Legendary Dundalk music venue and bar, the Spirit Store has re-opened it’s doors just in time for Christmas

The much loved bar and gig venue has been closed for three weeks due to renovations to it’s gig room upstairs but officially re-opened it’s doors on Wednesday, December 12, with spectacular act Damian Dempsy.

The much loved bar and gig venue has been closed for three weeks due to renovations to it’s gig room upstairs but officially re-opened it’s doors on Wednesday, December 12, with spectacular act Damian Dempsy.

The night had been sold out for quite some time and did not disappoint with crowds of people turning up to check out the newly renovated gig room, which now holds up to 200 people but still manages to retain its special atmosphere and vibe.

The gig room promotes a wide range of events including drama, poetry readings, comedy nights, functions and gigs with some of the best talent in Ireland and further afield performing.

Next to perform in the Spirit Store this week is virtuoso guitar player Pat Coldrick who will make his debut tomorrow night, December 19.

On Thursday night the Delorentos who are at the very top of their game and selling out shows all over Ireland will return to the venue after having last performed there three years ago.

Friday will see Thin Lizzys legendary album “Live And Dangerous” played in its entirity by Johnny Fox (Thin Az Lizzy) , Sweet Savage guitarist Speedo Wilson, Phil Edgar and Eamon Ferris. Prepare yourself for “Cowboy Song”,”The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Jailbreak”, “The Rocker” and so many more amazing songs that stand the test of time.

On Saturday night Bobby McCarthy, who has been playing in the Spirit Store for quite some time now, will return with his renditions of classic and obscure songs from his favourite artists. Expect a party atmosphere, a few wisecracks and a few new numbers from the local troubadour.

On Sunday the much anticipated annual event, Gerry O’Connor and friends concert which will feature Nuala Kennedy Martin Quinn, Feilimí O’Connor, A J Roach, Siobhan Kennedy, Jens Kommnick, Síle Boylan, Dónal and Finnian O’Connor.

This night of music and song has become a much-anticipated annual event and will be followed by an informal session of all the musicians present.