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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
OCTOBER 2018
Mon 22nd October
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 23rd October
Private Event
Upstairs

Wed 24th October
Hubert Murray + George Boomsma
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Raconteur, Hubert Murray, has a voice bursting from the soul. His songs feature lost loves, inner demons, compulsive liars & day dreamers, rounded out with a masterful hand over the fret board. His performances embody all that is best in modern roots music, combining energy, soul and authentic storytelling. George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds.
Thu 25th October
Thomas Gabriel & Band
+ Guests Kerry Fearon and Shane Sullivan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Thomas is the oldest grandchild of Johnny Cash. When he was young, his grandfather would call him onstage, to sing "When the Saints Go Marching In." His music can best be described as Steve Earle-meets-Townes van Zandt. Along with his voice that sounds so much like his grandfather's, he brings a wealth of stories from his memories of his childhood and of growing up a member of such an iconic family."
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Fri 26th October
Fred Cooke + Bernard Casey "The Shape Of Two"
Doos 8pm - Tickets €15

The Shape of Two sees two of Ireland's best-loved comedians do a double headline gig. First up is Bernard Casey. After his smashing debut performance at Electric Picnic, Bernard took the internet by storm with his viral videos, The Polish/Irish Accent, the French Oral and the Irish Listening Test. Next up is Fred Cooke, fresh from working on the Tommy Tiernan Show (RTE), who will deliver his unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild, crafted story-telling.
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Fri 26th October
Mark Corcoran & Conal McIntyre
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Mark has released two albums on his own 'Country Gentleman' label, 'If I Speak False' produced by Matt Crosbie who's worked with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cat Power, Dirty Three, etc., and 'Moonlight is X-raying the Earth' was produced by the late Conway Savage. Conal McIntyre is best known for his work as songwriter and frontman of 'We, the Oceanographers' and 'Heritage Centre'. Having previously worked with producers such as David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals)
Sat 27th October
Jinx Lennon
+ Special Guest Acoustic Dan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

After lighting up the festival season,Jinx lennon is bringing back the cosmic border schizo folk sound to the Spirit Store. Just using thorax and wood and wire and bass drum Jinx brings his songs about dealing with everyday shit ,with an eye and ear on the local as the influence while aiming to uplift humanity whatever form it takes .Acoustic Dan the punked up Woody Guthrie of Belfast brings his tunes of truth hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure.
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Sat 27th October
The Dystopian Disco Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm FREE

Musical sound, better than anything else perceived by the senses, conveys the emotions and thoughts of a persons soul to that of another's. Music complies with the laws of geometry for music is simply numbers in harmonic repetition. Music is more than just entertainment; it shapes the very quality of our lives, the fabric of reality itself. In this virtual reality, are you a program or a user?
Sun 28th October
We Cut Corners
+ Guests Molly Sterling and Larry
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Dublin duo WE CUT CORNERS are very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of their 4th album, IMPOSTORS, which will be available on heavyweight vinyl, CD and streaming from Friday 12th October. The duo have carved out a unique place in the Irish music scene with their eclectic mix of songs, ranging from angular pop and garage rock, to wistful indie-folk, consistently coupled with their unique lyrical deftness.
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Sun 28th October
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 29th October
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.
NOVEMBER 2018

Thu 1st November
Jim McHugh
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm - Free

Multi-instrumentalist Jim McHugh will play the Spirit Store Backroom as part of his 'Avenue Road' tour. This gig is especially poignant giving that this song tells the tale of a young man roving's around Dundalk and adjacent coastal village of Blackrock. Jim's style is likened to fellow troubador's Damien Dempsey and Seamus Fogarty.
Fri 2nd November
Colin Murphy "The Bald Ambition Tour 2018"
Doors 8pm -Tickets €16
SOLD OUT

25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three... just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the Blame Game, Murphy and O'Kane Do Le Football, The Panel, and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey.
Sat 3rd November
Mary Black And Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €35

SOLD OUT
A one off intimate show with one of Irelands most enduring and captivating artists. For the last quarter-century, Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages, tv shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a frontline role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience.

Thu 8th November
Megan O'Neill
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

Chart-topping and multi-award winning Irish-born singer/songwriter Megan O’Neill is one of the most exciting Americana artists on the UK - Irish scene. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides between Ireland and London.Megan's brand new album 'Ghost of You' (June 2018) has been turning heads since the first single - 'Why I Need You' - hit over 100,000 views online in less than a month.
Fri 9th November
Delorentos
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Delorentos tour Ireland following the release of their 5th studio album "True Surrender". It's been a while coming and it's testament to the resilience of the band that True Surrender exists at all! True Surrender was written, arranged, recorded, mixed and honed over a chaotic three year period of bilocation, the birth of children and a heightened level of personal and professional anxiety - not to mention all of the usual trials and tribulations of the creative process and the artistic battles that are par for the course.
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Sat 10th November
Box Car Blues Brothers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Join us for a high energy soul, blues and rhythm and blues revue this August Bank Holiday. All the hits and more will keep you moving from beginning to end and wanting more... Shake A Tailfeather * Everybody Needs Somebody * Soul Man * Think * Minne the Moocher * Rawhide * Sweet Home Chicago * Hey Bartender * Flip Flop & Fly * Jailhouse Rock and many more hits from the Blues Brothers and soul universe!
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Sun 11th November
Stephen James Smith
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online. Stephen is a co-founder of LINGO Festival (inaugural festival in 2014), Ireland's only spoken word festival, and poetry curator of the annual First Fortnight Festival. He co-produced Dublin: A Year in Words poetry video series for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.
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Wed 14th November
Games Night
Downstairs - €2 - All Welcome - 8-12pm

An evening of board, card, social and role-play games. Various games will be provided and taught on the night, but feel free to bring games from your own collection, too.

Thu 15th November
Paul McCann
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

'Here Comes the Rapture' (which was released on 28 September) is McCann's debut album. The album was preceded by the single 'Keep the Devil Within' which was released in June 2018. The single received strong radio support and charted at number 3 in Irelands Indie Single Chart. Keep an eye out for songstress Aine Cahill who also appears in the songs video.
Fri 16th November
Enya Martin "Would Ya Be Able"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

SOLD OUT
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.
Sat 17th November
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50
SOLD OUT

The now 9 piece band Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers complete with brass section, are coming to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club. Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The Naildrivers have shared the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties (and a few of their own besdies). Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in the hands of The Naildrivers.
Sun 18th November
Stephanie Rainey
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50
Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no money, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song - 'Please Don't Go'
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Thu 22nd November
Versive, Priorland, Tanjier
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Three emerging acts bring you a night of Indie and Alternative Rock and strong melodies. Last years gathering of these acts drew a fine crowd and a great evening of fresh new music.
Fri 23rd November
Neil Delamere "Controlled Substance"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm
Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns 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).
Sat 24th November
Qween (Queen Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

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/
Sun 25th November
The Don Baker And Rob Strong Band "Brothers In Arms Tour"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Don and Rob are celebrating 50 years on the road and are currently recording a new album, a feast of Blues and Soul, entitled "Brothers In Arms" to accompany the tour.The band features Salvatore Urbano from Naples. Sal' has recorded with Damien Dempsey, Brian Kennedy, Sinead O' Connor and Eleanor McEvoy and is widely regarded as amongst the best in the business. Hugh O' Neill, one of Ireland's finest drummers, keeps up a driving rhythm.
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Thu 29th November
Wild Youth
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Wild Youth are a four-piece who stormed the Spotify Viral Charts and held the #1 spot for two weeks with their first single. With influences ranging from Imagine Dragons, to The XX, The Script, and The 1975, they play a melodic brand of pop-rock with electronic touches.They soon found themselves invited to support artists such as Niall Horan, The Script, and Zara Larsson on arena sized shows, and drawing huge crowds to their festival slots across Ireland and the UK.
Tickets on sale from the link below on Thurs, 18th Oct at 9am
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Fri 30th November
Amanda St John & Friends sing 'Songs of my Hero's'
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Amanda St John and band (with guests) will present this special show featuring a selection of songs from Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield & Etta James as well as some originals inspired by these artists and her recent recordings in Muscle Shoals, USA - the same studio used by Aretha, Etta, Percy Sledge, James Brown etc.
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DECEMBER 2018
Sat 1st December
Little Green Cars
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Alternative-pop outfit Little Green Cars have announced a show in the Spirit Store this December. Following the release of the group's stand-out album "Ephemera" the band have garnered international recognition for their live shows and powerful performances.
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Sun 2nd December
Cúig Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12 /€10 Students

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'New Landscapes', Cúig were awarded "Best New Irish Band 2016" by the Irish American News. Their highly anticipated second CD, "The Theory of Chaos", will feature their high octane creative arrangements along vocals, a recording first for the talented five piece. Join them to celebrate the launch of their new album.
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Thu 6th December
Tom Holliston & Selina Martin
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Tom is probably best-known for his 16 years touring and recording with legendary Canadian bands Nomeansno and the Hanson Brothers. Tom's solo work consists of alternative rock songs, characterized by considerable musical variance with playful and obscure pop culture themes. commentary.Canadian songwriter Selina Martin has been part of the thriving Toronto music scene for almost two decades, releasing 4 highly acclaimed solo albums
Fri 7th December
Private Party
Upstairs
Sat 8th December
Further Ted with Joe Rooney + Patrick McDonnell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Two of Father Ted's most memorable guest stars come together for a night of stand up and musical comedy. The show also contains a "Lovely Girls" competition. Joe Rooney was Father Damo in the episode Old Grey Whistle Theft. "Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable..." The Stage. Patrick McDonnell played Eoin McLove in the episode Night of The Nearly Dead.
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Sun 9th December
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed's arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast.
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Sat 15th December
Owen Colgan - A Little Weapon
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero is best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks , for which he has starred in 4 hit seasons, and the Hardy Bucks hit movie which media coined 'the Irish Hangover' .This year Owen is going solo and he is out to change your lives,. In a world full of hurt, pain and shite craic, Owen Colgan embarks on a journey to save people's minds from sadness. Armed only with his fists and a couple of pints
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Fri 21st December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear "Mary", "Washington Down", "Sunlight", "She Hits Me", and many more classics in an acoustic.
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Sat 22nd December
Bobby McCarthy (Full Band)
+ Spuds Dont Bounce + martin McEnteggart
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14.50

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!!
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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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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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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.
JANUARY 2019
Sat 5th January
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 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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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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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.
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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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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