We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that the brownbread mixtape will be on in The Word tent in the Mindfield area of the Electric Picnic. The Word tent, curated and MCd by the inimitable Marty Mulligan, is one of the most interesting and eclectic places to spend time at the entire festival, so we are thrilled. Please spread the word and join us at 3.45pm on Sunday, Sept 4th. It is going to be a an absolutely unique and brilliant “Festival” themed show.
As usual we will present our classic madcap, raucous fun show with our resident MC and host Kalle Ryan at the helm, ably assisted by multi instru-mental-ist Enda Roche.
We have the following stunning lineup of acts specially selected for the occasion:
Pearse hails originally from Sligo and in 2009 he released his debut album “Busy Whisper” to huge critical acclaim. Busy Whisper made many ‘Best Albums of 2009’ lists (No. 13 on Nialler 9, No. 6 on Phantom 105.2 and No.7 on Swear I’m Not Paul Blog) while the video for ‘Ways to Kill a Werewolf’ (Dir. Kevin McGloughlin) won an IMTV Award in the Best Male Video category. Pearse has performed at the most recent Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and released a well-received EP entitled “Twine” earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new material for his forthcoming second album. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers.
Erin hails from Asheville in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and currently lives in a cabin in the wilds of Wicklow. After writing a bit of poetry in high school and a single poem in college she decided she liked performing more than printing and moved into spoken word. Most recently she has performed her remarkable poetry at The Glor Sessions at the International, Speakeasy Cabaret in Greystones, Mindfield Festival 2011 and The Flat Lake Festival as well as other locations in the US. She has a unique poetic voice, an American accent, and performs with real passion. Get ready for melancholy and majesty.
The Brownbread Players
One of the most enjoyable parts of the monthly brownbread mixtape show are the original sketches written and performed by our very own Brownbread Players sketch troupe (The Brownbread Players on Facebook). The troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh, as well as our own Kalle Ryan . All of the sketches are performed in the style of a live radio comedy show (akin to the classic Goon Show), complete with bloopers, giggles and audience interaction. They are consistently hilarious and are often the most popular element of our show. They are absurd, silly, satirical and a super-rapid-deadly-buzz!
We really look forward to seeing you there. Please spread the word to anyone you know who is going to the Electric Picnic. It is going to be a brilliant show!
The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.
Each show has a theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.