREE

One of Dundalk's only female djs; Kirkface Killah bites into the weekend with a mix of music that'll settle you into your first pint and have you dancing on tables on your last. Playing everything from soul, r'n'b, alternative and indie...with everything in between...it's a far more attractive alternative to cans around the iPod on shuffle.

Sat 3rd May
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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Sun 4th May
Live And Dangerous - Thin Lizzy
+ Guests Black Svan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

LIVE AND DANGEROUS dedicate themselves to reproducing Philo and the boys’ music to the highest order. 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. If you're a Lizzy fan or just a fan of good music then you have to check LIVE AND DANGEROUS out for yourself; you will not be disappointed.
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Sun 4th May
Traditional Session
Downstairs FREE 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.
Thu 8th May
Hamell On Trial
+ Special Guest Jinx Lennon
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The musical alias of New York-based anti-folk hero Ed Hamell, Hamell on Trial is a one-man punk band that plays loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence. His caustic tongue has long been a favorite of anti-establishment musical icons Henry Rollins and DiFranco as well as Rolling Stone whocall him "bald, bold and superbad" and described his signature sound as "attack-dog protest folk and ferocious staccato strumming (think Husker Du on Folkways Records)."
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Fri 9th May
Goitse CD Launch
+ special guests Sioda
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Goitse Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. They hade made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music. Goitse won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed and are now launching their highly anticipated third album “Tall Tales and Misadventures”.
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Sat 10th May
Mick Flannery And Band
+ Special Guest Casey Black
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Mick Flannery announces the release of his highly anticipated fourth album ‘By The Rule’, released on Universal Music Ireland on May 9th. Available to pre-order from April 25th The album ‘By The Rule’ features some of Mick’s finest material to date and is preceded by the first single ‘Get What You Give’. ‘By the Rule’, an album of 13 tracks, was recorded in Beachpark Studios Rathcoole over a two week period in December. The album was mixed in Ryan’s studio Stampede Origin Studios California in January 2014.
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Sun 11th May
Giro D'Italia Party
1pm until Closing time

To celebrate the arrival of the Giro D'Italia road race through Dundalk we are having a special day of free events that start at 1pm and will run until closing time. Food and music will be served up from 4pm with The Bonnevilles in the main venue and a trad session from 6pm. More information will be added as we confirm the full entertainment schedule.
Sun 11th May
Traditional Session
Downstairs FREE 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.
Thu 15th May
Kevin Montgomery
+ special guest Clive Barnes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12 Advance €14 on the night

Kevin Montgomery returns to Dundalk for the first time in six years. Kevin's songs have that classic American flavour to them that incorporate blues/rock and roll/ country and gospel music .Irish favourite Clive Barnes will open and then accompany Kevin. Clive has toured with acts like CYSN and The Byrds legend David Crosby, Bret Jansch, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither and Kelly Joe Phelps.
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Fri 16th May
We Cut Corners
+ guests Sails + Liza Flume
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

We Cut Corners release their second album, Think Nothing on 25th April on Delphi. It recorded in Donegal with Villager's guitarist/producer, Tommy McLaughlin and mixed by renowned producer Ben Hillier, who has worked with Blur, Depeche Mode, the Horrors and Elbow among others. The band's debut album Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year 2011. We Cut Corners have toured with The Maccabees, Villagers, Bell X1 and Frightened Rabbit
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Sat 17th May
Private Event
Sun 18th May
Turin Brakes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

English pop band Turin Brakes embark on a short Irish tour in May ..Comprising Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian and their live band Rob Allum and Eddy Myer ,they had a UK top 5 hit with their song "Painkiller". They are one of the most enduring bands around since their formation in 1999.
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Sun 18th May
Traditional Session
Downstairs FREE 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.
Wed 21st May
Cúchullain Players Present “The Wedding”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Cúchulainn Players are delighted to again perform in the Spirit Store, following last year’s acclaimed comedy Away In A Home. This year, the Players are casting their jaundiced and blood-shot eyes on a Wedding and all its attendant pitfalls ….especially because it portrays the coming together of posh and not so posh families. There are unexpected skeletons in both closets.The show is full of humour and music from the finest talent in Dundalk.
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Thu 22nd May
Cúchullain Players Present “The Wedding”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Cúchulainn Players are delighted to again perform in the Spirit Store, following last year’s acclaimed comedy Away In A Home. This year, the Players are casting their jaundiced and blood-shot eyes on a Wedding and all its attendant pitfalls ….especially because it portrays the coming together of posh and not so posh families. There are unexpected skeletons in both closets.The show is full of humour and music from the finest talent in Dundalk.
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Fri 23rd May
Cúchullain Players Present “The Wedding”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Cúchulainn Players are delighted to again perform in the Spirit Store, following last year’s acclaimed comedy Away In A Home. This year, the Players are casting their jaundiced and blood-shot eyes on a Wedding and all its attendant pitfalls ….especially because it portrays the coming together of posh and not so posh families. There are unexpected skeletons in both closets.The show is full of humour and music from the finest talent in Dundalk.
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Sat 24th May
Cúchullain Players Present “The Wedding”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Cúchulainn Players are delighted to again perform in the Spirit Store, following last year’s acclaimed comedy Away In A Home. This year, the Players are casting their jaundiced and blood-shot eyes on a Wedding and all its attendant pitfalls ….especially because it portrays the coming together of posh and not so posh families. There are unexpected skeletons in both closets.The show is full of humour and music from the finest talent in Dundalk.
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Sun 25th May
Merrymouth (Feat Simon Fowler Ocean Colour Scene)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

Up Close and Personal Promotions are proud to present Simon Fowlers Merrymouth for 4 exclusive intimate Irish Dates from 22nd – 25th May.Merrymouth are a three piece folk-orientated band featuring Ocean Colour Scene songwriter and vocalist Simon Fowler(guitar/vocals), Dan Sealey (guitar/vocals) & Adam Barry (piano/organ/vocals).
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Sun 25th May
Traditional Session
Downstairs FREE 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.

Thu 29th May
Nuala Kennedy Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Renowned Traditional singer and flautist Nuala Kennedy grew up playing music in Dundalk, Co. Louth, but it was in Edinburgh that her passion for traditional music was ignited. Internationally recognised as a composer and songwriter, she has performed and recorded with American hipster Will Oldham as well as cutting-edge Canadian composer Oliver Schroer amongst others.
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Fri 30th May
Whiplash (Metallica Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Whiplash are one of Galway's best known Metal Bands. They play a solid old school Metallica set list from Kill Em All to The Black Album as this is the Metallica era that they love and is Metallica at it's best. Also, this year (2014) is the "Ride The Lightning" album's 30th anniversary, so the band are playing the whole album from start to finish within the set. And they play it like it should be played: fast, heavy and loud.
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JUN 2014
Tues 3rd June
AJ Lewis
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

AJ has performed in West End shows,all over Europe and internationally. Starring in such shows as “Thriller Live”, “Soul Train”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Dancing in the Streets” and many many more amazing productions. He has also made his name as a session singer and songwriter.
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Fri 6th June
Join Me In The Pines
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Bell X1’s David Geraghty released his debut solo album ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in 2007.The album was nominated for a Choice Music Prize that year. 2009 saw him return with ‘The Victory Dance’. Both of these albums were written and recorded between stints in the Bell X1 touring schedule. Dave’s new project, ‘Join Me in the Pines’ was written and recorded over a year and half while on and off the road. JMITP is a return to the somewhat isolated creative process under which his debut album was made.
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Sat 14th June
Favourite Worst Nightmare (Arctic Monkeys Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Demand for this innovative band has increased over the years due to the success of their number one albums. Favourite Worst Nightmare can fulfil that demand by making their audiences feel like they are watching the real thing. Favourite Worst Nightmare are beginning to make a name for themselves and with a set of over 40 songs to choose from, they are becoming one of the hottest tribute bands out there.
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Sat 14th June
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - Free

Courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. At 8.30pm on the second Saturday of each month.All welcome! Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul
JUL 2014
Tues 1st July
Little Matador
Doors 8pm - Tickets €7

A bit of an Irish supergroup, Little Matador is made up of musicians who have played in the past with Snow Patrol, The Frames, Bell X1, Turn and Concerto for Constantine. Currently touring around sweaty indie dives in the UK, the band make their first Irish appearance playing at Tower Records, Dublin as part of tomorrow’s Irish Record Store Day celebrations – with a full tour to come later in the year.
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Tues 22nd July
Big Sandy And His FlyRite Boys
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Big Sandy and His FlyRite Boys are celebrating 25 years in the business with a tour they've always wanted to do-- a tour of Ireland. Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys are America's premier specialist rockabilly/hillbilly dance combo, with a hint of doo-wop and that insatiable Fly-Rite swing. With all the flair and authenticity of bands gone by, Big Sandy brings his own buttery smooth vocals, superb songwriting and showmanship to Dublin. Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys are cool and rockin', suave and swingin’.
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AUG 2014
Sat 23rd August
Danny And The Champions Of The World
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Danny has been touring and making critically acclaimed records for 20 years now, the first Grand Drive release was on Loose back in 1997. 'Stay True' was recorded this year over five days at North London's Reservoir Studios with Champs bass player Chris Clarke (ex Rockingbirds) and Danny at the helm. Danny describes the scene: "catching sleep on the control room sofa, recording deep into the night, friends and musicians dropping by, inspired by the great soul, country and rock n roll of Stax, Muscle Shoals, The Band, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Dion DiMucci, Van Morrison…Ronnie Lane meets Ronnie Spector!"
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Thu 28th August
Red Checks (French Traditional Band)
Downstairs FREE

Red Checks is an original blend of finely matured French traditional music, mixed with hints of Irish, baroque and jazz for your pleasure. This 3-year-old sextet offers you dynamical dance music, not only for your feet but also for your ears, in a freshly composed repertoire of traditional dances.
SEPT 2014

Sun 28th September
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The good news for all Rory Gallagher fans is that SINNERBOY, the top international tribute band, are paying a very welcome return visit to Ireland. Hailing from Manchester, this powerful three piece outfit has a great reputation for faithfully recapturing the legendary excitement and energy of Rory’s live performance.
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OCT 2014
Wed 22nd October
Band Of Friends – A Celebration Of The Music Of Rory Gallagher
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Featuring Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Marcel Scherpenzeel. The band consists of musicians who played with Rory throughout his career. .Rory’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s.
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Sun 26th October
Pearl Jem (Pearl Jam Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Gaining the hard-earned respect of even the most hardcore fan of the real thing, this highly acclaimed tribute are now widely regarded as Europe's No.1. Truly a must-see show for all Pearl Jam fans out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chilled-out aspect of this 2 hour plus programme or the full-on guitar driven songs you desire, these lads have it covered with a set-list made up of songs taken from every album in the back catalogue from Ten right up to the most recent offering Lightning Bolt.
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NOV 2014
Sat 8th November
Danny Bryant
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Europe's leading Blues & Rock publication, Classic Rock Blues, recently called Danny a "National Blues Treasure", a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, yet still only 32, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2000 club and festival shows to his many fans around the world and is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream of the crop.
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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.
All events are over 18 (ID required) unless otherwise indicated.
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