last brownbread mixtape of the year – nov 30th – theme: “surprise!”

It’s time for the last brownbread mixtape show of 2011. the theme for this month is “Surprise!”. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings humorously and wave his applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and making noise. so, join us on Wed, Nov 30th at 8.30pm upstairs in the Stag’s Head.

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:



Fiach Moriarty is a 27 year old Dubliner, well respected and loved for his beautiful songwriting, exceptional voice and fantastic guitar playing. Fiach has, until now, been one the Irish music scene’s best kept secrets but with the recent release of his debut album “So I” he has been catapulted into the hearts of music lovers up the length and breadth of the country. Described in Hot Press as a “supreme performer’’, he has shared the stage with the cream of Irish artists such as Damien Dempsey, Kila, Finbar Furey, Sinéad O’Connor, Damien Rice, BellX1 and Mary Black.the brownbread mixtape is truly delighted to welcome Fiach back to perform with us. You can all say you saw him way back when in The Stag’s Head…

So I is a debut album of depth and courage, guile and wit‘ – Irish Times


Leanne Harte

Leanne Harte is an artist, musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist because its in her blood. She started singing and playing acoustic guitar at the early age of eight and by eleven had penned and studio demoed her first ten original songs, which received radio airplay in Ireland. At sixteen Leanne signed a management and independent record deal, formed her first band, and recorded her critically acclaimed debut EP Eradication. The EP sold over 3,000 copies and received rave reviews across the board gaining favourable press, national radio play and live appearances on top European TV shows. She went on to record her eponymous debut album with legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Joan Armatrading ), which received stunning reviews. Last year she released a live acoustic album entitled “An Irish Girl in Paris” recorded At Café De la Danse in Paris. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to invite such a formidable musical talent to the stage. Get ready for goodness.


Ailbhe McDonagh

Irish cellist, Ailbhe McDonagh, performs throughout Ireland and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland, where she studied with several world-renowned cellists. Over the last ten years, she has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and has appeared as a concerto soloist numerous times all over Ireland. Performances include concerts for the Irish President at Aras an Uachtarain, the Yale Norfolk Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Great Irish Houses Festival, Carnegie Hall and Irish national television and radio. She has recently formed a new duo, “The McDonagh Sisters” with pianist Orla McDonagh. Keenly interested in contemporary music, McDonagh collaborates with several composers and other artists worldwide, most recently recording a CD of contemporary music for Bridge Records in New York. She also enjoys surfing. the brownbread mixtape is truly thrilled to bring this world class musician to the confines of The Stag’s Head bar. It promises to be a really special night.

I have heard several performances of this piece (Beethoven A major sonata) over the past 30 years or so, some of them by famous cellists; but this one, by a cellist in her early 20s, was the most musically complete and satisfying.” – The Irish Times



Fintan O’Higgins

Fintan is a poet and patriot. He has written extensively for stage and television. His poetry, translations (from Irish and Latin) and essays have appeared in numerous print and online journals internationally, including The Stinging Fly, the Birmingham Poetry Review and the Columbia Journal. He is fucking cool. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome this literary luminary to our stage.



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 troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh, as well as our own chancer 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!



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

We will be having our monthly 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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