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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
DECEMBER 2018
Fri 14th December
M'Anam Community Presents
Tune Fusion
Doors 8pm - Admission €7

In aid of Dundalk Simon Community, this gathering of like minded artists and writers, curated by M'anam have come together to create a new event for both well established and budding musicians from the Dundalk locality. These groups have been asked to compose an original piece and learn a cover piece each which will be performed on the night.
Sat 15th December
Andiamo Scooter Club Christmas Party
Upstairs 9pm

Andiamo Scooter Club.Christmas Party for you lovers of Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul.

Sat 15th December
The Blair Mix Project
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Playing Indie, Soul, Rock And Roll, Ska, Trojan Reggae, Rare Grooves, Funk, Brit Pop and many more.

Sun 16th December
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.
Wed 19 th December
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 20th December
Trick Mist "Both Ends" Album Launch
+ Participant + Conal McIntyre
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Songwriter, electronic musician and multi instrumentalist Trick Mist (Gavin Murray) returns to The Spirit Store to mark the release his debut album 'Both Ends' via Pizza Pizza Records. The highly anticipated debut will be available on limited edition 12'' vinyl and across all digital platforms.
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Thu 20th December
Ben Reel
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Ben's music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own
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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Sat 22nd December
Bobby McCarthy (Full Band)
+ Spuds Dont Bounce + martin McEnteggart
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14.50

SOLD OUT
Bobby returns to the Store for yet another Christmas show for a night of song, laugh and festivities. Bobby, being backed by a fantastic 8 piece band, pays homage to musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic and obscure gems. Expect tracks made famous by Bruce Springsteen, U2, David Bowie, Queen, The Pogues, Madness and The Beatles as well as a few festive treats thrown in for good measure. Ho Ho Ho!!
Sun 23rd December
David Keenan And Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

"Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down" Pat Carty Hotpress Magazine.
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Sun 23rd December
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.
Wed 26th December
St Stephens Day with
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
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.
Thu 27th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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Fri 28th December
Thin Az Lizzy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Yes the boys are back in town . A "Thin Lizzy" tribute like nothing you have heard before with a line up to die for, hallmarked for performing Thin Lizzy's classics with all the energy and enthusiasm of the original.The attraction of "Johnny Fox" of Thin Az Lizzy heritage should inspire any ardent Lizzy fan.
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Sat 29th December
Declan O'Rourke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Declan has played for three Irish Presidents, and the King and Queen of Sweden (with Peter Jöback). He appeared on two seasons of the popular music show Other Voices, as well as season five of BBC's Transatlantic Session alongside Alison Krauss and Amos Lee. Declan has guested with New Zealand indie-sensation Bic Runga, and 3multi-platinum alternative rock group Snow Patrol throughout Europe, including London's Wembley Arena.
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Sat 29th December
Video Blue + The Future West
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Video Blue's album 'Love Scenes' came out in March 2017, and has seen him perform throughout the UK, and at home at the Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza & Vantastival festivals. THE FUTURE WEST, the musical brainchild of Dundalk / London based writer Francis Watters continues to expand further upon the release of latest EP "Radio Town".
Sun 30th December
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.
Sun 30th December
Rebel Rebel - The David Bowie Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Rebel Rebel; experienced musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band but as "Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans". Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie's greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling music.
Mon 31st December
Spirit Store Hootenanny
With Third Smoke, Elephant, Larry, Kelso, The Future West, Sea Legs Collective, Alice Robinson + Finnian + Many More To Be Added
Doors 8pm - Tickets Ä15

Our 5th Annual celebration of local artistic talent with 3 stages upstairs and downstairs to ring in the new year with a vibrant and mixed array of music.
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JANUARY 2019
Fri 4th January
Modern Love
+ Love Ghost + Coastline Pickup + Hedcase
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Drogheda based outfit who are crafting some seriously catchy upbeat indie & alt-pop anthems..The band have played support slots to the likes of The Academic, Apella & Hudson Taylor and have earned a firm following for their ethereal and energetic live shows. Love Ghost has opened for Smash Mouth, Berlin, TheTubes, Fuel, Buckcherry, The Young Dubliners.
Sat 5th January
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

SOLD OUT
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.
Sun 6th January
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.
Thu 10th January
Neil Delamere "Controlled Substance"
Doors 7:30pm - On Stage 8pm
Tickets €25

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Wexford with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).
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Sat 12th January
Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT
A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' The Times. The star of 'Irelands Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned.
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Sun 13th January
Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' The Times. The star of 'Irelands Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned.
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Fri 18th January
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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Sat 19th January
Run For The Border
Upstairs 7pm

Time to meet the neighbours! The Island of Ireland is home to two wonderful, talented, clever and attractive game dev communities, an

d itís a crying shame we donít get together more often. Letís change that. RUN FOR THE BORDER is an international meeting of the minds, an event created for the purposes of friendship, cooperation and camaraderie, taking place exactly halfway between Dublin and Belfast. Tickets from.... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/run-for-the-border-2019-tickets-52478650055#tickets

Wed 23rd January
Jarrod Dickenson
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer- songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.
Fri 25th January
Joanne McNally "Gleebag"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

Ireland's comedy sweetheart (self-titled) will perform at the Spirit Store in Dundalk on the 25th January 2019. Joanne is feeling powerful and she hopes Vogue Williams & Amy Huberman are sh*tting themselves because she's coming for their emerald crowns and if she can't take them fairly, she will joust them right off their immaculately groomed heads.
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Sun 27th January
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.
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FEBRUARY 2019

Fri 1st February
"Alison Spittle Makes A Show Of Herself"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE's 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Culchie Club'. Alison is doing a second tour, she's very excited and has warned her family not to heckle her this time. She's looking forward to discovering new towns, friendly people and the fresh delights of the new service stations across the country.
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Sat 9th February
Kevin McAleer "Guru"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Tyrone's oldest lama Kevin McAleer has just been voted 'Ireland's Most Humble Guru' by Mindfulness Magazine for the eighteenth year running. To celebrate this modest achievement, he has announced a majestic national tour of his unique self-awareness seminars for 2019, promising full spiritual enlightenment on the night, or your money back.
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Fri 15th February
Chris Kent "Looking Up"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his 6thsolo show Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word "mate" from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent.T.V. appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year's News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders. In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central for Comedy Central.
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Sat 16th February
Harvest (A Tribute To Neil Young)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

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 23rd February
Bernard O'Shea And Karl Spain
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Irish comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs over the coming months with top Irish stand-ups Bernard O'Shea and Karl Spain in their show, Fat Chancers. Commenting on the tour, Karl Spain said "Don't expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny".Audiences can expect plenty of on-stage banter as Fat Chancers will feature the popular comics share the stage, as well as performing their own stand-up routines.
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MARCH 2019
Fri 1st March
Bone Machine
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

For the past year Irish audiences have witnessed an incendiary show performed by Bone Machine, that captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits. An exhilarating performance that's playing to packed houses of increasingly adoring fans. Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians that perform a firebrand, melancholic, and punk jazz set of Tom Waits songs.
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Sat 2nd March
Enya Martin "Would Ya Be Able"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Announcing Stand up comedian Enya Martin, writer and creator of the very famous comedy video Facebook page "Giz a laugh", Enya has successfully made the transition from creating comedy videos online to performing on the the live stage. Enya is the best selling female comedian in Dublin's Vicar Street, having sold out 3 shows this year. She has performed successfully in the Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival and also sold out at this years Jest Fest in Wexford.
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Thu 14th March
Eleanor Tiernan "Success Without A Sex Tape"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

From Irish Pictorial Weekly, Bridget and Eamon and BBC Radio 4's News Quiz stand up comedian Eleanor Tiernan returns with a new show recounting her struggles to live a happy and comfortable life without releasing a sex tape. Includes cautionary tales, tips on how to avoid ending up having your intimate private details available online and cat cafe etiquette.
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Sun 24th March
Therapy?
Tickets €22.50

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Sat 30th March
David McSavage "National Treasure"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David McSavage is a self proclaimed national treasure. It has been said he is to comedy what the Abbey is to theatre.Maybe because he believes he's more important than he is, or that the majority of the country doesnt care about him. But unlike the Abbey theatre Davids best days aren't behind him, His intention for this new show which he has yet to write is for you the audience member to feel "wow that was one of the funniest things Ive ever seen, it was so original, courageous, and yet very flawed. I would really like to be his friend"
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APRIL 2019
Sat 6th April
Danny O'Brien "Lock In"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the Edinburgh Fest show touring Australia, has featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin. 'Lock-In' has already sold out at Galway International Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A European tour in over 10 cities as well a tour in Dubai and South East Asia. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!
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Thu 11th April
Grace Petrie
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Grace Petrie's unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She's toured with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts.
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Sun 14th April
Peco
+ Special Guest Tracey Gallagher
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Live Loud Music in association with The Spirit Store present 'Peco with special guest Tracy Gallagher'. The debut album from indie alternative folk singer Peco is looming with a release date penned for Feb 15th. With that he's announced a nationwide tour.The first single release from his debut album 'The Middle Ages' will be available from January 11th entitled 'Monster'.
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Sat 20th April
Negative Creeps (Nirvana Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

April 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain's death. Ireland's premier Nirvana tribute band, Negative Creeps, are playing a series of special shows over month to celebrate the music that defined a generation and still has huge influence today.These shows will include material from across all of the bands albums and is a must see for any fan of Nirvana or live music.. Come as you are...
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MAY 2019
Thu 2nd May
Kaz Hawkins
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

"My Life And I" is an intimate and personal show about her life in song that has been a hit with audiences across Europe, UK & Ireland in 2018. An artist that truly connects with her audience on a personal level, using her music in a personal mental health campaign to reduce stigma."One of our musical treasures & one powerful woman" Ralph McLean BBC "Probably the best blues artist to come out of Northern Ireland since Van Morrison" Belfast Telegraph
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Fri 3rd May
Luka Bloom & The Fiddle Case
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Luka will be joined on the night by Jon and Kieran O'Connell, Eoin O'Neill and Adam Shapiro.They are The Fiddle Case. Since moving to north Clare 6 years ago Luka has struck up a friendship with and has been doing shows with the lads. Songs will be sung and fun will be had.
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Sat 11th May
The Outcasts
+ Special Guests The Gakk
Doors 8pm - Tickets €16.50

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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JUNE 2019
Sat 1st 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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Thu 6th June
Lioness - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

She's back to black... The astounding and most talked about Amy Winehouse Lioness show returns to The Spirit Store. Amy Winehouse made a huge impact in her career which was tragically too short . Her voice and her unique interpretation of songs made her simply an icon in the world of music .Amy's albums "Frank", the Grammy award winning "Back To Black" and "Lioness" are rated as amongst the best albums ever. To honour such a music icon as Amy Winehouse takes a very special talent.
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