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FEBRUARY 2018
Mon 19th February
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 21st February
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 22nd February
Beki Hemingway
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Remember when women used to rock? We're talking pre-Taylor Swift, pre-Katy Perry, when chicks like Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Maria McKee and Liz Phair cranked up the electric guitars and wrote hook-filled songs in which they sang with reckless abandon and weren't afraid to say exactly what was on their minds. That's the vibe you'll find on I Have Big Plans for the World, the new six-song EP from Denver-based singer/songwriter Beki Hemingway, a distant relative of the celebrated writer.
Fri 23rd February
David McSavage Live "A Terrible Want"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David McSavage is Ireland's most divisive comedian - he's funny too! A Sacred Cow, is another way at looking at all of the institutions and parts of life in Ireland that shape us. The Church, politicians, alcohol and celebrities, will come under scrutiny with a level of honesty & caustic wit. Not suitable for clergy, politicians, bankers and economists. Is suitable for people that want a good night out.
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Sat 24th February
Sophie Coyle And Band Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Sophie Coyle's hypnotic voice effortlessly delivers stories carved in her own lore, conjured by her own unique lyrical dynamism. Her songs are charmed with a rare and seductive magic. These dark enchantments have seen her play support for a host of celebrated artists such as legendary Scottish folk singer Dick Gaughan, Mundy, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe and Luka Bloom.
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Sun 25th February
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 26th February
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.
MARCH 2018

Thu 1st March
Kieran Mulvihill
+ Guests Tommy McGovern, Noel O'Brien
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Kieran Mulvihill is a singer/songwriter who blends folk, indie and rock with a poet's sensibility. Kieran's songs are poetic and observational in nature, with an eye for the cracks in urban life and the melancholy of rural living and leaving. Kieran delivers music in its most unadulterated form with an air of optimism thrown in for good measure.
Thu 1st March
Cúchulainn Singers Presents "Perfect Harmony"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Perfect Harmony – a musical odyssey through the Seventies featuring hits from the New Seekers, Bee Gees, Abba, Gilbert O'Sullivan, David Bowie, Elkie Brook, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Kinks, Supertramp, ELO and many more.
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Fri 2nd March
Cúchulainn Singers Presents "Perfect Harmony"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Perfect Harmony – a musical odyssey through the Seventies featuring hits from the New Seekers, Bee Gees, Abba, Gilbert O'Sullivan, David Bowie, Elkie Brook, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Kinks, Supertramp, ELO and many more.
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Sat 3rd March
Cúchulainn Singers Presents "Perfect Harmony"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Perfect Harmony – a musical odyssey through the Seventies featuring hits from the New Seekers, Bee Gees, Abba, Gilbert O'Sullivan, David Bowie, Elkie Brook, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Kinks, Supertramp, ELO and many more.
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Sun 4th March
Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or "North Eastern Swing" as they've memorably coined it. Drawing on an eclectic range of styles and influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of "razor-sharp" solos, irresistible arrangements and an expanding repertoire of original material; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern.
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Sun 4th March
Pop Up Record And CD Fair
10.30am-5pm FREE

Thousands of LP's, Singles, 7 inch, 12 inch records and CD's all in one place with several stalls from all over Ireland. Buy, sell, trade. Come along and browse the collections on show.
Wed 7th March
Snowpoet
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Born out of a deep musical understanding, their acclaimed eponymous debut Snowpoet won rave reviews and a devoted audience for their compelling sound. Thought You Knew takes their musical collaboration and sound to the next level, blending sweet hook laden vocal lines with warm and lush arrangements.This music is infectious, delicate and tasteful. With a new home at Edition Records, they are set to reach new heights in profile confirming their reputation as one of the most innovative and creative new bands in the UK today.
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Wed 7th March
Liam Oragh
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Alternative singer-songwriter Liam Oragh brings his new album - The Arguments against Insanity - which includes the singles Oblivious and Lake louise - on tour to The Spirit Store - the follow up to his Jackie Hayden Hot Press Pick-of-the-Fortnight Award-Winning Debut album - Only 2 late if You're dead - and best known for his catchy quirky song 'Hey Nelson' about wanting to inherit Nelson Mandela's shirt collection.

Thu 8th March
Bity Booker
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9PM Free

Bity Booker is a quirky folk singer, she performs with classical guitar and voice. With stories about a mouse, mr sparrow, stars, trees and birds, each song is a character with a timeless personality and melody. Bity performs her own songs as well as songs from the Australian, English and American folk tradition. Bity grew up in the Italian countryside in an house with many animals and lives her troubadour life between Australia, Italy and United Kingdom.
Fri 9th March
The Pale
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The Pale started life in Dublin's Northside in the early 90's but drew their influences from far beyond. For some they are best remembered for their hits 'Butterfly' and 'Dogs with no tails'. But that is only the tip of the iceberg for a band that has steered clear of the beaten track. The Pale's live reputation is hard earned, with sets jumping between indie-pop, reggae, Eastern European folk, all presented with a wry lyrical twist and frenetic energy.
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Sat 10th March
Chris Kent "Moving On"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever...
'Original hilarious material... Among the best acts I've seen The Mirror *****
Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer Broadway Baby
'A truly gifted storyteller with a deceptively naturalistic style Chortle.
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Sat 10th March
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul Courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome! Facebook

Sun 11th March
Wyvern Lingo
+ Guest Sonnets and Sisters
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Wyvern Lingo will be touring their debut album from February 23rd 2018. Hear their new single now at earmilk.com
Facebook: facebook.com/wyvernlingo
Twitter: @wyvernlingo
Website: www.wyvernlingo.com
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Thu 15th March
ELLYD
backroom@Spiritstore 9pm Free

ELLYD (Elaine Doyle) is an Irish singer- songwriter hailing from West Dublin. After years of touring Ireland and parts of Europe with another musical project, ELLYD finally decided to undertake a solo venture and record her debut EP called "Rise". After her successful travels to Germany, ELLYD released "Rise" on 30th May 2016. The highly anticipated EP reached number 8 in the itunes charts.

Fri 16th March
David Keenan And Band
+ Guests Orwells 84 + Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

David Keenan is a twenty four year old Irish songwriter whose words seem to walk a fine line between poetry and prose with a voice that grabs you by the scruff and takes you by the hand into his world of imagination.."David Keenan is one of our best he is extraordinary, it's our duty to support fine talent when we hear it, see it, experience it " Glen Hansard
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Sun 18th March
Mick Flannery (Solo)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date - including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19.His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland's Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.
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Thu 22nd March
Gallie
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm Free

His album 'The Occoquan River' has made it to a number of Best of the year lists from radio and press in both the US and Australia. Gallie is a natural raconteur who's performances have been getting rave reviews over the past year, "One of the outstanding releases of the year...'The Occoquan River is brilliant." Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC, Radio National. Combine this with a killer story and you have the masterful art of Gallie and 'The Occoquan River'.
Fri 23rd March
Paddy Hanna
+ Guest L-arry
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

2018 will see the release of Hanna’s sophomore album via Strange Brew Records, produced by His new collaborator Daniel Fox. Following on from the Scott Walker Esc pomp of Austria and Underprotected, Fox has added a whole new orchestral element to his music, along with contributions from members of Girl Band, Saint Sister, Tandem Felix, Cian Nugent and the Cosmos and the Trinity Orchestra.
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Sat 24th March
Danny O'Brien "Racon Tour"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, Award-winning comedian Danny O 'Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its glory, failures and triumphs alike.Special Guest is Juicebox Comedy Club MC Aidan Shields.
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Sun 25th March
Luka Bloom
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets, just searing voice and mastery of his instrument. His new album 'Refuge' was released just last month, October 2017.
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Wed 28th March
John Smith (Featuring Graham Hopkins)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

With five album releases in 11 years, most recently 2017's Headlong, Essex-born, Devon-raised and Liverpool-grown John Smith's reputation as an outstanding guitarist, singer and songwriter now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, Cara Dillon and Joan Baez.
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Sat 31st March
Negative Creeps
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Nirvana's music shaped a generation and still heavily influences bands to this day. February marks what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday. Negative Creeps will play a special tribute show to Kurt Cobain in the Spirit Store on 11th February. Replicating the live experience of Nirvana as a three piece, expect an intense, raw show to experience the music of Nirvana as it should be. LIVE and LOUD!"
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APRIL 2018
Sun 1st April
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

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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Thu 5th April
Laura Mulcahy
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Laura Mulcahy is a musician from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. Her current album, FUNERAL, HOME, LIZARD... is doing very well and has garnered much acclaim at home in Ireland and abroad. Laura Mulcahy is a genius...' Dermot Lambert, Garageland, RTE 2XM 'I love the atmosphere she creates with her music,' Aine Hensey, RTE RnaG 'Funeral, Home, Lizard... is the album Sinead O'Connor wishes she could make,' Robin James Hurt
Sun 8th April
David Kitt
+ Special Guests We, The Oceanographers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

"It's been a long journey for this record but I'm delighted to announce it's finally getting a proper release on All City Records on LP/CD and all digital platforms on March 9th. You can watch the video for 'Still Don't Know' which is the first single from the album now premiering on Clash Magazine." This single will be released on 10" vinyl with 3 exclusive b-sides from the more experimental side of the locker. Video directed by the incredibly talented Lessa Millet.
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Thu 12th April
Alice Robinson
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

An inimitable artist, Alice’s musical style falls somewhere between the punk poetics of artists like PJ Harvey or Patti Smith and the intimate musical ornateness of those such as Tori Amos. Recently, Alice has teamed up with other musicians to record her new single Rise, which is due to be released in 2018 and has received funding from Louth County Council for its completion.
Fri 13th April
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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Sat 14th April
Michigan Irish Music Initiative
Doors 7.45pm Show 8pm - Tickets €10

The Michigan Irish Music Initiative (MIMI) is one of the most exciting new awards offered to young traditional Irish music groups. This competition is organised under the auspices of the Michigan Irish Music Festival and is in association with the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and the Spirit Store Dundalk.
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Sun 15th April
Daoiri Farrell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track 'Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade' Donal Lunny.Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoiri (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right.
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Thu 19th April
Niall McGuigan
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Niall is a musician and music therapist from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. After performing in a variety of bands Niall has released his first album as a solo artist "Awareness". The album incorporates many styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing). This is fused with a variety of cross-cultural influences from South American shamanism to eastern meditation practices.

Fri 20th April
Neil Delamere "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Pensioner"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm - Tickets €25
SOLD OUT

One day Neil's dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn't change.

"You'll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman

"One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****." The Herald

Sat 21st April
The Outcasts
+ Special Guests The Gakk
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The Outcasts formed in Belfast in January of 1977. Due to a severe lack of venues in Belfast for punk bands, The band were forced to hire nightclubs to use for private parties, and then playing before the management knew what was happening. Dubbed 'The band you love to hate' by the local press, the band began to attract their own local following and are still attracting a large and loyal fanbase to this day with regular European Tours.
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Sun 22nd April
Jerry Leger & The Situation
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like Doug Paisley, Jim Lauderdale, Ron Sexsmith (who has called him "one of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time")and his staunchest ally, producer and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies.
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Tues 24th April
Peter Mulvey
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

His latest two records were produced by Chuck Prophet and Ani DiFranco, and his relentless touring over decades has sharpened and deepened his show. Always writing, always restless, and brimming with tales of new experiences, he is not to be missed."Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the US singer-songwriters to tour these shores. A phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style. A joy to see." — The Irish Times

Thu 26th April
Robert Delaney
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Robert Delaney is a singer / songwriter / lyricist from Dublin, Ireland with influences of electro, folk, blues and soul. Robert's debut album, 'Rising Tide', was released in 2012 to critical acclaim, with tracks featured on popular Irish Television shows, including 'Don't Tell The Bride', 'Fade Street' and 'Room To Improve'.
MAY 2018
Fri 4th May
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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Fri 11th May
Pilgrim St.
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts.With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have played some high profile gigs including Electric Picnic and Vicar street.
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Fri 18th May
Lioness - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

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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JUNE 2018

Thu 7th June
Matt McGinn
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Matt McGinn has been a lynch-pin on the Irish music scene for a quite a while. Having travelled the world backing major artists, it was the release of his second album in 2015, 'Latter Day Sinner' that truly stamped his authority as a songwriter and performer. Matt is now touring his album “The End Of The Common Man”
JULY 2018
Sat 2nd June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

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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Fri 6th July
The Boss UK
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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Fri 8th June
The Classic Beatles
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Performing The White Album on its 50th anniversary plus all the hits....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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NOVEMBER 2018
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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