“Things That Are Cool” – May 26th 2010

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

the brownbread mixtape #9 is on Wednesday, May 26th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the iconic Stag’s Head pub. the theme for this month’s brownbread mixtape is “Things That Are Cool”

please join us, as we have a truly incredible line up of performers, who you would normally have to pay big piles of cash 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 be in place again to deliver some laugh out loud interludes and get a reaction by holding up his homemade applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner fiddling with his knobs.

this month’s lineup is confirmed and includes the following amazing roster of performers:

MUSIC :

Fiach |

Fiach Moriarty is a 27 year old Dubliner, well respected and loved for his beautiful songwriting, exceptional voice and fantastic guitar playing. Fiach has, until now, been one the Irish music scene’s best kept secrets but with the recent release of his debut album “So I” he has been catapulted into the hearts of music lovers the length and breadth of the country. Described in Hot Press as a “supreme performer’’, he has shared the stage with the cream of Irish artists such as Damien Dempsey, Kila, Finbar Furey, Sinéad O’Connor, Damien Rice, BellX1 and Mary Black. In June of last year Fiach performed and represented Ireland at the annual Celtic Languages Contest ‘Nós Úr’ in Inverness singing an Irish version of his song ‘So I’ and came 1st in the jury vote. Come on Ireland! the brownbread mixtape is truly delighted to welcome Fiach to perform with us fresh from his support slot to the legendary Ray Davies of The Kinks. You can all say you saw him way back when upstairs in The Stag’s Head…

‘So I is a debut album of depth and courage, guile and wit’ – Irish Times

Garry O’Brien |

Garry hails from County Dublin and taught himself how to play guitar at the beginning of his teens and hasn’t put the instrument down since. Captured by the lure of Irish traditional music at a young age, Garry jammed regularly with family and friends to develop his uniquely diverse playing style fusing the sounds of trad, gospel and folk. His songs are honest, passionate and, above all, truthful. Garry is as comfortable singing in English as he is in his native tongue of Irish, with endearingly original vocal melodies layered on top of waves of harmonically interesting guitar lines. the brownbread mixtape are extra happy to have him onboard. Get ready for some serious acoustic guitar wizardry!

COMEDY:

Foil, Arms and Hog |

Foil, Arms and Hog are a sketch comedy trio that herald the end of each sketch with the banging of a gong- so the audience know when to laugh…. The group is comprised of three Dublin based actors/comedians, Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor Mc Kenna. Formed in Dublin at University the group have enjoyed a meteoric rise on the Irish comedy circuit. Foil, Arms and Hog brought their debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009 to ‘Just the Tonic @ The Caves’ venue, where they were picked to perform at ‘Mervin Strutters Pick of the Fringe’ and ‘Best of the Fest 2009’ shows. The lads have been performing regularly since their return, headlining Dublin’s best loved comedy nights such as ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and even Vicar Street, alongside Tommy Tiernan, David O’ Doherty and Jarlath Regan. the brownbread mixtape has been wooing Foil, Arms & Hog to perform for some time. We are over the moon to finally welcome them to the fold. Let the gutbusting laughter commence.

“Deliriously funny and at times unexpectedly dark” – The List

Trevor Browne |

Trevor first picked up a guitar when he was 2 years old but dropped it immediately as it he was too small to carry it. 22 years later he picked it up again and magic happened. Witness this magic. Witness Trevor Browne; singer-songwriter, sociologist. Greatness now carries a guitar. the brownbread mixtape is grateful to welcome such hilarious greatness.

“Bulmer’s Comedy Festival Competition Finalist 2009”
“Chosen for “Best of Irish” Show at 2010 Edinburgh Fringe”

POETRY:

Erin Fornoff

Erin is a poet, a true humanitarian and a very cool lady. She hails from Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina and tonight she has promised to recite Shel Silverstein’s legendary epic poem “The Perfect High”. On a night of cool things, this will be right up there with the coolest.

THE BROWNBREAD PLAYERS

Brand new funny skits and sketches on the theme of the night as written and performed by our resident brownbread players (Sean McDonagh, Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley).

OTHER COOL STUFF

As always, there will be some lovely little SURPRISES along the way.

And a RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes (incl. the limited edition brownbread mixtape CD)

Barring any technical hitches. we will be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET right here

It would be a pleasure to see you all there!

For more info, our web based presence comes in a variety of forms:

words> brownbreadmixtape.wordpress.com
audio> myspace.com/thebrownbreadmixtape
video> youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape
fanaticism> facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape
twittering> twitter.com/brownbreadmix

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