the brownbread mixtape #14 – “Imagination” – Stag’s Head – 8.30pm – FREE

“There’s nothing quite like it in Dublin, and it should be considered a treasure” – The Guilty Folk Blog

The brownbread mixtape is going on tour to the Imagine Arts Festival , but before it does, we will bring the show to our beloved brownbread homeslices in Dublin city.

brownbread mixtape #14 is on Wed, Oct 27th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “Imagination”

resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to deliver some one liners and hold up an applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner ringing the decibels.

the following stellar acts will be performing>


Elder Roche |

Elder is a true musical poet who has shared the stage with many of Ireland’s best, including Damien Rice, Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey. His slapping grooves and roots overtones have seen his concerts gain a legendary, almost cult status. Elder recently released his magnificent debut album “Nobody Knows” to huge critical acclaim, with reviewers likening him to legends like Tom Waits and David Bowie. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Elder’s deft and delicate piano songs to the brownbread mixtape stage. Get ready to hear a real troubadour at the peak of his powers.

“Manly vocals and powerful storytelling songs bring to mind the genius of Leonard Cohen” – News of the World

EleventyFour |

EleventyFour came into the world backwards and has done things in her own way ever since. She drove her stolen forklift onto the Dublin music scene in 2008 and since then has built a loyal following. Jim Carroll picked her as one of his 5 Future Sounds in The Irish Times ‘The Ticket’. Since then she has received oodles of radio airplay and recorded an acoustic session for the Green and Live show on Limerick’s Live 95FM. The brownbread mixtape is excited to bring EleventyFour’s inimitably charming tunes to the stage. She is quirky, cool and her stage banter is warmer than a yuletide fire.

”…cute as a button Kimya Dawson-like songs…” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

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. The brownbread mixtape loves him. You will love him.

“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


Stephen James Smith |

Stephen is a remarkable performance poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. Not only is he a former Cúirt International Literary Festival Grand Slam Poetry Champion, he is also the MC and organiser of the excellent weekly Glór Sessions in the International Bar. Last year he proudly represented Ireland at the Vilenica Literary Festival in Slovenia and is currently recording an EP of Irish poems with musician Enda Reilly. Stephen is a truly hypnotic presence onstage and is one of our most popular past performers at the brownbread mixtape. Poetry that rages far from the page.

“Stephen James Smith is a ball of hydrogen gas that should be pumped into every household across the land. He knocks seven shades of shite out of all the usual “birds and bees, whey and cheese” nonsense you find at poetry readings” – Jinx Lennon


The Brownbread Players |

Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform the best skits and sketches of the past year. The Brownbread Players are Sean McDonagh, Eva Bartley, Gus McDonagh and Kalle Ryan.


Barring any technical hitches, we will be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET here> (

We will be having a RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes

And you can expect lots of surprises and silliness

It would be a pleasure to see you all there!


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