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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JANUARY 2018
Sat 20th January
The Bootleg Beach Boys
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

The band perform selections of classic hits, & cult favourites, from California's most famous band. From surf themed anthems such as "Surfin' Safari" & "Surfer Girl" to classic muscle car memorable's like "Shut Down" & "Fun Fun Fun", the band have gathered an impressive repertoire of west coast, harmony laden songs, that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960's American dream. Hear such classics as "In my room, God only knows, Good Vibrations, Help me Rhonda" in their hit heavy set, but they also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal "Pet Sounds", and cult favourites from the legendary "Smile" album.
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Sun 21st January
Jason Byrne "The Man With Three Brains"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22
SOLD OUT

'The Man With Three Brains' is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason's coach, pushing him to the limit.This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne's head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too.

Sun 21st January
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 22nd January
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 26th January
Pizza Pizza Records Label Fundraiser
€8 Admission/€20 with T-Shirt

Pizza Pizza Records is a Dundalk based record label, started by local musicians, focused on filling the void of independent bands having their music released on vinyl. They'll be releasing music by up and coming Irish acts such as Elephant, We, The Oceanographers and Just Mustard, as well as the "Dead Good" series of compilations, highlighting independent music in Ireland today. Featuring great music by the aforementioned acts, free pizza, high quality merchandise and a great selection of vintage clothes for sale on the night.
Sat 27th January
Juicebox Comedy Club
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Featuring the best comedians to be found on the club and touring scene, JuiceBox has introduced the finest up-and-coming comics to the north-east. Each month features at least one headliner supported by up to 5 other excellent acts. Previous headliners have been... Tommy Tiernan, Fred Cooke, Eric Lalor, Niamh Marron, Alison Spittle, Chris Kent and more. Always an excellent night enjoyed by performers and audience alike, JuiceBox Comedy has been named as one of the top comedy clubs in the country.
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Sun 28th January
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 29th January
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 31st January
Words In Store
Backroom@Spiritstore - 8.30pm

Dundalk Writers welcome fans of all ages to share in the mutual adoration of poetry,story etc, More info; 0872538583
FEBRUARY 2018

Thu 1st February
Hot Rod Hearse
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Hot Rod Hearse have the fever pretty bad. It's caused by browsing thrift shops and apothecaries. It's caused by devouring music and walking around in marshes and swamps. Their music is a mix of Swamp Blues and Rockabilly and they call it Thrift Shop Rock. They are based in the magical town of Wexford, Ireland
Fri 2nd February
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18
SOLD OUT

David O'Doherty - the Aldi Buble, the Ryanair Enya - is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Sat 3rd February
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18
SOLD OUT

David O'Doherty - the Aldi Buble, the Ryanair Enya - is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Sun 4th February
The Bob Dylan Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

THE BOB DYLAN BAND, celebrate Dylan's music with a high energy approach to songs from the prolific periods of his writing from the 60's to modern times. Scripted with anecdotal commentary, the show is about the songs and the band and draws inspiration from all the great Dylan bands from THE BAND to the line-up he uses today. With some initial acoustic songs, most of the show is the full band, with original arrangements and inspired covers of Dylan's great songs. The musicians are at the top of their art and together provide a fabulous show.
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Thu 8th February
Glenn Wool
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

A cleverly subversive comedian, because behind his shaggy hangdog looks and his apparently homespun humour lies a sharp intelligence which is slowly and quietly hitting the mark on several of the important issues of the day. Wool tackles a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism to current world politics and does it in such a way that you hardly notice that that is what you are listening to. Not hardcore political comedy, but maybe all the more effective for being presented in a language the average layman can understand.
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Thu 8th February
Cua
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

The Cua live experience has been compared to the intricacies of Planxty melodies combined with the harmony skills of groups such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, and The Everly Brothers. The trio have steadily built a strong reputation and following for their engaging, passionate and highly original performances, sharing the stage with greats such as Andy Irvine, The Fureys and Hazel O'Connor.
Fri 9th February
Hamell On Trial
with special guest Clive Barnes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Described as "Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe Strummer all rolled into one" by Philadelphia Weekly and a "one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive" by the Village Voice, folk-punk provocateur Hamell on Trial will return to Ireland this February to illuminate your life.If you go to one show here this year then this is the one.
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Fri 9th February
Karl Spain + Bernard O'Shea
"Fat Chancers"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

Cancelled
Unfortunately the Fat Chancers-Bernard O'Shea and Karl Spain show in The Spirit Store has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologies for any inconvenience. Full refunds from point of purchase. Online tickets will be refuned automatically over the next 24 hours.
Sun 11th February
Private Party
Upstairs


Thu 15th February
DkIT Showcase With Sonnets And Sisters, Versive, Priorland.
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

3 fine acts with links to DkIT pool together to bring you a night of folk/pop and rock and roll with these diverse and emerging new bands.

Thu 15th February
Edel Murphy with Ewan Cowley
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

Edel will perform songs made famous by iconic women from both sides of the Atlantic. From Dolores Keane to Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris to Mary Black, Edel tells the lives, loves and labours of some of the greatest Irish and North American female singers from the folk and roots traditions through well known songs like 'My Love Is In America', 'Past The Point Of Rescue', 'The Water Is Wide' Accompanying Edel will be Irish guitarist and singer Ewan Cowley.
Fri 16th February
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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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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MARCH 2018
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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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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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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Sun 11th March
Wyvern Lingo
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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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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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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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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Sun 8th April
David Kitt
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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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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Fri 20th April
Neil Delamere "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Pensioner"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm - Tickets €25

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
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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
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 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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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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