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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
MAY 2018

Thu 17th May
Ciara O'Neill
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

On May 5, one of Northern Ireland's best loved artist's Ciara O'Neill releases her eagerly awaited second album 'Arrow.' The product of a year's worth of blood, sweat and tears, the opus was conceived during a creatively fertile period when the Portadown-bred tunesmith was travelling back and forth from her spiritual home of Nashville and was birthed in Lisburn's Millbank Studios with producer Michael Mormecha [Malojian, Ciaran Lavery].
Fri 18th May
Lioness - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT

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.
Sat 19th May
Just Mustard
+ Guests L'Arry + Hot Cops
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10
Just Mustard return to the Spirit Store on the 19/5/18 to mark the release of their debut album 'Wednesday' Released via Pizza Pizza Records on 12" Vinyl and all streaming services."The quintet craft an enormous and cathartic sound that burrows under your skin, gently croons in your ear, and pummels you around the head and face." - Overblown "Music under complete control, even when it sounds at its most unwieldy." - The Last Mixed Tape
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Sun 20th May
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 21st May
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 24th May
Grainne Hunt
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

2017 saw Grainne play solo gigs on the West Coast of the US, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf,London, a headline slot at Schottenfest Vienna, a special guest slot with choir Cantus Domus at Kaltern Fest Italy, a sold out show at Rathfarnham Castle and the awarding of an Arts Council Travel and Training Grant. She also toured with Mark Geary in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the US in support of his new album.
Fri 25th May
Harry Hoban And The Brothers Kane
+ Guests €7 admission

Somewhere along the line Irvine Welsh , Morrissey and Buddy Holly had a spiritual fist fight and Harry Hoban and the Brothers Kane crawled out from beneath the melee... Seen in Dublin and Dundalk recently playing with David Keenan,.their music is an eclectic mix of everything from acoustic folk, storytelling ballads with a punk edge to 'in your face' honest rock.
Sat 26th May
The Red Hot Copy Peppers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band was born when two Dublin based musicians bonded over their love for the Chilis. After recruiting additional members and after hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Copy Peppers were ready to hit the stage. The band features musicians from Los Angeles, Brazil, Hungary and Dublin. As true fanatics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they have put all their energy and passion into recreating an authentic live RHCP performance.
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Sun 27th May
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 28th May
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.
JUNE 2018
Fri 1st June
"Going In Funny"
A Night Of Stand Up Comedy

Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Ger Staunton, Martin Angolo, Steve Bennett and Keith Fox are four of Ireland's brightest up and coming stars. Performing regularly at all of the major comedy clubs and festivals across Ireland and beyond as well as sell out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Catchthem all together for this special once off tour. "A feelgood experience is guaranteed." -Chortle "Incredibly Funny" -The Examiner
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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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Sun 3rd June
Metallitia
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Metallitia is an irish Metallica tribute band formed by lifelong friends who have a mutual appreciation for all things Metallica.Over the years this band has gone from strength to strength,appearing on some of irelands premier stages and leaving people begging for more. There is NO closer replica of the real thing anywhere in the world!!! Having been on the road for a number of years now the Metallitia lads still show no signs of stopping. The gigs are more furious and heartfelt than ever before and it ain't slowing down anytime soon
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Sun 3rd 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 4th 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 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"
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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Sat 9th June
Ben Reel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Irish artist Ben Reel has just released his new album `Land Of Escape' featuring 12 brand new tracks. This was the 8th studio album and like the last 2 previous records it was recorded and produced in Ben's home studio in South Armagh. It is different than the last record 7th with a more alt folk ambient vibe.
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Thu 14th June
The Burying Ground
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

The Burying Ground is an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sound of such early blues, country and jazz masters as Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Gary Davis, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy, and Jimmie Rodgers. The core duo of Devora Laye (washboard, vocal and saw) and Woody Forster (guitar and vocals) are known for songwriting that illuminates the human experience
Fri 15th June
Nix Moon Album Fundraiser
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Admission €10

Nix Moon are set for another summer of festivals with Vantastival, Longitude and electric picnic all on the cards once again. They are in the process of recording their debut album but need some help with the funding of recording, printing, promotion etc. You guys can help by simply coming to the gig and dancing yer socks off!!
Sun 17th June
International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The songs of Bob Dylan are celebrated here Americana style featuring an international cast of touring musicians from the USA, Ireland, and the UK. The material spans the music of Dylan's career in a fun, original approach by a full electric band complimented with Irish fiddle and more. Join us for a memorable evening honouring a legendary artist.
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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
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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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
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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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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.
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 Spuds Don't Bounce
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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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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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.
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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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.
Tickets on sale Friday 18th May at 9am from www.spiritstore.ie
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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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