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Brownbread Mixtape at Electric Picnic 2016

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We are back at the Electric Picnic once again and will be gracing The Word stage at Mindfield with our fun-filled shows on both Saturday 3rd Sept and Sunday 4th. Joining us will be some of the finest wordsmiths this country has to offer, former All Ireland Slam Poetry champion John Cummins, Appalachian poet extraordinaire Erin Fornoff, and tour-de-force storyteller Paul Timoney. Also gracing the stage will be legendary singer songwriter, activist and arts curator Gary Dunne, who will be sharing some of his finely crafted songs. We will also have some of our trademark comedy, singalong moments and the alternative national anthem. All ably kept bubbling along by our resident songmeister Enda Roche and MC extraordinaire Kalle Ryan. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for more details on stage times as soon as we have them.

the brownbread mixtape:
“a fun, freewheeling atmosphere featuring a blend of Scrap Saturday-style comedy sketches, poetry and music” – The Irish Times

gary dunne:
‘‘The reason I use a loop pedal now is ‘cos I saw Gary Dunne use a loop pedal. I was was just blown away.– Ed Sheeran

john cummins:
zen-master of language…part rapper, part poet, all artist.” – Lingo Festival

paul timoney:
“Paul’s storytelling is the stuff of dreams. – hilarious, vivacious and just the right amount of eccentric.” – Milk & Cookies

erin fornoff:
“One of the top performance poets in Ireland” – Irish Independent

kalle ryan:
“… there is the feeling you felt at punk gigs in 1977 of no separation between performer and audience.” – Dermot Bolger

 

 

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The Brownbread Mixtape at Longitude Festival – July 19th – Speakeasy Stage – 2pm

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We are delighted to announce that we will be performing a set at the Speakeasy stage at Longitude again this year. We will have our usual mix of fantastic spoken word, music and sketches at an afternoon show on Sunday, July 19th at 2pm. Expect rhymes galore from spoken word sensation John Cummins, tuneful melodic magic from Sinead White, snappy sketches from the Brownbread Players, and all held together with anarchically gleeful glue by MC Kalle Ryan and super sidekick Enda Roche. See you there!

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The Brownbread Mixtape at LINGO spoken word festival – Fri Oct 17th – The Workman’s Club

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We are thrilled, honoured and excited to be doing this month’s brownbread mixtape show at LINGO, Ireland’s first ever spoken word festival in Workman’s Club on Friday Oct 17th. Our lineup will be hosted, as ever by Kalle Ryan and Enda Roche, and it includes an international, eclectic, electric mix of performers — Raven, Andre K’por, Fergus Costello, Seamus de Barra O’Suilleabhain and, of course, The Brownbread Players! For a mere 10 EURO you will get to enjoy the usual blast of brownbread brilliance alongside a bumper packed opening night of entertainment — including All Ireland Slam Champion John Cummins with specially commissioned band The Lingoings, political poetry from viral sensation Stephen Murphy, a headline set from Angel of the Flats Karl Parkinson. There are 10 other world class female and male poets & performers in store on the night, so do us a favour and spend your money like a vote. Support great art. Pick up this bargain of a ticket right here right now. You can view and download the wonderful programme of events for LINGO right here and you can pick up tickets for all of the events right here. LINGO is a community driven, independent festival. Show them your support!

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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 – Two Shows at Electric Picnic 2014!

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We are very excited to announce that we will have two brownbread mixtape shows at Electric Picnic 2014. We have a brilliant selection of performers lined up for our shows on The Word stage in Mindfield. We will have mellifluous music from Pearse McGloughlin, as well as righteous rhymes from All Ireland Slam Champion John Cummins. Our show will also feature the usual funny audience participation you’ve come to know and love including the rousing alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, as well as sketch comedy from the inimitable Brownbread Players. We have one more trick up our sleeve but you will have to just come along to the shows to see what that might be. Our shows on Saturday August 3oth and Sunday Aug 31st are due to start at 5pm but, as always, that is subject to change, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for show times. We are giddy with excitement about it and can’t wait to bring back the craic like last year. Spread the word and see you all there!

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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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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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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:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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The Brownbread Mixtape – Two Shows at Electric Picnic 2013!

 

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Hello brownbread homeslices. We are very excited to announce that we will have two brownbread mixtape shows at Electric Picnic 2013. We have an exciting selection of performers lined up for our shows on The Word stage in Mindfield. Our show will feature the usual funny audience participation you’ve come to know and love, as well as the rousing alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, as well as sketch comedy from the inimitable Brownbread Players. Also on the bill will be poets Brian Conaghan and John Cummins, as well as the magical music of the inimitable Marc O’Reilly and the melodious master Ross Breen. We have one more trick up our sleeve but you will have to just come along to the shows to see what that might be. Our show on Saturday August 31st is due to start at 4pm and our show on Sunday Sept 1st is due to start at 5pm but, as always, that is subject to change, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for show times. We are giddy with excitement about it and can’t wait to bring back the craic like last year. Spread the word and see you all there!

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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 Irish performance poetry audio showcase – Commissioned by Penduline Press, USA

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We are delighted and honoured to let you know about a special audio broadcast on performance poetry in Ireland that we recently put together for a special Irish issue of Penduline Press, a literary journal based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Our inimitable host Kalle Ryan was commissioned by guest editor Dave Lordan, to put together an audio selection of the most interesting and engaging contemporary performance poets in Ireland and the end result, an hour long broadcast, can be found at the soundcloud link below. There are, of course, many other brilliant performance poets across this country, but we simply didnt have space or existing audio recordings to include them all in this showcase.

We are very proud of it and immensely honoured to have had so many gifted poets grace our stage over the last few years.  We hope that you take a moment to listen to the broadcast and that you enjoy it. Please feel free to share it with any poetry and spoken word fans you may know. We also encourage you to read the entire current issue of Penduline which features a wide selection of great contemporary Irish writing. Enjoy!

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“[the brownbread mixtape] is a very professionally run cabaret and it has featured many of the most engaging and entertaining live arts practitioners in the country. Kalle is an excellent host and curator, a fact proven by the popularity of the monthly event. Everybody wants a gig at The Brownbread Mixtape. [ … ] Kalle probably has the closest to an overview of performance poetry in Ireland and he was the obvious choice to make a showcase selection for Penduline.” – Dave Lordan, Guest Editor, Penduline

 

Poets in order of appearance:

1. Stephen James Smith – Poem: “The Gardener”
2. John Cummins – Poem: “Brink”
3. Abby Oliveira – Poem: “the television”
4. Karl Parkinson – Poem: “The Positivity Manifesto”
5. Raven – Poem: “High John”
6. Erin Fornoff – Poem: “Hymn to the Reckless”
7. Brian Conaghan – Poem: “Waiting for the penny to drop”
8. Colm Keegan – Poem: “Ireland Is”
9. Fergus Costello – Poem: “Extract from a letter to the fella that used to be married to my sister”
10. Kalle Ryan – Poem: Excerpt from Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About”

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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 – oct 31st – theme: “ghosts”

Join us on Wed, Oct 31st upstairs in the Stag’s Head. [Facebook event type thingy here] Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place to hold his applause sign aloft and keep the show rumbling along. Resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and making it all sound really good. For a mere 5 EURO you will get to hear some of the very best musicians and spoken word artists this country has to offer. No exaggeration. Plus you will receive a delicious complementary rum based beverage in return for walking in the door and parting with a few quid. Pay on the door. No advance sales. Please spread the word!

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:

SPOKEN WORD:

John Cummins 

The reigning Leinster Slam Poetry champion and the man whose rhyme graces the intro of our podcast “You say Brown, I say Bread…” A rhymer, a dreamer, a hippy-hop inducing fever believer. John is as genuine as they come, with poems that tickle the funny bone, break the heart and raise the hair on the back of your neck. One of our finest wordsmiths in this fair isle. What Messi does with a ball he does with a word. Prepare to be floored by his way with words.

MUSIC 

Pearse McGloughlin

Pearse is one of our all-time favourite performers and people. He hails originally from Sligo and in 2009 he released his debut album “Busy Whisper” to huge critical acclaim. Busy Whisper made many ‘Best Albums of 2009’ lists (No. 13 on Nialler 9, No. 6 on Phantom 105.2 and No.7 on Swear I’m Not Paul Blog) while the video for ‘Ways to Kill a Werewolf’ (Dir. Kevin McGloughlin) won an IMTV Award in the Best Male Video category. Pearse has performed at the most recent Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and his year has also seen him tour Ireland in support of his outstanding second album “In Movement”. Pearse also has the honour of being our first ever guest on the brownbread mixtape podcast, which is well worth a listen. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers. Poetic lyrics, exquisitely tight musicians and magical melodies.

“…another album for the wee small hours, a place he seems comfortable (…) a set of songs that, confidently and astutely,carry McGloughlin further along an upwards trajectory” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

Justin Grounds 

Justin is a solitary purveyor of sound, who lives in a wee cottage by the sea and records songs combining violins, thumb piano, electronica and his voice. His 2010 record ‘The Dissolving’ met great acclaim after many months of touring live. Nialler9 put it on his best of 2010 list, plus lots of people said nice things about it. He is currently working on a brand new album of violin studies in his own inimitable style. the brownbread mixtape is jazzed to welcome the inimitable and eclectic musical magic of Justin Grounds to the stage.

“Definitely one of my favourite records of 2010…” – Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM

MUSICAL COMEDY

Accident & Emergency

‘Accident & Emergency’ were formed in 2011, when after meeting at a gig Aideen asked Andréa to help her move house. Andréa had a car and although she isn’t very assertive – one thing she is is extremely sound. While moving the very heavy furniture down the stairs of the Parnell Street abode (there wasn’t a lift) it occurred to Andréa how hilarious Aideen was and although it can be quite dangerous to make somebody laugh while lifting something, she still appreciated it. They started writing comedy together from then on and have recently returned back from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

”Comedy duos usually have a schtick, and Accident and Emergency certainly have theirs down.” – The Skinny.

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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The Brownbread Mixtape – Two Shows at Electric Picnic 2012!

Hello brownbread homeslices. We are very excited to announce that we will have two brownbread mixtape shows at Electric Picnic 2012. We have an exciting selection of performers lined up for our shows on The Word stage in Mindfield. Our show will feature the usual funny audience participation you’ve come to know and love, as well as the rousing alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, as well as sketch comedy from the inimitable Brownbread Players. Also on the bill for our 4pm shows on Saturday Sept 1st and Sunday Sept 2nd will be poets Fergus Costello and John Cummins, as well as the smoky vocals of Elder Roche. We have one more trick up our sleeve but you will have to just come along to the shows to see what that might be. Both shows are due to start at 4pm on both days but, as always, that is subject to change, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for show times. We are giddy with excitement about it and can’t wait to bring back the craic like last year. Spread the word and see you all there!

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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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