Hey everybody, we’re back! As autumn sweeps in, it is time for another batch of the brownbread mixtape. We were sad to be away for September but we had an absolute blast at the Electric Picnic and Kalle’s ABSOLUT Fringe show, Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About, was a roaring success (sold out every night and nominated for an award – read more here). So, now we are back with our monthly jaunt at our Dublin home, The Stag’s Head, on Wednesday October 26th. The show will be Halloween themed so come along in fancy dress if you wish. Admission, as always, is FREE!
Tom writes songs of cycles, distance love and indifference. He has shared a stage with the likes of M. Ward, Fionn Regan and Josh T Pearson. After a string of shows in recession ravaged Ireland, including opening for Lisa Hannigan, Tom felt the need to share his new songs with Australia. The Repetition will be released in November and Tom has just announced an Australian tour. But before he does he will enthrall us here in Dublin. the brownbread mixtape is buzzing at the prospect of hearing this fine songwriter in the intimate surroundings of the Parlour Bar in Stag’s Head. Bring it on.
Brian Kirk is a poet, prose writer and playwright from Clondalkin. In recent years he has been shortlisted for many awards including Hennessy Awards for fiction in 2008 and 2011. He won the inaugural Writing Spirit Award in 2009 with his story Perpetuity. His story The Girl in the Window features in Sharp Sticks Driven Nails, an anthology of new stories, edited by Philip O’Ceallaigh, published by The Stinging Fly Press in October 2010. He has twice been a featured reader in the Lonely Voice series of short story readings at the Irish Writers’ Centre. His one act play And the Word was Made Flesh was runner up in the “From Page to Stage” playwriting competition run by Dublin Public Libraries in 2010. His play Story was shortlisted for the 2011 PJ O’Connor Awards with RTE. His work has appeared in the Sunday Tribune, Crannog, The Stony Thursday Book, Revival, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs and various anthologies. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome this literary luminary to our stage.
MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD:
There is a space where poetry music and song are one and the same. Stephen James Smith, the poet and spoken word artist, in collaboration with Enda Reilly the singer and songwriter have recorded Arise and Go, an EP which explores that very space. Arise and Go is also a meditation on what it is to be Irish today and it does this through exploring some great poetry by Yeats, Kavanagh, Pearse a recitation by Luke Kelly and a new take on The National Anthem. An internationally acclaimed poem by Stephen and a macaronic version of one of Enda’s songs completes this intriguing collection of recordings. the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to bring these two giants of the Irish spoken word and music scene together. Individually they have been among our most popular performers and together we are expecting astonishing things. We are delighted to have them together for a special joint show.
Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform brand new skits and sketches on the theme of the night. The Brownbread Players for this month’s show are Gus McDonagh, Sean McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan
OTHER COOL STUFF
Barring any technical hitches, we will be broadcasting the show LIVE ON D’INTERNET here
We will be having our deadly 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!
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.