This weekend on Sunday, April 28, David McSavage, who is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and street entertainers, brings his show to the Spirit Store.
His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations.
From The Barman (Mick The Bull) to Father Finnegan to former President Mary Robinson, audiences relate to each character from the many aspects of Irish life.
A regular guest on TV and radio shows in Ireland for many years, McSavage has also appeared at all the major comedy festivals including the Edinburgh Festival and internationally in Australia, Germany and Scandinavia.
He is well known for his street shows in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
He devised Headwreckers for the Channel 4 TV show Comedy Lab in 2008 and in 2009, he devised, wrote and starred in the six part TV series The Savage Eye on RTÉ.
Doors to Dave’s show open at 8pm and tickets cost 16 euros.
The show was nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series and the second series, which has been critically acclaimed, is currently being screened by RTÉ 2.
But before Dave visits the Spirit Store stage on Sunday night a host of other great acts will entertain the crowds at the quayside venue.
On Friday night Goitse, a flourishing and highly talented five piece band who are fast making a name for themselves will perform to the Spirit Store audience.
The band are one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music and their fast paced energetic playing has seen them enjoying a growing fan base through show stopping performances in Ireland, America, Finland, Denmark and even Africa.
Also performing on Friday night is Dundalk four-piece ‘Mighty Tempest’ who were formerly known as ‘FourKicks’.
The band are ready to take on the national music scene and have plans to record and release a new EP this summer.
Their mix of acoustic folk and punchy rock, combined with their melodic tunes and penchant for three-part harmonies, makes ‘Mighty Tempest’ a band who produce passion and finesse in equal measures, ensuring their status as a musical delicacy which must be experienced live.
Doors to this gig open at 8pm and tickets cost 12 euros with all funds raised going towards Turas Counselling Services.
On Saturday night a Tribute to Luke Kelly will perform and it has been said that 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.
All tickets can be purchased at the Spirit Store, McAteers Food House or from www.spiritstore.ie.