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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JUN 2016
Thurs 30th June
Upstairs on the big screen - 8pm
Euro 2016
Poland V Portugal
Thu 30th June
Kate Rogers
+ Guests
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Kate Rogers is a musician from Dundalk, Co. Louth. She is currently specialising in guitar and vocals in Dundalk Institute of Technology. Through DKIT she is hoping to get a degree in BA Honours Applied Music, She has recorded two Eps, one with over 2,800 views on YouTube. She also got a massive opportunity to record her own Ep on the Worldwide John Lennon Tour Bus in 2013, which received a total of nearly 3,000 views.
JUL 2016
Fri 1st July
Nix_Moon “Soul Traffic” EP Launch
Doors 8pm - €8 Admission

They have spent the last year playing various venues and festivals around the country including Electric Picnic, Vantastival and The Park After Dark. According to www.festivalandgigguide.ie they are "a bunch of hippy dippy people and the crowd adored the sparks, vibes and happiness their music evoked in them. It was a strange one but wonderful and they are definitely worth a look."
Sat 2nd July
GnR
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

GN'R are indisputably the, largest, most accurate and most loved Guns N' Roses tribute band in the country. Through amazing talent, a heartstoppingly accurate live show and a hard schedule of rigorous touring the band have sucessfully captivated audiences night after night, securing them a large loyal fan base all throughout Ireland.
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Sat 2nd July
Evil Presidentes - Band Of DJ's
Downstairs FREE 9pm

The trouble with the chase is it's so easy to crash, why colour in the lines if you're just painting it black? First impressions of a century, two way mirror one way street, good cop bad cop routine. Never in my wildest dreams has it occured to me to try to go to sleep. Haunted house sound effects, Dracula teeth, C'est Horrifique!
Sun 3rd 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 4th 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.
Tues 5th July
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - Free

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
Thu 7th July
David Bellew
+ Guests Michael Stafford + Eugene O'Hanlon
Downstairs FREE 9pm

David Bellew is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dundalk, Co. Louth. After honing his musical skills playing with bands such as The Rollers, The Blitz and SAS, he has now started to craft his new sound as a solo artist. David’s songs relay his urban experience living in Dundalk and portray a mindful insight into social issues that encapsulate his generation’s predicament.
Fri 8th July
Megacone + Accidents In The Workplace
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Megacone are a 5-piece instrumental band. In 2015 Megacone played all over the country and were in the first 25 bands announced for ‘Knockanstockan’. The band also played Vantastival, Canalaphonic and two sets at Electric Picnic. Megacone finished off the year by signing a record deal with Dimestore Records. The band recorded 4 new tracks in The Meadow studios with producer Rian Trench (Leo Drezden, Solar Bears) these tracks are set for release in 2016 with Dimestore Records.
Sat 9th July
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul. courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome!
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Sun 10th 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 11th 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.
Tues 12th July
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - Free

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
Wed 13th July
Swan's Neck
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Singersongwriter Nic Koray performs her songs with her husband Jan Koray. Here a new acoustic guitar duo has formed, called Swan´s Neck, writing and playing expressive acoustic songs, that are picturesque, lyrical and thoughtful, creating an intense atmosphere by word and music. www.nickoray.de
Fri 15th July
The Logues
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

It has been described as ‘psycho ceilidh’, ‘whiskey-soaked folk’ and just plain old ‘partying music’ – whatever it is, The Logues have made the genre their own. >From their humble beginnings in a sleepy County Tyrone village, they have become one of Ireland’s most sought-after live bands. The band have just released their second album Comin’ of Age’ and have just kicked off their ‘Comin’ of Age Tour’ which will see them play in top venues all over Ireland and parts of the UK and Europe.
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Sat 16th July
Juicebox Comedy Club
Upstairs 8pm - €5 Admission

The Juicebox Comedy Club is a show featuring emerging comedians from Ireland's comedy underground. Starting at 9PM, The Spirit Store welcomes you to become part of the scene. To book a slot email juiceboxcomedy@gmail.com
Sun 17th 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 18th 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.
Tues 19th July
Tuesday Trad Session
9pm - Downstairs - Free

A new midweek trad session to keep you entertained during the summer months. Starting at 9pm the core group welcome you all to attend and join in with the tunes.
Thu 21st July
Sean Conway
+ Guests
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

For those who are fans of the acoustic guitar masters of the 70’s such as Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and John Martyn and more modern examples such as Elliott Smith and Fionn Reagan, Seán mixes alternate tunings, intricate chord progressions and enchanting melodies into compelling musical works that are entirely his own.
Fri 22nd July
David Kitt
+ Guests We, The Oceanographers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

David Kitt is back with a phenomenal solo show, performing many of his much-loved songs as well as new tracks from his eagerly awaited forthcoming seventh album - his first since 2009’s critically acclaimed The Nightsaver. A busy 2015 took the Dubliner to Body & Soul, Another Love Story, Other Voices and to Vicar Street’s stage with Jape in addition to a string of successful Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Belfast, Wexford and Limerick dates. The finale - a sold out Whelan’s show in Dublin - was a stunning musical journey throughout Kittser’s past, present and future.
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Sat 23rd July
Bobby McCarthy & Band
+ Guests Sean Fee, Martin McEnteggart and Even Thus to Deadbeats
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following the last two year’s successful fund raisers for local suicide charities, Bobby returns to the Spirit Store accompanied by Briege Lee and renowned piper Billy O'Callaghan. Fans of Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Mumford & Sons and The Pogues are guaranteed to have a great night. All proceeds going to SOSAD and PIPS.
Sun 24th 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 25th 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.

Tues 26th July
Tuesday Monthly Jazz Club with LMN-3
9pm - Downstairs - Free

Scott Flanigan (Piano) and Ken Murphy Jnr (Double Bass) have been playing together regularly for three years, they are part of the resident band in Berts Jazz Bar Belfast and back a large pool of star guests weekly. Playing an eclectic mix of swing, bop and lounge tunes from the American song book. Just perfect to accompany our Sheridans fine cheeses and good wine.

AUG 2016
Fri 5th August
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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Wed 10th August
Peco
+ Guests
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Better known as former frontman of indie folk act 'Valentine Black', he has been a semi finalist in the UK songwriting competition twice as well as recently getting a song published on American TV show 'Roadtrip Nation'. His debut solo single 'Safe Haven' has just been released and recently played a string of shows including the world renowned Edinburgh Folk Club.
Fri 12th August
Death Do Us Part Dangershow
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The Death Do Us Part Danger Show is a thrilling, sexy cabaret show like no other. Featuring knife-throwing, sword-swallowing and whip-cracking amongst other spectacular acts, along with a stunning international cast, Danger really never looked so good! They feature acts that are a unique fusion of traditional circus, sideshow, burlesque and magic presented in a spectacular world-class show. They have toured on three continents with the world famous Pretty Things Peepshow and this is the first UK(and Ireland) tour.
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Sat 13th August
Lip Sync Battle Dundalk In Aid Of SOSAD
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with majellawatters@gmail.com or via the facebook page at www.facebook.com/sosadlipsyncbattle .With sounds from DJ Rick.Tickets from McAteers The Food House or Gold Star Jewellers. All is aid of a wonderful cause that is SOSAD.
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Fri 19th August
Just Mustard
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Combining influences from noise, shoegaze, trip hop, ambient electronic music and alt rock.Throughout 2015 they have established themselves as a formidable live band who's sound creates a juxtaposition between soft ethereal melodies and a wall of sound . "Just Mustard will make your ears bleed honey"


Sat 20th August
Black Svan, Words That Burn, Svet Kant
Doors 8pm - €7 Admission

Metal Night with three acts from the region who have combined to put on a show to remember. Each of the acts bring something new to the genre and with album releases and publishing deals between them it is a night to savour for all the hard rock/metal fans starved of live shows of this ilk.
SEP 2016
Wed 7th September
Niall Connolly
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

"Dancing around an indie-folk persona, Connolly holds the essence of Jackson Browne, delivery of Dylan and the edge of Joe Strummer; only Connolly is no Pretender, he is the real deal. His elegant music is effortless, awesome and moving; it is so natural, it feels instantly familiar.
Thu 22nd September
Picture This
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Picture This became the first band ever to sell out The Academy, Dublin for a debut gig selling out an incredible five weeks in advance. They have now sold out the Olympia Theatre, an even more impressive 6 months in advance! Their Traffic Jam videos have become a viral sensation and have seen the likes of Gavin James, The Script’s Glen Power, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan, Hometown and Aslan’s Christy Dignam all take part with requests from many more artists to join in.
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OCT 2016

Sun 9th October
Kevin Montgomery + Clive Barnes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

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 14th October
Al Porter At Large
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Irish star Al Porter, as seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, follows up his hugely successful Edinburgh debut with a brand new show full of cheekiness, honesty & sparkling showmanship! Still living at home in Dublin, 23 year old Al has plenty of gossip from accidentally kidnapping his Godson to holidaying with twenty middle aged strangers! A feel good hour full of his trademark council-estate camp!
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Fri 21st 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 23rd October
Máirtín O'Connor, Zoe Conway, Dónal Lunny
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

This new group brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country's finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O'Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny. Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices.
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Fri 28th October
Live Forever (Oasis Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

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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Sun 30th October
Pearl Jem - 25th Anniversary Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

As a means of celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Ten throughout 2016 Pearl Jem will be presenting a performance of the great album in it's entirety from start to finish across a series of concerts throughout Ireland and beyond.. To compliment this then selection of tracks taken from every album in the Pearl Jam back catalogue right up to their most recent offering "Lightning Bolt" will also be included as part of the performance..
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Mon 31st October
Blind Boy Paxton
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast. Paxton performed to a sold out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons, Tom Paley, and other stars.
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NOV 2016
Thu 3rd November
Doug Allan – In The Company Of Giants
Doors 8pm - 8.30pm start - Tickets €18
"Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug." - Sir David Attenborough "Big Animals are my passion." That's how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show. Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it's like to be up close and personal with nature's biggest creatures.
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Sun 13th November
Kris Drever (Lau)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album 'If Wishes Were Horses', released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).
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Thu 17th November
The Eskies
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek. The Eskies bringthis unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide.
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Sat 26th November
Marc O'Reilly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Marc has released two critically acclaimed albums to date, ‘Human Herdings’ and ‘My Friend Marx’ and has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.
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DEC 2016
Fri 9th December
Des Bishop “Grey Matters”

Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style stand up show about his time in China, Des is looking forward to returning to straight stand up where he can riff about whatever is on his mind.
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