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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JUNE 2018
Mon 18th June
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 June
Warren Attwell
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Northern Irish singer songwriter Warren Atwell makes his debut appearance in the store. His music has a pop/soul sensibility with echoes of Squeeze and 80's pop bands. facebook
Wed 20th June
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 21st June
Emma Langford + Sara Ryan
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Emma Langford (Limerick) and Sara Ryan (Cork) have joined forces to bring their award-winning original music to venues all over the island of Ireland this spring. Sara's Debut EP "Glitter Skies" was released in March this year, following the release in February of her widely praised single, Euphoric Recall. Emma's debut album "Quiet Giant" was released in October to great critical acclaim.She embarked on a European tour, receiving rave reviews. In 2017 Emma was voted "Best Solo Female Artist" by Pure M Magazine
Fri 22nd June
Tommy Tiernan - "A Work In Progress"
Doors 8pm - Show 8:30pm - Tickets €19
SOLD OUT
Sat 23rd June
Tommy Tiernan - "A Work In Progress"
Doors 8pm - Show 8:30pm - Tickets €19
SOLD OUT
Sun 24th June
Traditional Session
Downstairs
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 June
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 28th June
Indian Hemp Project Play Galaxie 500
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The key to this unlikely return was the group finding common ground in the form of a shared love of the music of Galaxie 500 among others. Original members John Martin, Noel McMahon and Dylan Pearse are joined by new lead guitar wizard Niall Conlon as they explore and cherrypick from the three albums and assorted demos recorded by one of the greatest bands America has ever produced.
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Thu 28th June
Tommy McGovern + Noel O'Brien
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Tommy draws influences from artists such as The Doors, The La's, John Martyn and Talking Heads. Tommy has been gathering together a body of work and plans to release his first EP titled 'Weathered Originals' this summer with the lead single 'Newcastle' hitting the internet very soon.
Fri 29th June
Qween (Queen Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

A deluxe Queen tribute for all you bohemians out there. Hear all the very best Queen hits and many more from Ireland's best tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/qweenband/ And at https://vimeo.com/260670782
facebook promo video
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Sat 30th June
Pizza Pizza Records Presents
Robocobra Quartet, Percolator, Strength N.I.A

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

LOOK HERE, Pizza Pizza Records night # 004. Three more beautiful bands with lovely music for your listening pleasure + DJ after. We're really excited for this night, with music from three of the most interesting bands on this little island.
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Sat 30th June
Cattleboat Food Festival
12 to 5pm Tickets €15 Advance

Dundalk's pop-up festival of food, serving up local food and drinks, great Irish cheese, and the best sauces and chutneys on the planet. There will be plenty to eat, so come hungry. We will also have live music, cookery demonstrations, eating competitions, giveaways, and lots more. You will have the opportunity to talk to local producers and retailers about the best of Louth food and drink.
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JULY 2018
Sun 1st July
Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney
Doors 8pm - Tickets €24

Two-time Grammy nominee Iarla Ó Lionáird is best known for his unmistakable voice and distinctive sean nós style as part of the stunningly successful group The Gloaming. For this very special concert his is accompanied by acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney. Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal to his ground breaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York's Alarm Will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity.
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Thu 5th July
Hedcase EP Launch
Doors 8pm - Admission €5

Local punk rock band Hedcase are playing live at the Spirit Store, Dundalk on the 5th of July to celebrate the release of their debut EP 'Heavily Conscious'. Their unique sound features grungy Cobainesque vocals and hard hitting heavy riffs. Not a night to be missed.

Thu 5th July
Hubert Murray
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Blue eyed raconteur Hubert Murray has a voice bursting from the soul. His songs feature lost loves, inner demons, compulsive liars & day dreamers, rounded out with a masterful hand over the fret board. His performances embody all that is best in modern roots music, combining energy, soul and authentic storytelling.
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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Sat 7th July
Katie Kim
+ Guest Trick Mist
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Katie Kim has released four studio albums to date: Twelve (2008), Vaults Vol.1 (2011) Cover & Flood (2012) (UK release 2013) and SALT (2016) Nominated for The RTE Choice Music Award for Album of The Year. SALT was recently performed live in a series of concerts with Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble in its entirety, in an alternative reworked form, with arrangements from composer Sean Clancy for Crash. A live album is just finished being produced of this.
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Thu 19th July
James Spaite + Joshua Burnside
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

JAMES SPAITE is a San-Diego based young Tap Guitarist and Alternative Acoustic Singer Songwriter. After a successful début album tour across Europe, South America, and the US, James will be touring his sophomore album titled "RIVERSIDE" .JOSHUA BURNSIDE is an experimental folk artist based in Belfast, and the most recent recipient of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album 'EPHRATA', released last year.
Fri 13th July
Motorheaders
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Based in Dublin, Motorheaders comprises of 3 of Ireland's most talented and experienced musicians who share a love for one of the world's greatest ever rock bands, Motorhead. Every detail of the Motorhead experience is recreated to perfection, both in sound and look.We are Motorheaders and we play rock 'n' roll!
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Sun 15th July
Ags Connolly
Backroom@Spiritstore 9.30pm

Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire. His second album 'Nothin' Unexpected' was released in February 2017. "The best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country (UK) has ever turned out." - Country Music People "He's damn good" - Tom Russell.
Wed 18th July
Ricky Warwick
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders makes a long over due return to The Spirit Store Dundalk. In what will probably be his only solo acoustic show of 2018, Ricky will be playing material from a career spanning 30 years. Songs from The Almighty, Thin Lizzy, Ricky's Solo Albums, and his current band Black Star Riders and more.
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Fri 20th July
Pizza Pizza Records Presents
Elephant "88 Album Launch
+ special guests Montauk Hotel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Elephant has taken a turn to a darker alternative-pop sound with his new album, titled '88'. Coupled by his love of the 80's new romantics and an aversion to complacency, Shane and producer Joseph Edwards have produced a genre spanning, hour long concept album about a man who travels back in time to all the most important conversations of his past. And, as the fly on the wall, asks the question... what if I had done things differently?
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Sat 21st July
Lip Sync Battle
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with sosadlipsyncbattledundalk@gmail.com or via the facebook page at www.facebook.com/sosadlipsyncbattle With sounds from DJ Rick. Tickets from McAteers The Food House and The Spirit Store.. All is aid of a wonderful cause that is SOSAD
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Fri 27th July
Get Rhythm
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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Sat 28th July
Bobby McCarthy & The Willin' Fools + Martin McEnteggart and Sean Fee & Co.
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following the last four year's successful fund raisers for local suicide charities, Bobby returns to the Spirit Store accompanied by Briege Lee and the local legends, The Willin' Fools. Fans of Bruce Springsteen, REM, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Pogues are guaranteed to have a great night. All proceeds going to SOSAD and PIPS.
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Sun 29th July
Hvmmingbird + Sinead White
Doors 8pm - Tickets €8

Hvmmingbyrd is an ethereal electronic duo consisting of Deborah Byrne (vocals, production) and Suzette Das (vocals, keys, production) and formed in early 2016. The highlight of their music is combining soaring vocals and delicate harmonies with throbbing electronic beats and shimmering glitches, enhanced by a strong live visual show.
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AUGUST 2018
Sat 4th August
Box Car Blues Brothers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Join us for a high energy soul, blues and rhythm and blues revue this August Bank Holiday. All the hits and more will keep you moving from beginning to end and wanting more...Shake A Tailfeather * Everybody Needs Somebody * Soul Man * Think * Minne the Moocher * Rawhide * Sweet Home Chicago * Hey Bartender * Flip Flop & Fly * Jailhouse Rock and many more hits from the Blues Brothers and soul universe!
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Sat 11th August
Soundgarden / Chris Cornell Tribute byThe Year Grunge Broke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Just over one year on from the untimely passing to Chris Cornell, The massive voice of Soundgarden and one of rock music's great front men, The Year Grunge Broke pay tribute to Soundgarden with a show like no other. Focusing on Soundgarden but also paying tribute to other Cornell projects like Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and Cornell's solo work.
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Fri 31st August
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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SEPTEMBER 2018
Sat 15th September
Aja - A Tribute to Steely Dan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Aja were regulars at the legandary JJ Smyths jazz and blues club in Dublin for years on end and we are delighted to welcome them here for their first ever Spirit Store show. Consisting of the finest musicians around this country, Aja will go through the repetoire of Steely Dan numbers with some panache and skill.
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OCTOBER 2018
Sat 6th October
The Nualas "Glam-Slam"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out comedy gold. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Where? Here! Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. 'The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.' Sunday Times.
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Sun 7th October
Tom Baxter "The Other Side Of Blue Tour"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

One of the most distinguished song craftsmen of the 21st century is to make his long-awaited return to record. On 17 August 2018, Tom Baxter will unveil his first official release in a decade, 'The Other Side of Blue'. Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as 'Better', 'Almost There' and 'Day in Verona', and his songs have been covered by much-loved entertainers from Dame Shirley Bassey all the way to Boyzone.
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Sat 13th October
The Modfathers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, i.e. including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', Galway's 'Quays' and Waterford's 'Forum', to name a few, and all the top scooter rallies the band are well seasoned in performing the music of Mod! Expect to hear anything from 'My Generation' to 'The Eton Rifles' >From 'All or Nothing' to 'Peacock Suit'.
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Thu 18th October
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Spirit Store once again welcomes the mighty Sinnerboy bringing you the music of Rory Gallagher, played with energy and passion. Led by Barry Barnes, 'Sinnerboy' have been flying the flag for their hero Rory in a total of ten countries this year, and the general feedback is that this is the best Sinnerboy ever! With a set list that encompasses all of Rory's long and glittering career, Sinnerboy guarantee an evening not to be missed.
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Fri 19th October
Pearl Jem
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Pearl Jem have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe's No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus programme or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show.
Sun 21st October
Shane Todd
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50
On Sale 9am Friday 15th June

Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not. Shane rides into town for his first tour of Ireland, with a hilarious, brand new stand-up show. Shane Todd performs stand-up all over the world, has a BBC radio series, supported the legendary Bill Burr and has gained a massive online following with his sketches and character videos.
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NOVEMBER 2018
Fri 2nd November
Colin Murphy "The Bald Ambition Tour 2018"
Doors 8pm -Tickets €16

25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three... just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the Blame Game, Murphy and O'Kane Do Le Football, The Panel, and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey.
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Fri 9th November
Delorentos
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18
Onsale Thu 7th June at 10am

Delorentos tour Ireland following the release of their 5th studio album "True Surrender". It's been a while coming and it's testament to the resilience of the band that True Surrender exists at all! True Surrender was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and honed over a chaotic three year period of bilocation, the birth of children and a heightened level of personal and professional anxiety - not to mention all of the usual trials and tribulations of the creative process and the artistic battles that are par for the course.
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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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DECEMBER 2018
Sun 9th December
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed's arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast.
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Fri 21st December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear "Mary", "Washington Down", "Sunlight", "She Hits Me", and many more classics in an acoustic.
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Wed 26th December
St Stephens Day with
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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 six`ng their hearts out to the classic Oasis anthems that we all know and love.
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