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George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
SEPTEMBER 2018
Thu 27th September
Tribal Dance, Kelso, Qwasi
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission
facebook.com/BadSoupDublin/ is a new label and this show is showcasing three emerging acts.
Fri 28th September
Garageland Presents
Fuzz Gigolo, Bondicott, Gerry Hodgers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10 from garageland.ie/tickets or €13.50 on the door
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Garageland is the biggest and most influential outlet for emerging artists in Ireland, now also reaching into the UK, having already launched the careers of artists such as The Script, Ham Sandwich, Fight Like Apes and more recently Inhaler. Supported by RTE Radio, Hot Press Magazine, IMRO, The Arts Council, any artist wishing to get onto the Garageland project can do so by visiting www.garageland.ie.
Sat 29th September
Sadhbh's Tribe 2 Hell & Back After Party
4pm In aid of Louth Meath Down Syndrome

With BBQ, Face Painting, Live mucic with Jinx Lennon, Finnian,Country Gentlemen and DJ sets from Kirk Face Killah, B Augustus, Evil Presidentes.
Sat 29th September
Private Party
Upstairs
Sun 30th September
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.
Sun 30th September
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.
OCTOBER 2018
Mon 1st 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 2nd October
Private Party
Upstairs

Thu 4th October
Joanna Wallfisch
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Hailed by pianist Fred Hersch as "a real discovery - a first-rate musician in every way," London born, Los Angeles / New York based singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as an important and unique voice, combining "the intimate purview of a singer-songwriter with the technical liberties of a jazz improviser" (The Boston Globe).
Fri 5th October
Grace Petrie
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Make way for protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie. Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Grace Petrie can take the most hostile room and by the end of the night they will be singing along, 'Stand up today that we might save tomorrow!' This May she announced a Kickstarter campaign for the recording of her first full studio album 'Queer As Folk' she reached the £10,000 target in twenty-four hours.
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Sat 6th October
The Nualas "Glam-Slam"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out comedy gold. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Where? Here! Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. 'The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.' Sunday Times.
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Sun 7th October
Tom Baxter "The Other Side Of Blue Tour"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

One of the most distinguished song craftsmen of the 21st century is to make his long-awaited return to record. On 17 August 2018, Tom Baxter will unveil his first official release in a decade, 'The Other Side of Blue'. Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as 'Better', 'Almost There' and 'Day in Verona', and his songs have been covered by much-loved entertainers from Dame Shirley Bassey all the way to Boyzone.
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Thu 11th October
Deleyaman & Jules Maxwell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Although they are based less than an hour from each other in Northern France it was only recently that mutual friend Brendan Perry, singer from Dead Can Dance, introduced them to one another. Subsequently Deleyaman became regulars at Le Relais, a monthly gig which Jules set up at Noyelles sur Mer in the Baie de Somme. The show will be a fertile mix of Maxwell's piano based balladeering and Deleyaman's sophisticated French post-punk minimalism.
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Fri 12th October
Damewits Theatre Company
Doors 8pm - Tickets From Mint Jewellers Earl Street
"Damewits were born as a challenge to the sexist offerings on stage locally and nationally. They were the first feminist cabaret comedy act in Ireland and played to great success at Dublin Theatre Festival, Radio 1 Morning Show, with an invitation to the Late Late Show.

This is a wacky wonderful night of comedy. Come and split yisser sides laughing with Christine Larkin and Maura Baldwin and Fionnuala Morgan on piano. Its a big charity gig with a myriad of spot prizes on the night."
Sat 13th October
The Modfathers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, i.e. including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', Galway's 'Quays' and Waterford's 'Forum', to name a few, and all the top scooter rallies the band are well seasoned in performing the music of Mod! Expect to hear anything from 'My Generation' to 'The Eton Rifles' >From 'All or Nothing' to 'Peacock Suit'.
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Thu 18th October
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Spirit Store once again welcomes the mighty Sinnerboy bringing you the music of Rory Gallagher, played with energy and passion. Led by Barry Barnes, 'Sinnerboy' have been flying the flag for their hero Rory in a total of ten countries this year, and the general feedback is that this is the best Sinnerboy ever! With a set list that encompasses all of Rory's long and glittering career, Sinnerboy guarantee an evening not to be missed.
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Fri 19th October
Pearl Jem
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Pearl Jem have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe's No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus programme or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show.
Sat 20th October
Katie Kim
+ Guest Trick Mist
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Katie Kim has released four studio albums to date: Twelve (2008), Vaults Vol.1 (2011) Cover & Flood (2012) (UK release 2013) and SALT (2016) Nominated for The RTE Choice Music Award for Album of The Year. SALT was recently performed live in a series of concerts with Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble in its entirety, in an alternative reworked form, with arrangements from composer Sean Clancy for Crash. A live album is just finished being produced of this.
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Sun 21st October
Shane Todd
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not. Shane rides into town for his first tour of Ireland, with a hilarious, brand new stand-up show. Shane Todd performs stand-up all over the world, has a BBC radio series, supported the legendary Bill Burr and has gained a massive online following with his sketches and character videos.
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Tues 23rd October
Private Event
Upstairs
Thu 25th October
Thomas Gabriel & Band
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.
Sun 28th October
We Cut Corners
+ Guests
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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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

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.
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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.
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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Fri 16th November
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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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

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).
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Sat 24th November
Qween (Queen Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

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/
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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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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
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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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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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

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.
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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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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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Sat 12th 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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FEBRUARY 2019
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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