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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JANUARY 2019
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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Sat 26th Jan
80' Rewind Disco
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Ahhh... the 80's, the "golden era" of pop, from the end of Punk to Live Aid. It all started with the mighty Human League and kind of went flat creatively by Frankie Goes To Hollywood... just how many truly great groups there were in that short few years... with this in mind David Lessard will be bringing his 80's Rewind show to The Spirit Store, sublime electro pop awaits you all, and if you feel like getting glammed up why not!
Sun 27th January
Dylan Revisited
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15
CANCELLED

Full refund available from point of purchase.

Dylan Revisited 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.
Sun 27th 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.
Mon 28th January
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
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 2nd February
Orwells 84
+ Guests
Admission €5

Orwells '84 have created a sound of post pop psychedelia washed with influences from the roots of blues with a reverb laden backdrop. Their debut release has been anticipated by their peers on the Dundalk music scene for some time. The single "An Eye For an Eye", the follow on to the bands "very original sound" and online demos have become a hot topic throughout their native Dundalk in recent months.

Sat 2nd February
The Blair Mix Project
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm FREE

Playing Indie, Soul, Rock And Roll, Ska, Trojan Reggae, Rare Grooves, Funk, Brit Pop and many more.
Fri 8th February
Just Mustard
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Following some highly regarded sets at Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes and two nationwide tours - Just Mustard return to The Spirit Store in February. "Their debut album 'Wednesday' is a two-toned masterpiece, flipping from hypnotic, smoky vocals to screeching industrial noise on the fly." - NME
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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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Fri 22nd February
The Pale
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The Pale return to The Spirit Store to mark the start of what will be a frenetic year for the Dublin stalwarts. A band that refuse to be pigeonholed, tied down by genres, trends or musical movements, The Pale gear up for the launch of the new single URSA MAJOR on the 25th January. The track is the first release of The Pale's long awaited album 'MERCIFUL HOUR'. Due for a release on 12th April 2019
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Sat 23rd February
Bernard O'Shea And Karl Spain
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
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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Sun 3rd March
Pop Up Record And CD Fair
10.30am-5pm FREE

Thousands of LP's, Singles, 7 inch, 12 inch records and CD's all in one place with several stalls from all over Ireland. Buy, sell, trade. Come along and browse the collections on show.
Fri 8th March
Cúchulainn Singers Presents
The 80's - All Night Long
Tickets €15 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm Sharp

Cúchulainn Singers sing Lionel Richie, Wham, Bananarama, Cindi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, Paul Young, Soft Cell, Bonnie Tyler, Dexy's Midnight Runners and many many more
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Sat 9th March
Cúchulainn Singers Presents
The 80's - All Night Long
Tickets €15 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm Sharp

Cúchulainn Singers sing Lionel Richie, Wham, Bananarama, Cindi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, Paul Young, Soft Cell, Bonnie Tyler, Dexy's Midnight Runners and many many more
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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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Fri 22nd March
Absolute Eagles
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Playing all the hits from 1972 right up to the modern day classics,Absolute Eagles are devoted Eagles fans and have worked to reproduce every nuance of the original records.From tight five part vocals to intricate guitar harmonies,Absolute Eagles will take you on a musical journey through the hits of one of the greatest bands of all time.
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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
Wed 3rd April
Catherine Sikora + Brian Chase
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The duo of CATHERINE SIKORA (Eric Mingus, Elliott Sharp) and BRIAN CHASE (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, John Zorn) pairs two distinguished artists of the avant-jazz community. Tearing at the line of innovation and tradition, this duo steps forth with music merging the lyrical and the abstract, the spontaneous and the composed, and the expressive with the restrained.
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Fri 5th April
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The now 9 piece band complete with brass section,come to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club.Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The band have shared the stage with The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties .Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in their hands
Tickets on sale Fri 25th Jan at 9am.
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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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Sat 27th April
Qween
SOLD OUT

Doors 8pm - Tickets €16.50

A deluxe Queen tribute for all you bohemians out there. Their debut show here in June was stunning and we welcome them back again. 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/
Sun 28th April
Qween

Doors 8pm - Tickets €16.50

SOLD OUT
A deluxe Queen tribute for all you bohemians out there. Their debut show here in June was stunning and we welcome them back again. 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/

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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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Thu 9th May
Mick Flannery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

2018 has seen Mick Flannery step out of his comfort zone both musically and geographically, touring new cities across UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand whilst working with a number of celebrated producers along the way. What has transpired over the last year is on of his strongest bodies of work in his fifteen year song-writing career. "Star to Star" is the first taster of what's to come.
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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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Sat 18th May
The Skatuesques
+ Andiamo Scooter Club DJ's
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

All female Ska band based in Dublin Ireland. Established in 2016 and going from strength to strength with their own mind-blowing originals and covers with a twist. The ladies have played many venues across the UK and Ireland and Festivals such as Skamouth / Electric Picnic / Longitude and many more. They bring high energy to any stage and give their audience a superb show. Ably supported by our good friends Andiamo Scooter Club
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Mon 20th May
Pint Of Science
6pm - Upstairs - Free

Pint of Science brings scientists to your local pub to share their latest research and discoveries in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment. 2019 sees the first ever Pint of Science festival to be held in Dundalk, with the Spirit Store showcasing the event's opening night. Topic themes include Planet Earth, Tech Me Out, Our Society, Our Body, Atoms to Galaxies and Beautiful Mind. So join in the fun, science and drinks: more information at www.pintofscience.ie.
Fri 31st May
The Classic Beatles Abbey Road 50th
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin, and the stars of the multi-award winning 'Get Back' show, the Classic Beatles are set to go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic Abbey Road album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including 'Come Together', 'Something', 'Golden Slumber' and 'Here comes the sun'
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Wed 29th May
The Unthanks "Unaccompanied-As We Are"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Where does a band go, after a symphonic journey that peaks with orchestral performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall? Back to the beginning of course. Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered bands working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony. As if to prove that creativity should never be about ambition or aspiration, The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best - singing in unaccompanied harmony - joined on this tour by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio.
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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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OCTOBER 2019
Sat 26th October
David O'Doherty "You Have To Laugh"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back at The Spirit Store with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2's Live At The Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Tickets on sale Fri 25th Jan at 9am.
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