the brownbread mixtape #5 / january 27th / 9pm / theme: “family”

the brownbread mixtape is a FREE monthly gig. each gig has a theme. we invite poets, musicians, playwrights and performers. they do a performance related to the theme. we all have loads of fun. simple as that.

the brownbread mixtape #5 is on Wednesday, Jan 27th at 9pm, upstairs in one of Dublin’s most iconic pubs: The Stag’s Head. the theme for this month’s brownbread mixtape is “family”.

We have an incredible line up of great performers, who you would normally have to pay large wedges of Euros to see, but for one night only, they come together and perform for art’s sake. for free. for you.

Resident MC Kalle Ryan will also be in place again to deliver some razor sharp poems and several laugh out loud interludes.

Previous shows have had members of Wilco in attendance. How’s that for indie credibility!

The line-up of brilliant performers is as follows–


1. Enda Reilly
Enda Reilly is an alt-folk songwriter hailing from Tallaght in Dublin. The music he makes has been described as Christy Moore maybe mixed with a bit of Syd Barrett. Whatever way you want to describe it, he is a bloody fantastic musician with a terrific staple of songs, who performs weekly with The Lazy Band in Bewleys Cafe Theatre and also gigs regularly as a solo performer. Enda is as adept singing in English as he is ‘as Gaeilge’ and his debut album “Oxygen21” was released last year to serious acclaim.

“I truly cannot think of another Irish solo artist who’s even close to creating the type of music he is.” – Aoife Barry, The Event Guide

2. The Lonely Schizophrenic
The Lonely Schizophrenic are Dublin’s very own comedy trio serving up a delicious serving of comedy/parody songs (not fit for human consumption). Anto Kane, Andy Delamere and Vladimir Pavlov have been gigging together for over a year now, creating and writing tracks that are just for the craic. The band are brownbread virgins so please be gentle with them.

“Think Bill Bailey and the Dalai Llama joining Snoop Dogg for a collaboration in a crack den” – Guerilla review

3. Pearse McGloughlin

2009 was a good year for Pearse McGloughlin. It saw the release of his superb debut album Busy Whisper to genuine critical acclaim. He toured the country to a great response (including a slot at the brownbread mixtape). His video for “Ways to Kill a Werewolf” won an Irish Music TV award. His album made several end of year top 10 lists in a variety of prestigious publications. So, as 2010 kicks off he will be at the brownbread mixtape airing a couple of new tunes. Knockout songs from an immense talent.

“An immediately engaging performer, whose natural demeanour and soft-spoken asides offer little indication as to the extent of his talent, both as a musician and songwriter” – Art and Soul UK


1. Niamh Bagnell
Niamh has been a regular performance poet on the Dublin scene since last summer. She has also appeared at Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza, and she hosts a weekly writer based radio show every Sunday on Liffey Sound. Her poems are a delight. Be prepared for their warmth on these chilly evenings we’re having.

2. Dave Hurley
Dave is a stand-up comedian, not so much out of any great comedic vision, but rather as an excuse to pursue his twin passions: standing in dark bars and shouting at strangers. He is our our first ever stand-up comedian at the brownbread mixtape. No pressure. He is funny. You will laugh.


As usual, the evening will also contain creative audience contributions, some special surprises and a series of audio sketches as performed by our resident brownbread players Kalle Ryan, Gus McDonagh and Eva Bartley.

We might even have a raffle this time!


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