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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JUN 2016

Thu 2nd June
Samyel
+ Special Guest Anna Mieke
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Samyel has been described as a performer with a "minimal set-up and dreamy confident tone".His last release, Tail E.P. features Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo), with Matthew Jacobson on drums and Tim George (The Eskies) on bass. Debut album, 'Tickly Teeth' was released last year, featuring Cathy Davey. Both records were produced by Brian Masterson, Founder of Windmill Lane Studios.
Fri 3rd June
Private Party
Sat 4th June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

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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Sun 5th June
HamsandwicH
+ guests Honey Beard
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Following their critically acclaimed sold-out acoustic performance in Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral in December, HamsandwicH are delighted to be returning to the Spirit Store with this intimate and special acoustic show.
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Sun 5th Jun
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 6th Jun
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 9th June
Lisa O'Neill
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Pothole In The Sky is Lisa O’Neill’s third album, following 2013’s Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not and her debut release Has An Album. The album was produced and recorded in Black Box studios, France by David Odlum.On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky”…..a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stems from a bump in the road - or a pothole in the sky.
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Fri 10th June
Frankie Gavin And De Dannan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Millions around the world can recognize a fierce, rip-roaring set of traditional jigs or reels whe they hear it., but Frankie Gavin and De Dannan bring something different and unique to today’s audiences. Sure, they play furious jigs and reels – it’s always been one of the band’s trademarks, but their music now has other very special qualities. Their choice of material, arrangements and style of playing combine powerfully to set traditional Irish music in a wider cultural context.
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Sat 11th June
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome! Facebook
Sat 11th June
David O'Doherty - We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

SOLD OUT
David O'Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Buble´, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.
Sun 12th June
David O'Doherty - We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Buble´, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.
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Sun 12th Jun
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 13th June
Ireland V Sweden
5pm Kick Off

Live on the big screen in the main venue.
Mon 13th Jun
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.
Wed 15th June
Lisa Hannigan
+ Special Guests Ye Vagabonds
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Singer, songwriter, and musician, Lisa Hannigan is set to embark on a highly anticipated Irish tour this summer. Previewing songs from her forthcoming third studio album, to be released later this year, the tour will see Lisa play a mix of unique and intimate venues across the country. Lisa’s sophomore album, Passenger, released in October 2011, went straight in at Number 1 on its first week of release and earned Lisa yet another Choice Music Prize nomination.
Thu 16th June
David Keenan
+ Guests Harry Hoban And The Brothers Kane
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

David's first headline show in the venue is long overdue and he is growing into a writer of great depth for one so young. "David has it all, voice, guitar playing, lyrics, hes a master of all three. Instead of Patrick Kavanagh and Luke Kelly what springs to mind and life for me is Van the Man and Kavanagh with a lucious lilt, growing like a wildflower - sublime" Damien Dempsey
Thu 16th June
Permanent Deja Vu
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Gavin sings and plays guitar, bass, and whatever else he can get his hands on. Grace also sings and plays piano and keyboards of all descriptions. They have released three albums to date with the help of a handful of musician friends along the way and have played live in many different formats.
Fri 17th June
The Clandestinos
Doors 8pm - Admission €5
Roots/Reggae/Dub/Ska/Latin infused 7 piece band from Galway make their debut here on their first full Irish Tour.Get your dancing shows on as this band will bring a smile to your face with great summer vibrations Www.facebook.com/clandestinosgalway/
Sat 18th June
We, The Oceanographers
+ Guests
€5 Admission

2015 saw the release their debut album on 7" Vinyl, a European tour with dates in Sweden, Denmark, UK and Ireland. A slot at Hard Working Class Heroes, a nomination for 'Best Irish Band' from Pure M magazine, a nomination for 'Album of the year' from The Last Mixed Tape and finishing off by releasing a Christmas single 'Christmas at the International Space Station' on a limited run of 7" Vinyl.
Sat 18th June
Ireland V Belgium
2pm Kick Off

Live on the big screen in the main venue.
Sat 18th June
Just Fresh
with DJ's Sam O'Hare + Le Mental Downstairs - Free - 9pm

New music session with JUST FRESH. Hip hop and breaks with dj's Sam O' Hare, Le Mental, plus special guests.
Sun 19th Jun
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 20th Jun
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 21st June
Tuesday Jazz Club with LMN-3
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

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.
Wed 22nd June
Ireland V Italy
8pm Kick Off

Live on the big screen in the main venue.
Thu 23rd June
Christopher Wilson
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

An American transplant in Belfast, Christopher Wilson has re-launched his music journey with a 5 song album entitled The Fragile EP. Compared to artist’s like Ray LaMontagne, Wilson’s powerful vocals are showcased by big melodies and honest lyrics. Referring to Belfast as his muse, Wilson’s EP has an autobiographical feel that invites the listener to explore their own journey.
Fri 24th June
The Rat Pack Live “Sinatra 100”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

"SINATRA 100" A Centenary Celebration of the greatest songs and music ever. Starring THE RAT PACK LIVE, singing all the classic songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior. The Rat Pack Live – with a vocal and visual delivery that has to be seen and heard to be believed. Martin Joseph (Frank Sinatra), Dave Lee (Dean Martin) and Thomas Henry (Sammy Davis Jnr) effortlessly recreate the style, elegance and “pizzazz” of the las Vegas “Rat Pack” era.
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Sat 25th June
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 26th Jun
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 27th Jun
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 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
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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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
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.
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
Throw Down Lip Sync Battle For 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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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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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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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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