the brownbread mixtape #15 – a hero of mine – 8.30pm – stag’s head – FREE

“(An) energetic performance (that) showcased a witty range of comedy music and poetry (which) makes you understand why the act have gained a reputation in the renowned Dublin spoken word scene” – Waterford News & Star

Fresh from our triumphant show at the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford we return for our final show of the year. That’s right, the last slice of browbread for 2010. There will be no December show as we take a well earned Christmas break.

brownbread mixtape #15 is on Wed, Nov 24th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “A Hero of Mine”

resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to hold up his high-tech applause sign and rattle off some comedic interludes. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner ringing in the decibels.

the following stellar acts will be performing>

MUSIC


Miss Paula Flynn |

A native of Forkhill, Co. Armagh, Paula Flynn grew up listening to the country, folk and bluegrass records that she found at home. Singing came naturally and she spent her teenage years winning talent competitions and sharing stages with iconic Irish figures like Joe Dolan. In the intervening years the voice has been put to good use accompanying agit-folk anti-hero Jinx Lennon in gigs at home and abroad as well as in the studio. In 2007, while still studying at Dublin City University she recorded a version of David Bowie’s Let’s Dance which found its way into the hands of Ballygowan advertising executives. The voice did it for them, and it seemed to strike a chord with the punters too. After fielding calls along the lines of “Who’s the girl singing the Bowie song?” EMI came on board decided to release it as a single which went on to top the Irish charts. Miss Paula has recently released her wonderful solo debut album and the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome her warm, sweet sounds to the stage. Get ready for beautiful blankets of song.

“An enchanting balladeer, Miss Paula Flynn is blessed with crystal clarity of expression reminiscent of classic country singers such as June Carter Cash and more contemporary exponents like Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis” – Limerick Event Guide

Wayne Brennan |

Wayne’s music encompasses a variety of genres that in the hands of many other artists would be over-ambitious, but with Wayne it sounds as if he’s been playing since the day he was born. His enigmatic craft and artistry on the guitar is nothing short of astonishing. He is self-educated in the art of instrumentation, song writing and singing, which is remarkable, considering his vast eclectic style. His Irish roots are obvious, yet his songs are also infused with such genre-bridging meshes of reggae, flamenco, country, metal and rock. Far from being an undecipherable noise, it’s his willingness to play what comes naturally to him that allows Wayne to share his belief that music is for everyone. On the recent release of his uplifting and awe-inspiring debut album ‘In My Hands’, Wayne Brennan is notably and deservedly gaining a lot of attention within the music industry and indeed the general public. the brownbread mixtape is so thrilled to bring Wayne’s gifted guitar skills and super songwriting to the stage. Expect excellence.

“If you think you’ve heard the best of modern Irish artists and your music collection does not include a copy of Wayne Brennan’s brilliant and uplifting debut album In My Hands, then think again.” — Kathleen Commons,  Epoch Times

POETRY

Catherina Behan |

Catherina Behan has been writing poetry for as long as she can remember, being published here and there in her late teens and early twenties. After performances for associations like Dublin Pride, Catherina took some time off to live in Australia and Asia. Now she’s back and making a real name for herself with performances that are sometimes political, sometimes provocative but always passionate! Having bowled over audiences at the Flatlakes Festival and Electric Picnic earlier this year, the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to welcome her back to perfom with them. Catherina’s poems will take you places that others are afraid to. Be ready for brilliance.

COMEDY

Carmody & Jones |

Dermot Carmody & Morgan C Jones have been comedy associates since late in the last century. In 1999 – 2000 they collaborated on the 2irish.com web site (long defunct don’t go looking for it). The site was a satire on Irishness and Irishry and spawned a daily radio topical satirical new update “2irish.com Shortwave Audio News”. 60 episodes were aired on Lite FM radio in Dublin. A couple of years ago Carmody tricked Jones into going back onstage for the musical comedy cabaret At Last The 1989 Show, which mutated and expanded to form a basis for The Emergency, an award-winning topical satirical sketch show broadcast in 2009 on Newstalk radio. Carmody & Jones continue to work with The Emergency team, doing live shows and posting regularly on The Emergency’s web site. Carmody & Jones are also a fine musical comedy double act in their own right. They have just released a 4-track EP (available on iTunes and Napster) and are currently performing live whenever possible. the brownbread mixtape is ecstatic to welcome these genuine heroes of Irish comedy to the stage. Prepare to laugh uproariously whilst tapping your feet to the infectiously catchy tunes.

The Brownbread Players |

Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform brand new skits and sketches on the theme of the night. The Brownbread Players are Sean McDonagh, Eva Bartley, Gus McDonagh and Kalle Ryan.

OTHER COOL STUFF

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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