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Recordings from the most recent brownbread mixtape – Sinead White, The Young Folk, John Cummins, Kalle Ryan, Dimitra Xidous

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This month’s brownbread mixtape show was really special – some truly remarkable performances mixed with that indescribable special magic that happens in that room. BBC Radio Ulster were down to record the show for a spoken word documentary for one of their programmes, so we cut together some cool performances from the night to share with them. And so we wanted to share them with you too. So, without further ado, here are a selection of some of the most special moments in a night filled with dozens of them. And if you like what you hear, post them to your Facebook, your Twitter, your Google+ and elsewhere. It helps the artists, it helps the community and it makes everything cooler. Enjoy!

MUSIC 

The Young Folk – Grown

Sinead White – Flat Battery


SPOKEN WORD

Kalle Ryan – Three Men Talking excerpt

John Cummins – Phil Lynott

Dimitra X – Onions

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly live comedy, poetry & music show in Dublin, Ireland.

Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:

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The Irish Times names The Brownbread Mixtape among 100 most creative catalysts in Ireland today!

 

 

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What a huge honour. In today’s Irish Times, the brownbread mixtape has been named in an inspiring list of creative people here in Ireland. Every single person or group on the list pushes things forward artistically and creatively in this country, so we are truly proud to be named among them. We believe strongly in the power of live performance and art to unite and inspire. All of these people are heroes. Support them all and there is no doubt this country will continue to grow in the right direction. Respect to one and all.

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly live comedy, poetry & music show in Dublin, Ireland.

Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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the brownbread mixtape – may 29th – theme: “spirit” – curated by Urchin Collective

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Join us on Wed, May 29th upstairs in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. Resident MC Kalle Ryan and sidekick Enda Roche will be in place to keep the spirits high and the energy up.  The theme of the night is “Spirit” and we’ve asked the brilliant Urchin Collective to curate the show. And what a stunning line up of award winning & thought provoking artists they have put together! For an absolute bargain of 5 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians and writers working in Ireland today. Pay your fiver on the door. No advance ticket sales. Guaranteed fun. Spread the word! [Facebook event listing here]

MUSIC 

Mumblin Deaf Ro

(2013 Choice Music Prize nominee)

Jinx Lennon

Urchin Collective

(Fia Rua, Pearse McGloughlin, Enda Reilly)

SPOKEN WORD

Erin Fornoff

(Strokestown Poetry Prize winner)

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players 

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We won the Electric Picnic again!

 

We had an absolute blast at Electric Picnic again this year. Our thanks to Marty Mulligan for including us on The Word stage in Mindfield. Our sincere thanks to the many hundreds of you who came out to catch our shows on Saturday and Sunday. And, of course, our profound love and gratitude to the incredible performers who graced our shows. The weekend wasn’t without it’s hiccups but we are incredibly proud of the two kickass shows we put on. Saturday saw us open with a rousing, raucous rendition of Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer , followed by mesmerising rhymes from John Cummins, hysterical sketches from The Brownbread Players and a sweet superstar set of music from the trio of Pearse McGloughlin, Sweeney Lee and Fia Rua. We closed it out with a suitably savage singsong version of Kalle’s alternative Irish national anthem ‘My Blood is Boiling for Ireland’ . Sunday saw us open the show with a boisterous version of Ole, Ole, Ole and segue sweetly into the superb songs of EleventyFour (fresh from her barnstorming set at the Body & Soul Main Stage), sharply followed by further funny sketches from The Brownbread Players, and closing out proceedings was the deft and daft touch of Fergus Costello and his Joe Foley Mandola. As the final refrain of the alternative anthem rung around the tent, we smiled to see an ocean of happy camping festival goers who had shared in a truly wonderful experience with us. We look forward to doing it all over again next year! Our regular show in The Stags Head returns on Wednesday Sept 26th, so stay tuned for that! Our podcast is still going strong and available on iTunes or from this very blog (XML feed at top of the menu on right hand side). Stay connected, stay in touch and stay happy. See you all soon!

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly live comedy, poetry & music show in Dublin, Ireland.

Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

 

 

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who we are, what they say about us and where we can be found

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The Brownbread Players and “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland” on RTE Radio 1 last night!

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Last night on a Nighthawks curated Arena show on RTE Radio 1, our wonderful Brownbread Players performed their hilarious sketch “How to speak like a culchie”. Chief culchie and ringleader Kalle Ryan then belted out a rousing rendition of the alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland” to the nation. It was an absolute blast to be a part of and our thanks go out to Arena, Nighthawks and RTE. 

You can listen back to the show at the link below for one day only (April 5th) by clicking on the latest show. Our performance is at the very end of the show around the 54 minute mark. Have a listen to the whole show to catch performances by past brownbread mixtape performers like Erin Fornoff, Karl Parkinson, as well as great music by Little X’s For Eyes and The Gandhis. 

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE

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the brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in Dublin, Ireland.

Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honour of the greatest snake charmer of them all, we wish you all a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even though there is much to be downhearted about right now, there are still a million reasons to be proud of Ireland. On this day of all days, may your blood be boiling for Ireland!

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a little promotional video with cool original music where performers & critics say nice things about the brownbread mixtape

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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. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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The Brownbread Mixtape – Best of 2011

As 2012 rolls in with its promise of new and exciting things, let us bid farewell to a remarkable 2011 that saw our show grow in size and stature across loads of fronts. We had a blast and are extremely proud. Thanks again to all of the remarkable performers and our amazing audiences for making it such a roaring success.

We have really cool and exciting developments in the pipeline for 2012 (such as our upcoming podcast), but more of that anon. For now, take another opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the year gone by. Each link below has a selection of YouTube clips of some of the best performers and performances that graced our stage in 2011. Enjoy and pass them on!

Best Music 2011

Best Poetry & Spoken Word 2011

Best Sketch Comedy 2011

Keep supporting live music, live poetry, live comedy. Spread the word. Tell your friends. Make our videos go viral. See you soon.

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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. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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a christmas present… the brownbread mixtape podcast – coming in 2012!

It’s nearly Christmas, so we wanted to open this present a little early with you! Over the years, we have amassed hours of incredible live footage of the very best contemporary Irish music, poetry and comedy at the brownbread mixtape. Early on in our existence we put out a compilation of the Best of the Batch (which you can download for free here) but we decided we wanted to put together a more regular podcast showcasing the amazing material we have recorded since then.

Below is a short trailer type thing that we put together as part of a radio broadcast submission to whet your appetite. The actual podcast will probably have a different format but there should be enough in here to give you a sense of what delights to expect.

Please stay tuned to this blog for details on the podcast launch and online availability. Spread the word and pass it on. And a Happy Christmas to one and all! We will see you all back in The Stag’s Head in January 2012!

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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. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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