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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
MARCH 2017
Wed 29th March
Fangclub
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The band have already gathered major attention from press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ’s at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart) and Kerrang! Radio with their debut track “Bullet Head” (taken from from their debut EP “Bullet Head”). The band followed in its wake with standout tracks “Loner”, a head nodding, 90’s slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video and the brilliant “Dreamcatcher” which saw the seriously creepy video make its way onto the MTV Rocks and Kerrang! TV playlists.
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Wed 29th March
Star Wars Table Quiz
Downstairs 9pm €5 per person

Hello... We are four students from DKIT, who are fundraising for our sci-fi short film which is currently in pre-production. Come join us at the Spirit Store for a quiz on all things Star Wars! There will be great prizes up for grabs for the t prizes! Tunes will be provided on the night by local scientist Dr banjo teeth. facebook
Thu 30th March
Stomptown Brass
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Stomptown Brass, two years old now, began when a group of like-minded brass players, known to each other from crossing paths with the likes of Trinity Orchestra, Hozier, The Riptide Movement, Kormac's Big Band, Tandem Felix, Attention Bebe, among others, decided they wanted to do something different: find a way of merging the direct energy of street-performing New Orleans brass bands with the subtle complexity of contemporary compositional arrangements.
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Thu 30th March
Participant
+ special Guests Sails
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Participant is Stephen Tiernan, a song writer and producer from Dublin, Ireland. At it's core Participant is fragile and emotionally direct songwriting, wrapped within a sonic armour of layered samples and textures.SAILS is the music of Irish Songwriter/Producer Darragh Cahill. Following a long hibernation, time spent reassembling and distorting the process that brought about two single releases in 2014, he is currently working on producing his debut album
Fri 31st March
Kevin McAleer “Saying Yes To Yes”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Join spiritual guru Kevin McAleer for a life-changing evening of living fully in the moment, with meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, tai chi, yoga, bee venom therapy, psychic flower arranging, singing with dolphins and digital photography. Universally acknowledged as Tyrone's leading Zen Buddhist saint, he trained for thirty three years under the legendary Deepjoy Chakra in Peru, before founding the Institute of Light™ in Strabane in 1972. McAleer will be signing copies of his bestselling 'How to Turn your Negative Voices into Imaginary Friends', which has been translated into more than 37,000 languages worldwide. Wear loose clothing.
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Fri 31st March
The T.U.O Duo
Downstairs FREE 9pm

The T.U.O Duo are two musicians from The Underscore Orkestra playing a slightly scaled down version of the big band. They play a mix of original and traditional music influenced by Hot jazz, Balkan, Americana, Klezmer, Blues, Swing and a bit of Irish. The make a full sound by switching between several instruments, including; guitar, banjo,fiddle, chalumeau clarinet, saxaphone,harmonica,bass,percussion and vocals.
APRIL 2017
Sat 1st April
Sonas-Nádúrtha-Productions Presents:
The 1st Annual Gypsy Symposium
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Featuring The Twisted Sisters, Grand, The Exiles. To whom it may concern of the fellow fairies, gypsies, soul mates and butterflyunicorns. You may have or have not heard yet that the Annual Gypsy Symposium Dundalk 2017, will be held in Dundalk in 2017. Apart from that, we even have a set date (01/April-) on which your apearance may be required and/or desired. Dresscode is CGB as usual (Casual-Gypsy-Business).
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Sat 1st April
Evil Presidentes Band Of DJ's
Downstairs FREE 9pm

The war is long over. The blackout has met the fallout and we reached end game decades ago. Radiation has done it's worst. The map of the world has totally altered, nothing is the same expect man's lust for power. The rain-swept banks of the harbour provides a restbite from global chaos. Music is one of the last remnants that remain habitable. Rebel forces, lost souls & scattered warriors are gradually gathering in strength to confront this brutal, barbaric future coming to us all..
Sun 2nd April
The Strypes “Never Mind The Mocks Tour”
+ Special Guest David Keenan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

The Strypes are taking to the road around Ireland in March to try out their new material ahead of the release of their yet untitled 3rd Studio Album. They will be playing intimate venues and the audience will get to see the band in their natural habitat – in “small, sweaty and rocking venues” Special Guest will be David Keenan.
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Sun 2nd April
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 3rd April
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 4th April
M.A.D Youth Theatre Presents
“Trapped” and “The Party”
Tickets €10 at the door.
Doors 7.30pm - Show 8pm Sharp

M.A.D Youth Theatre first Members One Act Festival. Gives the audience members an opportunity to see original plays devised by the senior members under the guidance of guest directors and facilitators.
Wed 5th April
M.A.D Youth Theatre Presents
“Trapped” and “The Party”
Tickets €10 at the door.
Doors 7.30pm - Show 8pm Sharp

M.A.D Youth Theatre first Members One Act Festival. Gives the audience members an opportunity to see original plays devised by the senior members under the guidance of guest directors and facilitators.
Wed 5th April
Marlene Enright
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

After a busy end to 2016, including an appearance at The Other Voices Festival, Marlene Enright is set to release her forthcoming debut solo album, Placemats and Second Cuts, on March 24th. The Cork based singer-songwriter, whose sound is that of roots music juxtaposed with contemporary indie pop, has announced an Irish tour in support of the album.
Thu 6th April
Native Oak
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Native Oak is a singer songwriter, surfer & explorer from the Emerald Isle with a warming finger picking style and a voice that has captivated many an audience. He is a solo folk musician currently touring with his debut album 'never too old'. Native Oak has a purity in his arrangements which he performs on a selection of guitars. From his smooth and warm finger picking style matched with his gravelly voice that kind of whispers his reflective lyrics.

Fri 7th April
Neil Delamere "Handstand"
Tickets €25 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm

Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.
"Simply put, Delamere is a master" The Scotsman.
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Sat 8th April
Private Party
Upstairs
Sat 8th April
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of the Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome!
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Sun 9th April
We, The Oceanographers
+ Myles Manley
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

We, the Oceanographers will release a new single in The Spirit Store before travelling to showcase at Canadian Music Week and a short tour playing shows in Toronto, Montreal and New York City. The new release will come as a free download with the ticket and all the funds raised from this show will literally feed a hungry band on their first North American venture. So come, bring a friend, buy a record and share a special night in the Spirit Store featuring a lot of new material and the hits from their almost award winning debut album.
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Sun 9th April
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 10th April
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 13th April
Tommy McGovern
+ guests
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Tommy spawns from Dundalk with songs of sun, rain, insects, characters and raw feeling. From the bedroom to the stage, the music has grown and it aim's to get people singing, dancing and thinking. Influenced by the art left by The La's, John Martyn, Love, Jinx Lennon and Louie Armstrong.Tommy has shared the stage with legends such as Jinx Lennon and Barry Sutton (The La's). Tommy's first official release will come in April 2017
Thu 13th April
Malojian
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

For too long they’ve had this very special three-piece all to themselves: enjoying a cosy eighteen month cycle that involves being introduced to a collection of songs that initially charm, then slowly disarm, before ultimately revealing themselves to be friends for life. Which is great for established fans (like Gary Lightbody, Lauren Laverne and Cerys Matthews), but not so great for all those other music-lovers who, if they were only granted an introduction, could very easily fall for this band.
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Sat 15th April
The Lock Up Presents
Pre Summer Party
12 acts, 3 stages, 1 night
FREE

with Grand, Arco Arena,Kelso, Jobseekerz, Hedcase,Shed, Donal Quinn, David Bellew and DJ's Hyyken, Darren Taaffe, Staz. With BBQ and special offers.
Sun 16th April
Booka Brass
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

After a hugely successful 2016 with the release of their debut album 'Chilled Milk', along with enjoying their biggest Irish tour to date, once more taking in shows in Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and Europe, Booka Brass prepare to tour small towns all over Ireland bringing their unique brand of musical energy off the beaten track throughout the countryside. Booka Brass have continuously been lauded as one of Ireland's top live acts. Their debut album 'Chilled Milk' has been widely hailed as one of Ireland's top albums in 2016, by radio DJ's and journalists alike.
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Sun 16th April
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 17th April
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 19th April
Sea Legs Open Mic Collective
Downstairs FREE 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 20th April
Eve Bourton
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Eve Bourton: From Louth to Hobbiton and Back - With Stops In Between Eve Bourton has always had music in her life, beginning in Louth and continuing with her training in New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and Canada. While bel canto opera is her speciality, Eve enchants audiences with Irish, Italian, folk, cabaret and jazz renditions. Eve has won many awards and gains rave notices for her witty craic as well as her singing. As one observer put it, “Eve is a powerhouse of charisma, charm and wit – all that before one mentions her beautiful voice.” Join Eve as she illuminates her journey with songs and stories.
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Thu 20th April
Nigel Connell
Downstairs Free 9pm

Nigel Connell the man, the music and the dream! Dreamer the New Single Release date 23rd of March. Nigel is one of those musical talents that right now is flying somewhat under the radar, yet he gets on stage and sings classical music with an orchestra or rocks the house down with his rock band and is a natural with country music.
Fri 21st April
Nix Moon + Kelso
Doors 8pm - €8 Admission

Nix Moon seen quite a succsessful year performing at fantastic Irish Festivals such as Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Vantastival, BARE in the woods.Last October, the band won ‘Best Performers’ at the Busker Fleadh 2016. Following this success, they have gained airtime on 98fm Big Breakfast with Cooper and Luke, plus recording sessions at the prestigious Windmill Lane Recording Studios.
Sat 22nd April
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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Sat 22nd April
Video Blue
Downstairs FREE 9pm

''One man armed with a guitar and a bunch of beats, he’s got a very fine handle on how to turn both parts of his musical personality into a bundle of captivating, occasionally giddy and always impressive leftfield pop gems.'' - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times .Video Blue is a project by Jim O'Donoghue Martin. Embracing ambient electronica and guitar driven alt-pop, all of the music is recorded in his east London bedroom
Sun 23rd April
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 24th April
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 25th April
John Statz
Downstairs FREE 9pm

John Statz has been writing love songs lately, specifically about the kinds of romantic love that burn. Namely, all of them. This album and these songs are partially John's story, partially your story, partially his story, and partially her story. THE FIRE SERMON presents ten brand new songs, each of them about relationships in different places, while also suggesting a larger album-long narrative for the listener to discover.
Thu 27th April
Therapy? Wood And Wire Acoustic Tour
2017

Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50
Therapy? are bringing their 'Wood & Wire' acoustic tour to Ireland in April 2017. Following on from extensive periods of touring for their most recent album, Disquiet, and for the anniversary of Infernal Love, the new dates offer a rare chance to see the band in a different context. The Wood & Wire tour has already taken in dates around Europe, and a special gig at Union Chapel. A special limited edition CD featuring 11 new acoustic recordings of tracks spanning their career will be available on the tour.
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Fri 28th April
Neil Delamere "Handstand"
Tickets €25 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm
SOLD OUT

Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.
"Simply put, Delamere is a master" The Scotsman.

Sat 29th April
Neil Delamere "Handstand"
Tickets €25 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm

SOLD OUT
Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.
"Simply put, Delamere is a master" The Scotsman.

Sun 30th April
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 April
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.
MAY 2017
Mon 1st 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 4th May
Áine Cahill
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Áine gets her inspiration from pop and classic Jazz from the 1950's to create her own take on music and showcasing her incredible storytelling ability. When Áine made her Glastonbury debut on the Bread and Roses stage last Summer, BBC producers were so impressed that they immediately put her on the live stage backstage coverage where she proceeded to deliver and unbelievable acoustic performance of her debut single “Black Dahlia” and sparking an incredible reaction.
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Thu 4th May
Joe Chester
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Joe has just released of his 5th studio album, The Easter Vigil. One of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters and one of the most in-demand producers around ,Joe has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the Meteor Irish Music Awards for his own work (his debut album A Murder Of Crows was included in the books 101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, by Tony Clayton-Lea and Buried Treasure Vol. 2 by Dan Hegarty).
Sat 6th May
The Legend Of Luke Kelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

They have amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances with the regular attendance of the Kelly family.Their popularity has seen them touring in the Uk,Europe and Australia. Lead singer Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke's memory to the stage.
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Sun 7th May
Duke Special (Solo)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Duke Special has recently been writing for various projects ranging from a theatre production of Huckleberry Finn to his collaboration with traditional supergroup Ulaid. Expect glimpses into these new adventures as well as songs from his last 12 releases.
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Wed 10th May
Back In A Home
A Comedy with music from the Cúchulainn Players
Doors 8pm - Show 8.30pm SHARP
Tickets €15

For their fifth year in the Spirit Store, the Cúchulainn Players return to the Sunshine Residential Home for a jaundiced view of the dysfunctional goings-on of the Residents. They (the Residents of the Sunshine Home, that is) seem to be still variously confused and pixelated, truculent and grumpy, scheming and mischievous, nervously happy and flatulently giggly. Mostly unbeknown to themselves, they are also high from something or other being grown in the adjacent garden. (The suggestion that the same adjectives could apply to the Players is completely without foundation).
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Wed 10th May
Ailbhe Reddy + Maria Kelly Double Bill
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste. After her performance at Other Voices she was selected as the Other Rooms Viewer's Choice! Maria Kelly, recently named one of ’50 people to watch in 2017’ in The Irish Times, has been captivating audiences with her ‘bare-boned’ live performance since the age of fourteen.
Thu 11th May
Back In A Home
A Comedy with music from the Cúchulainn Players
Doors 8pm - Show 8.30pm SHARP
Tickets €15

For their fifth year in the Spirit Store, the Cúchulainn Players return to the Sunshine Residential Home for a jaundiced view of the dysfunctional goings-on of the Residents. They (the Residents of the Sunshine Home, that is) seem to be still variously confused and pixelated, truculent and grumpy, scheming and mischievous, nervously happy and flatulently giggly. Mostly unbeknown to themselves, they are also high from something or other being grown in the adjacent garden. (The suggestion that the same adjectives could apply to the Players is completely without foundation).
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Thu 11th May
Niall McGuigan
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Niall is a musician and music therapist from Castleblayney. After fourteen years of performing in a variety of bands spanning genres such as metal, grunge, rock, funk & reggae, Niall is embarking on his first album as a solo artist. His debut album “Awareness” is a collection of songs expressing experiences of travel, education and self-discovery. It incorporates many musical styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing) .
Fri 12th May
Back In A Home
A Comedy with music from the Cúchulainn Players
Doors 8pm - Show 8.30pm SHARP
Tickets €15

For their fifth year in the Spirit Store, the Cúchulainn Players return to the Sunshine Residential Home for a jaundiced view of the dysfunctional goings-on of the Residents. They (the Residents of the Sunshine Home, that is) seem to be still variously confused and pixelated, truculent and grumpy, scheming and mischievous, nervously happy and flatulently giggly. Mostly unbeknown to themselves, they are also high from something or other being grown in the adjacent garden. (The suggestion that the same adjectives could apply to the Players is completely without foundation).
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Fri 12th May
Driftwood Soldier
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Driftwood Soldier isn’t your average mandolin-bass foot-stomping gutter-folk duo. Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world-order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion. Bobby takes the opportunity to stretch bass notes into lyrical vines that vibrate somewhere north of your liver and flower unexpectedly at night. In February 2015 they released their full length debut, Scavenger’s Joy and followed it up in March 2017 with the Blessings & Blasphemy EP.

Sat 13th May
Back In A Home
A Comedy with music from the Cúchulainn Players
Doors 8pm - Show 8.30pm SHARP
Tickets €15

For their fifth year in the Spirit Store, the Cúchulainn Players return to the Sunshine Residential Home for a jaundiced view of the dysfunctional goings-on of the Residents. They (the Residents of the Sunshine Home, that is) seem to be still variously confused and pixelated, truculent and grumpy, scheming and mischievous, nervously happy and flatulently giggly. Mostly unbeknown to themselves, they are also high from something or other being grown in the adjacent garden. (The suggestion that the same adjectives could apply to the Players is completely without foundation).
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Thu 18th May
Creatures From The Black Lagoon Tour with Podracer, Firecane, Turfboy
Doors 8pm - €8 Admission

Finnish hard rock and metal band Firecane team up with Dublin's Turfboy and Dundalk's Podracer for a 3 night sonic assault on 3 Irish towns starting in the Spirit Store. If you like it loud and proud this is for you. Facebook
Fri 19th May
GnR (Guns N Roses Tribute)
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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Sat 8th April
Private Event
Upstairs
Sun 21st May
Celtic Soul (A Tribute To Van Morrison)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Celtic Soul are no ordinary tribute band. This 7 piece ensemble pay homage to the music of Van Morrison with their sensitive and knowledgeable renditions of his classic hits and deeper album tracks.Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, this is their third visit to the Spirit Store following sellout shows in the North.
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Thu 25th May
Train Room
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Train Room is the brainchild of Balla songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan. Train Room’s first gig, at Dublin’s showcase Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October, and debut EP Delicate Bones, brought the band’s distinctive sound to general attention and significant interest. Joe, who has been honing his musical skills recording demos for the past seven or eight years (in his studio in Balla), cites musical influences as broad as Wilco, Whipping Boy, Kate Bush, Neil Young and Nina Simone
Fri 26th May
David McSavage
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 27th May
Lip Sync Battle Dundalk 2017 In Aid Of SOSAD
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Register your challenge with majellawatters@gmail.com or via the facebook page..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
Sun 28th May
Daoirí Farrell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Announced by Mark Radcliffe live on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show (7.00pm GMT on Weds 8th Feb), Ireland’s Daoirí Farrell has secured three nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to be held at The Royal Albert Hall in London on 5th April 2017. Daoirí receives nominations for: The Best Singer Award The Horizon Award The Best Traditional Track Award (for ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ from his album ‘True Born Irishman’).
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JUNE 2017
Thu 1st June
Garry Tallent
+ special guest Kevin Montgomery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will be the boss this May when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo run. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery will be stopping by Dundalk’s Spirit Store with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favorites, Fats Kaplan and Kristi Rose. Often introduced during Springsteen’s mammoth E Street Band shows as the “Tennessee Terror,” Tallent was born in Detroit and grew up in New Jersey. The “Tennessee Terror” moniker supposedly came about following a drive through the Volunteer State.
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Sat 3rd 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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Fri 16th June
Daithí
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Since the start of his career, Daithi been known as an Irish fiddle player using electronics to boost traditional irish music into something unique and different. Before even releasing a record, a Daithi was supporting Santigold, The XX, Macklemore and DJ Shadow on Irish dates across the country .In 2012, Daithi signed to Sony music Ireland and began to explore a new sound, taking his traditional roots and mixing them with his love for uplifting house music.
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Sat 17th June
Get Rhythm (A Tribute To Johnny Cash)
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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Sun 18th June
Errol Walsh
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Errol is an award winning singer / songwriter from Northern Ireland. He is currently back home in Ireland and working with Ted Ponsonby: a songwriter from Letterkenny who plays acoustic and electric guitars, dobro and Hammond organ. Their new joint project… “Just sayin’…” is a fairly eclectic roots album covering a fluid and interesting collection of evocative and often introspective songs in which Errol explores many of the genres that have influenced him during his career.
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Thu 22nd June
Talos
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

He arrived in late 2014, with the mesmerising ‘Tethered Bones’, the dreamy production proved a perfect platform for French’s powerful voice and rewarding words. Follow-up releases ‘In Time’ and the ‘O Sanctum’ EP founds new fans across the board. Live, Talos expands to a six-piece and - following shows at Longitude, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, a sold out Whelan’s in December 2016, alongside international dates in Eurosonic, London and New York - he has announced a nine-date Irish run in support of the debut album.
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JULY 2017
Sat 15th July
Promises & Lies
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Promises and Lies are a 9-Piece band that play all the best of UB40'S repertoire,so you can enjoy songs like "One in Ten,King and Food for Thought" to "Bring me your Cup,Kingston Town and Red Red Wine" that will have you "Groovin" all night long.In 2014 they played an after show gig for the UB40 concert in the Academy Dublin and we were joined on stage by the UB40 Brass section Brian Travers Laurence Parry and Martin Merideth.
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Fri 21st July
Kaz Hawkins
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own soul darling. The singer-songwriter is fast becoming a performing icon across UK & Europe & the United States. Her high energy, original shows with her 1950s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and ability to closely connect with her fans contribute to make Kaz one of today’s most popular independent artists in the UK and Ireland. Kaz will be venturing outside her band in 2017 with a brand new piano & voice album and tour featuring Sam York who has played piano for artist like Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Michael Ball, Alfie Bo and more.
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Sun 23rd July
Jason Byrne
Doors 8pm (Show 8.30pm SHARP)
Tickets €22

Special Eye Entertainment presents the star of ‘Wild Things’ (SKY1) and ‘Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show’ (TV3) Laugh in the face of another Irish Summer with ‘The Outright King Of Live Comedy’ Jason Byrne. Jason is performing a small number of intimate shows at some of his favourite Irish venues. Don’t miss the chance to get in out of the rain this July and see ‘A Comedy God’ in action. Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm SHARP.
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AUGUST 2017
Fri 4th August
The Classic Beatles
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

“Twenty years ago today”... (And then some), 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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SEPTEMBER 2017
Fri 8th September
Lioness – The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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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Sat 9th September
Fred Cooke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Fred Cooke is embracing his unique musical style of comedy on his first nationwide tour with his show “Fredliner”. It has been a phenomenal year for Fred supporting his hero Tommy Tiernan to packed crowds across the country. “Fredliner” brings to the stage the mayhem of his life, from his school days to the social chaos of his adulthood. This year has seen Fred Cooke on our TV screens as the MC in the groundbreaking “Tommy Tiernan Show”. Fred’s numerous Republic of Telly sketches, including “Ireland the Musical” and his “Hidden Camera Orchestra”, have gone viral.
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Thu 14th September
Simon Yates “My Mountain Life”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

In the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.
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OCTOBER 2017
Sat 14th October
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, 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.
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NOVEMBER 2017
Sun 12th November
Jake Carter
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland . Jake has often performed at his brother’s gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans.Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland He will be touring with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes.
Tickets on sale Fri 3rd Mar at 9am.
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