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The Brownbread Mixtape – Jan 29th – Theme: “That Was Then, This Is Now”

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Join us on Wed, January 29th upstairs in the Stag’s Head for the first of our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy shows this year! The theme of the night is “That Was Then, This Is Now”. Resident MC Kalle Ryan and super sidekick Enda Roche will be in place to keep the show ticking and kicking as always.

We’ve put a brilliant line up together for the show (see below). For an absolute bargain of 5 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians and writers working in Ireland today. No advance ticket sales. Guaranteed fun. Spread the word!

MUSIC 

Ray Scully

Fia Rua

Galia Arad


SPOKEN WORD

John Moynes

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players 

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the brownbread mixtape is a  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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Looking for Christmas gift suggestions? Why not buy some great music and poetry by these Irish artists?

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With the festive season inching ever closer and the clamour to purchase dizzying amounts of gifts, why not support independent Irish artists? So many of our past brownbread mixtape performers are deserving of your support, so please spend your money like a vote and show them that their work is important to you and to our society.

There are so many talented people who have performed at the brownbread mixtape, so it would be impossible for us to list all of them and their available work. But please see below for a few suggestions of some of our favourite releases from this past year ( as well as a few gems from previous years) with links to buy directly from the artists.

Enjoy!

Kalle

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MUSIC

1. Pearse McGloughlin  – In Movement

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2. The Guilty Folk – Charm Offensive

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3. Lindsey Ryan – The Divers

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4. Marc O’Reilly – My Friend Marx

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5. Ross Breen – When I Met the Devil

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6. Justin Grounds – The Moon Pulled Us Here

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7. Fiach – So I

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8. Eric McGrath – Little Ripples

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9. Bill Coleman – You Can’t Buy Back Your Life

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10. Fia Rua – Falling Time

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POETRY

1. Colm Keegan  – Don’t Go There

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2. Smith & Reilly – Arise and Go

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3. Dave Lordan – Invitation to a Sacrifice

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4. Sarah Clancy – Thanks For Nothing, Hippies

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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 is back in The Twisted Pepper on March 30th!


We are putting on a superduper showcase of music, slam poetry, sketch comedy and live illustration for this month’s show in The Twisted Pepper! The theme of the night  is “The Heart vs The Head” and we have hand-picked some of our favourite acts from the past few years and each of them will be performing a special extended set on the night. See below for examples of their wonderful work.

This is a rare chance to see all of these superb artists in one place for a brilliantly cheap price of 10 EURO. Every other show of the year that we put on is free, so this is your chance to pay to see these quality acts and the money goes directly to them and the art that they make for you. We look forward to seeing you all there. Please spread the word.

PICK UP YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW!


MUSIC

Bill Coleman

“majorly jazzed up and spaced out.” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

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Fia Rua

“A folking brilliant piece of work” – Hot Press

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SPOKEN WORD

Fergus Costello

“Hilarious comic monologues” – The Irish Times

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COMEDY

The Brownbread Players

“terrific Scrap Saturday style sketches” – The Irish Times

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LIVE ILLUSTRATION

Colm Mac Athlaoich

Kalle - 7 Deadly Facts (c) Colm MacAthlaoich

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OTHER COOL STUFF

We will also have some sweet, special surprise guests and wonderful oddities in store. We also intend to broadcast the show live on the web from this link. So please join us for a brilliant night of fun, foolhardiness and feeling good!

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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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Best of the brownbread mixtape 2011 – Music

It was another great year for the brownbread mixtape. As always, we had some phenomenal musical acts and below are a selection of the incredible performers who graced our stage. For a variety of reasons we weren’t able to upload footage of every act from this past year, so you will have to listen to our podcast in 2012 to catch up on the other musical gems. Take the time to listen and enjoy the music. Then support them and spread the word, post the links, update your status and so forth, so that others can hear them and share in that joy too. So, without further ado, in no particular order, here are some of the best musical acts of 2011…

See also [ Best Poetry & Spoken Word 2011  | Best Sketch Comedy 2011 ]

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1. Marc O’Reilly

Marc O’Reilly is an exceptionally gifted guitar player and singer based in County Waterford. Without a shadow of a doubt, he is the real deal. As you sit mesmerised watching his fingers dance on the fretboard, you are silently drawn in by his bluesy, boozy voice. His debut album “My Friend Marx”, released last year, is a terrific piece of work, but it is in a live setting that Marc truly astonishes. His star is clearly in the ascendant and that should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen him perform. Find out where he is playing next and go there. You can thank us later.

[For more info: http://www.marcoreillymusic.com/]

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2. Fia Rua

Fia Rua is a genuine troubadour and he sings terrific songs that are a blend of folk, punk and trad that he makes completely his own. With a voice that sounds steeped in centuries of experience, he bends wise words around magical melodies. His recent album “Falling Time” is a brilliant snapshot of modern Ireland and we heartily recommend picking it up, but it is in a live setting that Fia Rua truly excels. Seek him out, you will be rewarded.

[For more info: www.fiarua.com]

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3. Lindsey Ryan Horne

We were extremely lucky to have the critically acclaimed North Carolina songstress perform songs from her upcoming album at our first show of the year. She was joined by our very own Enda Roche on percussion and the inimitable Christophe Capewell on violin. Stunning lyrics, delicate melodies, enchanting performance.

[For more info: http://lindseyryanhorne.com/ ]

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4. Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies

Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies wowed us with their warm spirit and their intimate cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Based in Bilbao, Dublin and Groningen they spent the last three years touring Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe playing bars, cafes, theatres, circus galas, festivals and even punk clubs! Their debut album Long Way to Be Free, a home grown collection of songs exploring love, faith and displacement in a world of contradictions, is an absolute joy and comes highly recommended!

[For more info: http://hotdroprecords.com/harrybirdandtherubberwellies/]

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5. Pearse McGloughlin

Our old friend Pearse McGloughlin joined the brownbread mixtape at our monumental Electric Picnic show, which, by his own admission, was his best ever gig. A tent filled with 200+ people roared in appreciation to his masterful songs and he closed out his set with this terrific rendition of his song “Ag Ól Ag Ól Ag An Garbhóg”. He was ably assisted by co-songwriter Enda Reilly, as well as percussive accompaniment from Fia Rua and our very own Enda Roche.  A wonderful moment from a wonderful gig.

[For more info: http://www.walkperson.net/]

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6. Robotnik

The eclectic, eccentric, excellent Robotnik played an absolutely unforgettable set at the brownbread mixtape, with a performance that incorporated delicate a capella songs, grandiose electronica and a unique rendition of the “Pat the Baker” jingle. Robotnik made a huge impression on both the audience and us, resulting in a regular slot for The Brownbread Players’ sketches on his 2XM radio show “Robotnik’s Random Rampage”. His second album is currently int he works and we eagerly await it. So should you.

[For more info: http://www.robotnik.mu/]

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7. Andy Delamere

Not only is Andy a virtuoso on guitar, but he has a stunning, raw, bluesy vocal to match. A monstrous talent with a shining career ahead of him.

[For more info: http://www.myspace.com/andy.delamere]

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8. Crazy Dog Audio Theatre

Crazy Dog Audio Theatre is the brainchild of writer/performer/musician and all round renaissance-man Roger Gregg. We were thrilled to have Roger and his raggle taggle troupe at our show as they delivered a vaudevillian array of songs and poems in superb fashion, ranging from Weimar style cabaret songs to contemporary comic poems. Roger is also the driving force behind the Bee Loud Glade Cabaret sessions, where contemporary Irish poems are set to original musical compositions. It is a fantastic night of entertainment, so make sure you catch it. Their next show promises to be their greatest yet.

[For more info: http://www.crazydogaudiotheatre.com/ and Bee Loud Glade]

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9. Niall James Holohan

Niall is the charismatic lead singer of Reader’s Wives and we were treated to a rare solo acoustic performance. His set was peppered with wacky asides, cool chord progressions and this cheeky and charming rendition of his song “Sexually Attracted to Myself” was the standout moment of his set. As catchy as it is quirky!

[For more info: http://readerswives.bandcamp.com/]

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10. Justin Grounds

Justin is a wildly gifted violin player and when you add his songwriting capabilities to the mix, as well as his ability to innovate and layer using pedals, loops and electronic knowhow, you have a really unique, exciting artist. His musical output is prolific and he tours regularly both in Ireland and abroad, so make it your duty to see him in his element at a live show. It will bowl you over.

[For more info: http://justingrounds.com/]

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11. The Guilty Folk

The current inimitable, impossibly brilliant incarnation of The Guilty Folk grew out of a chance reuniting of old friends at a very early brownbread mixtape. Since then they have gone on to become one of the funniest, bawdiest, boldest and most harmonious songwriting folkers. As rude as they are revelatory, they are a comedic and musical force to be reckoned with. 2012 promises to be their year. We love them. You should too.

[For more info: facebook.com/theguiltyfolk]

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And that was pretty much that as far as the music goes. We throughly enjoyed every minute of it and we hope that you did too. Check out our YouTube channel for loads of other brilliant performances from this year and last year. Spread the word about The Brownbread Mixtape. Please share this page or the individual YouTube links with others if you dig them.

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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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Some freshly uploaded performances from recent brownbread mixtape shows…

Hey everybody. We have finally had a chance to edit some of our past performances and are just getting around to sharing some of the spectacular work with you all on our YouTube channel. Take a moment to listen to all of the work below from our March and April shows. Stunning, dense, complex music from Robotnik and Justin Grounds. Weimar cabaret stylings from Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. Contemporary folk balladeering from Fia Rua. Breathtaking, powerful poetry from Erin Fornoff. Every single one of them a knockout.

We are back on Oct 26th with a brand new spooky Halloween themed show. Stay tuned for details…

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people walk away – robotnik

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hop up the road – fia rua

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hymn to the reckless – erin fornoff

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we ride – justin grounds

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crazy dog audio theatre – the angel with the snow white wing

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michael grady went to mexico – robotnik

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violin study #1 – justin grounds

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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. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

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

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The Brownbread Mixtape in Cork! – Theme: Rebels! – Sat. May 7th – 8pm – The Woodford – FREE

This Saturday (May 7th) we are bringing The Brown Bread Mixtape to the People’s Republic of Cork for the very first time and we are super excited about it! We are proud to be part of the Trash Culture Revue festival taking place all weekend in Cork city. Our show will be at The Woodford on Paul Street at 8pm and our special theme of the night will be “Rebels!”

We will be showcasing some of the very best performers around (see videos below) including mellifluous music from Pearse McGloughlin and super songsmithery from Fia Rua, rhymes and rhythm from Munster poetry slam champion Fergus Costello and emotional and impactful poems from multiple award winning poet Stephen James Smith. And, of course, hilarious sketches by The Brownbread Players. As well as that, there will be photos on exhibit by the talented photographer Vanessa Jordan. All hosted with the usual aplomb and silliness by MC Kalle Ryan and sound man sidekick superstar Enda Roche. And all of this is FREE!

We are really hoping to get a big, friendly crowd to the show so please, please, please let everyone you know who might be in Cork on this coming Saturday. We really need your support for these shows to ensure that more events like them will happen in the future. Support live art, live music, live poetry!

—Facebook event page for BBMT in Cork can be found here—

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Twine – Pearse McGloughlin

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The Gardener – Stephen James Smith

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Tell Me Lies – Fergus Costello

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Darkness – Fia Rua

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The Twitter Sketch – The Brownbread Players

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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 month’s show has a theme and we all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

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

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Upcoming BBMT events – Mindfield Festival and Trash Culture Revue!


Tickets for our monthly show on Wednesday April 27th are sold out. There may be a few tickets on the door but we can’t guarantee it. That’s a bummer man.

But fear not, we have two other brilliant brownbread mixtape events planned for the next fortnight, so you can get fresh slices of brown bread in different locations with different toppings. They are going to be very very special.  Far out man!

We really need your support for these shows to ensure that more events like them will happen in the future. Support live art, live music, live poetry! So, if you would consider sending on the link to this blog or the websites and Facebook event pages below, we would be most grateful. Much obliged.

We are really looking forward to the shows and can’t wait to see you there!
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1. Mindfield Festival
(Dublin – Friday April 29th)

The Brownbread Mixtape will proudly be showcasing poetry by our very own Kalle Ryan and the mighty poetess Erin Fornoff at the MindField Festival in Dublin on Friday April 29th. We are thrilled, honored and delighted to be part of such an inspiring and cool event. The maestro of metre and rhyme, Mr Marty Mulligan will host this spectacular night of spoken word which will also feature performance poetry by the fine folks at Tongue Box and The Glór Sessions. All for only 10 EUR. That, my friends, is a bloody bargain. It will be brilliant!

Get your tickets now for a really special night. Go on, clickety click right here.

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2. Trash Culture Revue
(Cork – Saturday May 7th)

Dearest Cork rebels. On May 7th we’re taking The Brown Bread Mixtape to the People’s Republic of Cork as part of the very cool Trash Culture Revue festival. Our very special Cork-flavoured theme of the night will be “Rebels!” The show is taking place at The Woodford and kicks off at 8pm. We have a killer lineup that you would normally pay bucketloads of cash to see, but for one night only they will perform for your pleasure for the princely sum of zero EURO. Yes, the show is FREE! Featuring performances from outstanding musicians Pearse McGloughlin and Fia Rua, rhymes and rhythm from Munster poetry slam champion Fergus Costello and emotional and impactful poems from multiple award winning poet Stephen James Smith. And, of course, hilarious sketches by The Brownbread Players. All hosted with the usual aplomb and silliness by MC Kalle Ryan and sound man sidekick superstar Enda Roche.

—Facebook event page for BBMT in Cork can be found here—


—-Click here for more info on other great shows in the Trash Culture Revue—-

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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 month’s show has a theme and we all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

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

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next show – march 30th – theme: the internet

brownbread mixtape #18 is on Wed, March 30th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “The Internet”

resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to deliver some one liners and hold up an applause sign. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner ringing the decibels.

the following stellar acts will be performing>

MUSIC

Fia Rua |

Galway artist Fia Rua’s new album “Falling Time” might be just what the doctor ordered for these days of uncertainty and change. The album which was released to much acclaim last month offers us a fresh soulful kind of alt- folk that can touch the heart as-well as getting the collective feet tapping. Fia Rua is Eoghan Burke, a man with a very distinctive voice that sings like he means it, with lyrics that vary from personal tales of heartbreak and loss, to his own unique social commentary. The sound of the album is is hard to categorize, theres fiddles, guitars and voice, then theres synths, drums, bodhrans….but it all sits together beautifully. Special guests on the album include the wonderful Jinx Lennon whose rant adds yet another brilliant dimension to Falling Time. the brownbread mixtape is excited to bring Fia Rua to the stage. If there’s a new act that is deserving the nation’s attention this year, then its surely Fia Rua.

” a folking brilliant piece of work..4\5″ – HOT PRESS

Robotnik |

Robotnik is Chris Morrin, a highly challenged boy from Dublin, Ireland. Robotnik’s music is a mental adventure of pop, electronic beats and melodic musings on relationships, fantasies and twenty something-dom. Last year he exercised his Devo-esque performances across Europe alongside the likes of Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons and Crystal Castles. So far in 2011, Robotnik has just come back from touring both Germany and Russia and is currently working on his follow up album. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to bring one of Ireland’s most exciting and different new acts to the stage. Be prepared for euphoria and lunacy!

“Robotnik’s upbeat tunes are brilliantly bonkers and sweet, and should be investigated immediately by all persons interested in dancing around like loons. The likes of ‘Weird Road’ brings out a softer, quieter side which manages to be a little more introspective and bittersweet than the more upbeat stuff, but no less engaging” – BBC NORTHERN IRELAND

POETRY

Erin Fornoff

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. For fun she memorizes poems–hers and others–on her commute. Most recently she has performed her poetry at The Glor Sessions at the International, Speakeasy Cabaret in Greystones, and Kilmainham Arts Night on a bill with Peter Sullivan, and at other locations in the US. She performed at the first Brownbread Mixtape with an overwrought Shel Silverstein poem known mainly for its extremely dirty words. She has a unique poetic voice, an American accent, and performs with real passion. The Brownbread Mixtape is thrilled to welcome this lyrical lefty to the stage. Get ready for melancholy and majesty.

THEATRE

Roger Gregg (Crazy Dog Audio Theatre) |

THis is true: At the age of twenty Roger Gregg was legally dead for over one minute in 1978. During this sojourn between life and death, he played cards with a strange bearded old man in white. Winning the game, the strange bearded man promised Roger that he would return to life, achieve great wealth and international fame. Though he was successfully resuscitated, Roger has since realised that the old bearded man was lying.

This is also true: Roger Gregg is an award winning playwright, composer, audio-producer and actor. Over the past 25 years he has written for Crazy Dog Theatre, Dublin Youth Theatre, TEAM, The American National Audio Theatre Festival, Graffiti Theatre, The Razor Edge, Oberon Theatre and The Gaiety School of Acting. His plays have also been produced by New York University, the University of Missouri and by the Theaterpedagogisches Zentrum in Nuremberg, Germany. His Crazy Dog productions have won many international awards including; 3 American Mark Time Science Fiction Awards, 2 Ogle Fantasy Awards and 2 AUDIOFILE Golden Earphone Awards. As a composer, Roger has created music for numerous exhibitions, films and theatre productions. In particular he has created many soundscapes for BARRABAS Theatre Co. In 2010 he was nominated for Best Sound Design in the Irish Theatre Awards for BARRABAS’s acclaimed ‘Johnny Patterson The Singing Irish Clown’. As a voice actor in countless commercials and many animation series, Roger’s most noted voice role is Eddie the computer in BBC Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Tertiary and Quintessential Phases of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

Also true: The will be performing 4 or 5 songs at the show. And they will be brilliant.

“One of a handful of truly great radio dramatists” – BBC RADIO 4

COMEDY

The Brownbread Players | http://www.youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

Brand new funny skits and sketches on the theme of the night as written and performed by our resident troupe The Brownbread Players (Gus McDonagh, Sean McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley)

OTHER COOL STUFF

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

We will be having a fundraising 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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