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We are bringing our award nominated live radio comedy show — The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú — back for 5 nights only at Project Arts Centre

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We are back! After a sell-out smash hit run for The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 — and nominations for Best Ensemble and Bewley’s Little Gem Awards — we’re absolutely thrilled to stage our show for 5 nights only at the legendary Project Arts Centre.

Ireland. The near future. You sit down with a cup of tay, and tune in to RTÉ Radio 1 to catch The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú: your favourite arty interview and playback show, featuring the quirkiest, murkiest Irish radio from the past week, hosted by Ireland’s most popular self-important presenter. A brand new comedy radio play with a live musical soundtrack, in the tradition of The Goons and Scrap Saturday.

Three actors perform all 71 characters, as well as every sound effect and commercial, with a world class duo of cello and piano performing a live musical soundtrack onstage.

A show unlike any other you’ve seen. Or heard.

Tickets are selling extremely fast here, so grab one while you can! Hope to see some of you there. It’s going to be a really special run of shows.

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We are doing a brand new live radio comedy show at Tiger Dublin Fringe

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Thrilled, excited and a bit giddy to announce that our resident sketch troupe, The Brownbread Players, will be doing an original new comedy show at this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe. The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú is written by Kalle Ryan, and features a dream team of actors: Eva Bartley, Gus McDonagh and Sean McDonagh (+ Kalle himself), as well as experienced theatre director John Morton, who will be on hand to direct proceedings.

Ireland. The near future. It’s a quiet weekday night. You sit down and tune in to Radio 1 to listen to your favourite arts and opinion show, The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú: a playback revue of the best and worst Irish radio of the past week, hosted by Ireland’s favourite self-important presenter.

A brand new live comedy radio play in the tradition of The Goons and Scrap Saturday.

Four actors perform all 71 characters, as well as every jingle, sound effect and commercial.

A show unlike any other you’ve seen. Or heard.

Tickets are selling extremely fast here, with both nights almost sold out already, so grab one while you can! Hope to see some of you there. It’s going to be a really special show.

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The Brownbread Mixtape – Curated by HomeBeat – Theme: “Make it Happen” – Sept 24th

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Join us on Wed, Seot 24th upstairs in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show! The theme of the night is “Make it Happen” and the entrepreneurial, mercurial and fantastic  HomeBeat gang has curated a panoply of brilliant guests for us this month. 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!

Here’s how HomeBeat have described the show —

“It is a source of daily inspiration that we live in a small city which is jammed packed with individuals and crews of limitless talent. Amongst the most talented and the most generous of spirit of these people are the good folk who run The Brownbread Mixtape, so we are beyond honored to be invited to curate one of their beautiful nights. Each night is a cabaret style miscellany of Music, Spoken Word & Performance which runs to a a theme – our chosen theme for this month is ‘JUST DO IT’ & features the amazing talents of :

Anna-Mieke Bishop: Upcoming songstress with an otherworldly voice.
SignA: Minimal Folk/Techno — Beautiful grooves from beautiful souls.
Comedy by Special Guest
A Reading from Wayne Cuddy.
‘JUST DO IT’ — A flash chat from The Homebeat Allstars, The Brownbread Philosophers & You, The Audience on the impulse to make change / create / DO!
As well as all the usual Brownbread antics from The Brownbread Players and more.
Entry is €5 on the door. The Love Is Free.

 

 

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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:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

We also have a popular podcast:

iTunes | YouTube

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The Brownbread Mixtape – May 28th – Theme: “Words, words, words…” – Fundraiser for LINGO spoken word festival

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Join us on Wed, Mary 28th in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. The theme of the night is “Words, words, words…” Resident MC Kalle Ryan and super sidekick Enda Roche will be in place to keep the show ticking and kicking as always.

We are delighted to be doing the show as a fundraiser for the upcoming LINGO spoken word festival – a grassroots spoken word weekend event in Dublin, this October 17/18/19 and the first of its kind in this country! We’ve asked our good friends at Urchin Collective to curate the show and they’ve put together a staggeringly good line up for the show (see below). For an absolute bargain of 10 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians and writers working in Ireland today. We will also have our legendary raffle on the night with some supreme top drawer prizes. You won’t want to miss it.

No advance ticket sales. Guaranteed fun. Please spread the word! We want a huge crowd for this one.

MUSIC 

Pearse McGloughlin

Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

 

SPOKEN WORD

James Waller

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Special spoken word guest appearances by:
John Cummins

Colm Keegan

Erin Fornoff

 

 

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players 

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bbmt pc

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:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

We also have a popular podcast:

iTunes | YouTube

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The Brownbread Mixtape – April 30th – Theme: “If ever you go” – 1 City 1 Book special show

 

BBMTapril2014Join us on Wed, April 30th in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. The theme of the night is “If ever you go”, which is also the title of the book in this year’s 1 City 1 Book  (a map of Dublin in poetry and song). We’re delighted to be part of the official events on this year’s celebrations. 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 stunning 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. We will also have some copies of “If ever you go” up for grabs in the raffle. No advance ticket sales. Guaranteed fun. Spread the word!

MUSIC 

Brett Newski

SPOKEN WORD

Phil Doherty

Mia Gallagher

 

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:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

We also have a popular podcast:

 Listen here

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The Brownbread Mixtape – March 26th – Theme: “Old School / New School”

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Join us on Wed, March 26th in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. The theme of the night is “Old School / New School”. 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 an incredible 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 

The Young Folk

Lethal Dialect

Enda Reilly


SPOKEN WORD

Karl Parkinson

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players 

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bbmt pc

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:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

We also have a popular podcast:

iTunes | YouTube

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March 13, 2014 · 5:52 pm

The Brownbread Mixtape – February 26th – Theme: “Power”

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February 18, 2014 · 10:30 am

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

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(Fia Rua, Pearse McGloughlin, Enda Reilly)

SPOKEN WORD

Erin Fornoff

(Strokestown Poetry Prize winner)

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players 

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the brownbread mixtape – March 27th – “the past”

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Join us on Wed, March 27th upstairs in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. [ Google+ event here ] The theme of the night is “The Past”and we’ve lined up a deadly set of acts for the occasion. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place to keep the spirits high and the energy up with his Pavlovian “Applause” sign, while resident sound man and sidekick Enda Roche will be in the corner making it all sound good.

For an absolute bargain of 5 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians, comedians and spoken word performers  working in Ireland today! And, as if that wasn’t enough, our resident sketch comedy troupe will have some fresh, new radio style sketches for your pleasure. Plus you will receive a delicious complimentary Jameson & Ginger Ale in return for walking in the door and parting with that fiver. Or just a Ginger Ale if you are of the non-alcohol drinking persuasion.

The following outstanding artists will be performing on the night…

MUSIC:

Roger Gregg’s Bee Loud Glade

‘Something quite extraordinary’ –  The Dubliner

Jezzebelle

‘Their high-octane propulsion and driving dogmatic rhythms mark them out from the crowd’ – The Irish Times

FICTION:

Ferdia Lennon

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‘Lennon puts a lot in a few pages and I look forward to reading more of his work.’ – The Reading Life

MUSICAL COMEDY:

The Hairy Bowsies

‘Hilarious’ – Hot Press

SKETCH COMEDY:

The Brownbread Players

‘a freewheeling atmosphere…Scrap Saturday style sketches’ – The Irish Times

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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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March 19, 2013 · 12:36 pm

the brownbread mixtape — nov 28th — theme: “the man” — With music acts curated by The Delphi Label!

Join us on Wed, Nov 28th at 8.30pm upstairs in the Stag’s Head for our eclectic monthly spoken word, music and comedy show. [Facebook event type thingy here]  It is our final show of the year and our theme of the night is “The Man”. As always, the acts will tailor part of their performance to the theme of the night. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place to keep the spirits high and the energy up, while resident sound man and sidekick Enda Roche will deliver the deadly decibels.  And for the first time ever, the musical acts on the night will be curated by someone other than ourselves. Alexis Vokos, who runs the brilliant independent Delphi Label (home to We Cut Corners and Le Galaxie amongst others), has hand picked some truly outstanding musical acts for the show (see below). For an absolute bargain of 5 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians working in Ireland today and, in addition, we have lined up the current Munster Slam Poetry Champion to perform on the bill too! And, as if that wasn’t enough, our resident sketch comedy troupe will have some fresh, new radio style sketches on the theme of the night for your pleasure. Plus you will receive a delicious complimentary rum based beverage in return for walking in the door and parting with that fiver. Amazing!

Pay on the door. No advance sales. Guaranteed fun times. Spread the word!

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC 

Deaf Joe

Deaf Joe writes folk songs, sometimes romantic, sometimes dreamlike, always cathartic. He is constantly writing and performing and also writes scores for contemporary dance and theatre productions. He plays live with Katie Kim from time to time. To date he has released the ‘Forest Fires EP’ (Oct ’09, limited edition), the ‘Winter’s Glow EP’ (Oct ’10) and ‘The Holy Water EP’ (Mar ’11). Joe’s debut album ‘Burrowings’ was released to great critical acclaim in February of this year. We are delighted to welcome Joe back to the stage with us. Every time he plays we feel like we are allowed to share in a special secret. Get ready to hear a songwriter at the peak of his powers.

“Joe emerges pearl-like from his shell. Sublime songs and divine inspiration; a potent mix.” – Donal Dineen

Jennifer Evans

Jennifer was born in Washington DC to an Irish/American mother and a Puerto Rican father but the family moved to Ireland when Jennifer was 3 and she’s been living here since. After picking up the guitar at age 11 and composing songs from the age of 13, Jennifer played in various groups through her teenage years and early twenties and the styles of each ranged from hard rock to minimalist folk. Ardent emotional experiences and daunting but lush perceptions of being feed the debut EP, Salient Point, which was recorded and mixed by Stellarsounds’ Steven Lynch. Evans’ vocals are soulful and lyrically unique in origin. The music on this recording is alternative in genre but also finds it’s roots in Jazz, Dark Folk and Blues.  With an album’s worth of new material up her sleeve Jennifer’s latest shows can range from dark folk to a sneaky style of Dub depending on  what’s right for the occasion and how long the set is! Empirical knowledge, exoticism, a questioning of identity and home…..whether solo, accompanied or playing with the full band the music’s target is up your spine.

“Beautifully spooked noir-folk from the Dublin singer and her band The Ripe Intent. Way To Go is a tune fans of Joanna Newsom, Evie Sands and Linda Perhacs will be raving about.”  – Jim Carroll, Irish Times

Ross Breen

In June 2012, Ross was the winner of Ireland’s best unsigned singer-songwriter competition, as held by the Tom Dunne Show on Newstalk 106 FM. His song Monet was chosen by a judging panel as the best entry from over a thousand submissions.Ross is a graduate of the Ballyfermot Rock School and the Kildare‐born songwriter has consistently impressed on the live stage, earning countless invitations as a special guest with the likes of Bell x1, Sinead O’ Connor, Declan O’ Rourke, Damien Dempsey and Oscar‐winner Glen Hansard. As well as completing a successful east‐coast tour of the U.S. in late 2011, Ross Breen has built up a large following performing with his band at a number of Ireland’s premier festivals, including Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Vantastival, Knockanstockan, No Place Like Dome and Hard Working Class Heroes. Ross is always a knockout and it is great to have him back so soon again.

“… fresh, inventive and daring… The Irish music scene’s best kept secret? Maybe it’s time more people were told″  – Drop-d.ie

SPOKEN WORD:

Fergus Costello 

The reigning Munster Slam Poetry champion and livewire lyricist, Fergus Costello, returns to the brownbread mixtape. Fergus has a unique style that mixes the deepest thought with the highest farce, the most profound politics with the lightest touch. He is a one-man dynamo that has to be seen to be believed and no single performance is ever the same. Fergus orbits planets that you and I could only dream of. And if we are really lucky he might also grace us with a tune on his legendary Joe Foley Mandola. Prepare yourselves for a firecracker of a performance from one of our all-time favourite acts.

SKETCH COMEDY

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, Niall 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!

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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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