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FEBRUARY 2020
Mon 17th February
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 February
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.
Thu 20th February
Toshín
+ Nix Moon + Orwell's 84
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Dublin soul-infused pop-funk sextet Toshín are set to release their Debut EP Get Your Life on the 14th of February, 2020. Having released a handful of singles since the band's inception in 2016, Get Your Life is the band's proudest work so far.
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Fri 21st February
Tommy Tiernan “A Work In Progress Tour”
Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm
Tickets €20 (+1.50 booking fee)

SOLD OUT
Tommy returns with his ‘notions for a new show’ tour. These are the idea’s in their rough and ready state. Expect lots of experimentation and mischief as he tries to cram six months’ worth of thinking into a 90-minute stand-up comedy routine. The host of his own highly critically praised improvised TV chat show on RTE 1 and star of the hit TV show Derry Girls brings his Work In Progress Tour to some of his favourite intimate venues across the country.
Sat 22nd February
Tommy Tiernan “A Work In Progress Tour”
Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm
Tickets €20 (+1.50 booking fee)

SOLD OUT
Tommy returns with his ‘notions for a new show’ tour. These are the idea’s in their rough and ready state. Expect lots of experimentation and mischief as he tries to cram six months’ worth of thinking into a 90-minute stand-up comedy routine. The host of his own highly critically praised improvised TV chat show on RTE 1 and star of the hit TV show Derry Girls brings his Work In Progress Tour to some of his favourite intimate venues across the country.

Sun 23rd February
"Twinky Forever"
SOLD OUT
Doors 7pm - Tickets €10

Live music and DJ's to be announced. All proceeds going to charity.
Charity website - http://helium.ie/about/

Sun 23rd February
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 24th February
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 27th February
DkIT Music Night with
Priorland, InBetween Honey + guests

€7 Admission Doors 7.30pm

Priorland, InBetween Honey and other musical guests will take to the stage in the Spirit Store to help raise money for the interactive TV gameshow, New Game Plus. This is for their final year DkIT project.

Thu 27th February
Brí + Guests
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Brí is an Irish electro-folk artist based in Dublin. Upon the release of her debut single 'Low Supply', Brí received high praise from a multitude of reputable blogs and radio. From making her debut at the 'Ruby Sessions', selling out 'Whelan's', to playing festivals such as RiverFest alongside Hudson Taylor and Chasing Abbey, Brí is an up and coming artist to watch out for.
Fri 28th February
Mick Flannery
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

SOLD OUT
An award-winning, double-platinum selling artist, Mick Flannery has not only released his self-titled sixth album (debuting at No. 1 in Ireland), but also oversaw the worldwide premiere of the stage musical, Evening Train (so named after his 2007 debut album). With his latest release, Mick touches on loose themes of ambition and the search for a meaningful life in the context of a musician’s sometimes feckless and dysfunctional lifestyle.
Sat 29th February
The Legend Of Luke Kelly
+ Special Guest Niamh Kelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
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.
MARCH 2020
Sun 1st March
Jason Byrne “Wrecked But Ready”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’.
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Thu 5th March
Danny O'Brien : Reformer
Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

Whats happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? After a near career-ending knee injury O' Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his hilarious new hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet! ‘Reformer’ completely sold out its month-long run of shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Galway International Arts Festival as well as a European and US tour and now he’s back touring the show nationwide and beyond!
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Fri 6th March
Pilgrim Street
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Drawing from fellow luminaries such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions outfit, Pilgrim St are about to bring their infectious melodies, harmonies and songs to venues all around the country.
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Sat 7th March
Pat Coldrick
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who has been working for the last six years at home but has also performed recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia. Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made classical guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general.
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Sun 8th March
Preab Meadar
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Preab Meadar is something brand new in contemporary trad and Celtic music. 1000 years in the making, it is a sensational new dance music style, of complex rhythms and elaborate lyrics.Comprising unprecedented rhythms and singing style; it owes its inception to early and medieval Celtic Literature. In particular it is grounded in Gaelic strict-metre syllabic poetry of the medieval period 600AD – 1600AD. The compositions of Daire Bracken and Lorcán Mac Mathúna are without precedent and have to be heard to be imagined.
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Tues 10th March
PDF Pockethole & Nits
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm


PDF Pockethole is an experimental hip-hop artist with a strong sense of humour. His hypnotic performances feature glitched out electronic music with an erratic vocal style - occasionally taking detours into an absurd stand-up comedy routine. The main philosophy is simply to have fun. Nits is a collective focused on performance art to the backdrop of electronic dance music.
Thu 12th March
A Different Thread
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm

English/American duo, A Different Thread deliver a bluesy blend of Beatlesque folk rock meets Gillian Welch dark country. Alicia Best (of Durham, NC) and Robert Jackson (of Lichfield, UK) were both traveling songwriters in their own right when they met busking in Ireland in 2016. Joining forces they have been on the road together ever since.
Fri 13th March
Chris Kent “Christy Doesn’t Live Here”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with another show, with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about over population. Chris tries to come to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. Chris also gets deep and talks about his favorite clothes horse or “garment donkey” if you’re a maniac…
facebook.com/ChrisKentComedy/video
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Sat 14th March
Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Hear all the classic Bon Jovi hits like Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Its My Life, Blaze Of Glory and many more as the musicians take you through the bands incredible 33 year career.
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Sat 21st March
Tony Cantwell “Pure GRÁ” Irish Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Fresh from sell-out shows at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe, cult-comedian Tony Cantwell is taking to the road for his first-ever Irish tour. Join the him for a new night of standup, sketches, and songs all based on his meme-soaked social media page. Over 5 million views online. "The funniest Irish sketch of all time. Simple as.” - JOE.ie "His unconventional take on comedy belongs on the Adult Swim network” - The Irish Times. "One of the city's most exciting emerging comics." -Totally Dublin
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Thu 26th March
Cuchulainn Singers Presents The 80's
Doors 7.30pm - Tickets €18

Cúchulainn Singers sing Buggles, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Human League, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and many many more.
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Fri 27th March
Cuchulainn Singers Presents The 80's
Doors 7.30pm - Tickets €18

Cúchulainn Singers sing Buggles, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Human League, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and many many more.
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Sat 28th March
Cuchulainn Singers Presents The 80's
Doors 7.30pm - Tickets €18

Cúchulainn Singers sing Buggles, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Human League, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and many many more.
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Sat 28th March
Niall McNamee
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm FREE

Niall McNamee is a Singer-Songwriter and Actor from Dundalk. He’s played leading roles in London’s west end, fought Jackie Chan in Film ‘The Foreigner’ and is currently recording his EP. Born in Leicester, he found solace in his Irish roots musically and holds Christy Moore, Jinx Lennon and Damien Dempsey in God status.
APRIL 2020

Thu 2nd April
3 Voices 3 Sets
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm Free

Naimee Coleman, Annmarie Cullen, Cynthia Catania will perform three solo sets as part of a series of Irish dates in May.
Fri 3rd April
Gis A Laugh's Enya Martin “Would Ya Be Able?”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Enya Martin , creator , writer and performer of the hilarious Facebook and Instagram comedy video page Giz A Laugh is returning to Dundalk Her facebook page has almost 300,000 followers . Video views have hit over the millions mark!! Enya ( named after the singer, thank God her Mam was nt a fan of the singer Meatloaf ) has successfully made the transition from online 2 minute comedy videos to the nerve racking live stage of stand up comedy.
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Thu 9th April
Norma Manly
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - FREE

Tipperary based Jazz/Blues and Soul singer Norma Manly makes her second appearance here following a brilliant Spirit Store debut in August .Check out this beautiful track “Blue” here...
youtube.com/watch?v=449yaQiWC2k
Fri 10th April
Farmer Michael And Kathleen
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

The King & Queen of farming satire, after only 3 years on the comedy scene, Stevo & Sinéad have gathered a following of over 500,000 people worldwide, and over 100 million views on some of their single sketches. They've sold out shows all over Ireland and the UK, also collaborated with Official Rugby World Cup. As featured on: RTE, TV3's Six O Clock Show, CNN, FOX, SKY TV.
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Sat 11th April
The Ultimate Police - A Tribute To The Police
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

The Ultimate Police are the ultimate tribute to The Police, covering the trio's assured, reggae injected rock from their debut album Outlandos D'Amour right through to their final album Synchronicity...! Massive hit's like Message in a Bottle, Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, So Lonely, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic and Can't Stand Losing You, next to deeper cuts like Driven To Tears, Invisible Sun, Spirits in the Material World and Next to You are performed in an incendiary two hour show.
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Thu 16th April
Danny Burns
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm Free

Danny’s 2018 debut, North Country charted on the Billboard Charts, Bluegrass Charts, Folk Charts and Amazon top 10, gaining rave reviews from critics. Danny has shared the stage with Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Iris DeMent, and Sam Bush. Danny has appeared at Music City Roots, Americana Fest Nashville, Folk Alliance, Milwaukee Irish Fest, KC Irish Fest.
Fri 17th April
The Prodigy Sons
+Guests The Chemical Beats
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Prodigy Sons are a 6 piece Prodigy tribute band. Originally set up way back in 1996 by 4 school friends after attended their very first concert, The Prodigy. Fast forward to 2018 an5d the band decided to reform They have vowed to keep the memory and spirit alive of Keith Flint by bringing the joy of the Prodigy sound and music to the warriors. We live for the beats and we keep the beats alive
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Sat 18th April
Alison Spittle “Mother Of God”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Star of RTÉ‘s Nowhere Fast. As heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBC Radio 4's Grownup Land. It's 2001, The world's changed irreparably and somewhere in the middle of Ireland, a girl fights for the meaty role of Mary of Nazareth in the school nativity. This is a show about righting a wrong and looking like you want it enough. Light a candle for a ticket. "Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius.” **** Irish Times"
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Sun 19th April
Owen Colgan “On The Dry”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Owen Colgan is best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks. Owen is a life coach from the west of Ireland who has seen it all. After 25 years addicted to pints and smoking, it seems he has finally knocked it all on the head. Now in a very loving and highly sexual relationship with his partner/manager Maureen, Owen intends to bring a bright and fresh approach to his upcoming tour.
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Fri 24th April
"An Evening With Jack Lukeman"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

SOLD OUT
Jack new show celebrates his career to date with road tales, and tall short stories spun in an evening that explores the globe-trotting joys and magic of 25 years of music-making."An Evening with Jack Lukeman" features the most celebrated songs from his multi-platinum and number 1 selling albums like Magic Days, Metropolis Blue, 27 Club, Wax, Broken Songs, Burn on Universe to name but a few. Don't miss, this one in a million artist, doing what he does best in a perfect venue.
MAY 2020
Sat 2nd May
Thin Az Lizzy 25th Anniversary Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

Playing live since 95, 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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Fri 8th May
Reuben Richards & The Jezebel Sextet Present:
The Music Of Otis Redding

Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

See Otis Redding's songs performed live on stage as two of the UK's most exciting soul acts join forces to make the world’s funkiest Otis Redding show! Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival, this show pairs award winning soul singer Reuben Richards with Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet. The result is a truly uplifting show steeped in 1960s soul that's guaranteed to get you on the good foot.
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Sun 10th May
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

SOLD OUT
Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene, gaining the favour of Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody and supporting Ed Sheeran on Ed’s arena tour. Hailing from Portaferry, Ryan is a fresh new talent on the singer/songwriter scene. With a voice reminiscent of Paolo Nutini and early Tom Waits.

Thu 14th May
The Wildwoods Duo
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm Free

Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. The Wildwoods released their first album, “A Little Sweeter” in 2014 and have since released three more albums independently: “Take A Chance” (2016) , “Sweet Nostalgia” (2017) and their newest album "Across A Midwest Sky" (2019) . The two lead vocalists of the group, Noah and Chloe Gose, also released a Duo EP titled “Birdie and Goose”
Fri 15th May
The Pale 30th Anniversary Tour
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

2020 see's the band celebrate 30 years in the music industry, and they will be undertaking a 30th anniversary Irish tour to commemorate the event For some they are best remembered for their hits 'Butterfly' and 'Dogs With No Tails'. but that is only the tip of the iceberg for a band that has steered clear of the beaten track.
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Sat 16th May
The Classic Beatles “Let It Be - 50 Years On”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Get Back, Let It Be, Long And Winding Road and all the other songs from The Beatles last album played is sequence followed by a greatest hits package in a stunning show played by the band that have been playing the Liverpool lads songs for 29 years now.
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Thu 21st May
Joey Harkum Band
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

After a decade of touring as the lead singer and songwriter of Baltimore-based band Pasadena, he released his debut solo album, Love and Labor, to critical acclaim in 2016. Known for his deep and poignant lyrics telling stories of joy, love, loss and sadness, Joey brings the human experience to life through his relentless tour schedule that culminated in the release of Live at Buffalo Iron Works in 2018.
Fri 22nd May
Joanne McNally “The Prosecco Express”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

The world around her is getting married, having children and streaming off to buy slow cooker crock pots and buggies. Joanne owns nothing and has birthed nothing and despite some ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE (incredibly minor) comedic achievements, her mother is still trying to convince her to go back and study nursing. Due to her thirties age box, Joanne spends her weekends celebrating other people’s milestones at their garden parties drinking prosecco out of jam jars.
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Thu 28th May
Lioness-The Amy Winehouse Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50

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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JUNE 2020
Sat 27th June
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

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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OCTOBER 2020

Sat 26th September
The Fiddle Case
+ Guest Sean Matthews
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The Fiddle Case have gigged and toured all over Ireland and Europe, including festival gigs as diverse as Na Fir Bolg in Belgium to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ireland. Other notable gigs include The Doolin Folk Festival and support to Stocktons Wing. A recent collaboration with Luka Bloom was well received, and the two came together for a concert in The Spirit Store last May.
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OCTOBER 2020
Fri 16th October
Gearóid Farrelly “Alchemy”
Doors 8pm - Tickets€16

Alchemy is a new show from comedian Gearóid Farrelly in which he is pretty certain he will be able to solve all of the worlds problems. To start with Science needs more laughs, we need more superstar comebacks and Conor McGregor should just stop talking. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, touring with the likes of Joan Rivers, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Millican.
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