the brownbread mixtape is an amazing free monthly gig. each gig has a theme. we invite poets, musicians, comedians. they do a performance related to the theme. we all have loads of fun. simple as that.
brownbread mixtape #10 is on Wed, June 30th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “Love Stinks”
please join us, as we have an incredible line up of the very best contemporary 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 Pavlovian response by holding up his homemade *applause* sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner fiddling with his knobs as usual.
the following stupendous performers are confirmed to play>
The Guilty Folk, comprising of Aidan Comerford and Sarah Williams, are known for their weird, wonderful and witty original songs and their astoundingly competent live performances. They like their sardonic duets served warm with country ham, old-fashioned cheese, and truly overpowering relish. In short, if these people were soup there’d be eatin’ and drinkin in ‘em. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome them back to the stage to unleash their guilty folking. They are sharp, witty and and sing the catchiest damn songs this side of The Beatles.
Herm is the offspring of Her and Him. Herm’s debut album MONSTERS was released last year and was described by Hot Press magazine as “a must for fans of uneasy listening”. Two previous singles taken from it were HEADS and YEAR OF THE HORSE. Both were nominated for awards – the Irish Music Television Awards, and the International Songwriting Competition respectively. Current single REARRANGE is a riposte to Gloria Gaynor’s I WILL SURVIVE and can be heard at http://www.herm.tv. The brownbread mixtape is riotously happy to bring the musical magic of Herm to you.
“Bold and ambitious, Herm brings the listener on a stylistic road-trip… a powerful showcase of a considerable talent” — Connected
Dave Lordan |
Dave was born in Derby, England, in 1975, and grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary and in 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. His collections are “The Boy in The Ring” (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish writer and was shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry prize; and “Invitation to a Sacrifice” (Salmon Poetry, 2010). Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010. He has lived in Holland, Greece and Italy, and now resides in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Dave Lordan is a fearless, brilliant poet and the brownbread mixtape is seriously excited to have him perform with us.
“Invitation to A Sacrifice demands to be read and heard in the way that Lordan’s great precursors (including Burroughs and Bolaño) command our attention. No other Irish poet writing today has a clearer sense of the rottenness of the contemporary Irish state, or the courage to critique it in the way Lordan does in this collection” – Dr Philip Coleman TCD
Voted Comedian of the Year 2009 and winner of the prestigious Tedfest New Comedian award, Gerry McBride has been making a name for himself the length and breadth of the country as one of the most original and hilarious new acts on the scene. Spot-on observations delivered with precision timing make this Monaghan comic a real name to watch. the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to have Gerry perform his funny funny material for you funny funny people.
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 — plus special guest envoy from China: Niall McDonagh).
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 here.
It would be a pleasure to see you all there!
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