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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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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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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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brilliant brownbread birthday celebrations!

Thanks to every one of you who came to our show last night and joined us in our second birthday festivities. It has been a remarkable couple of years with an astonishing array of performers of the very highest calibre. But the one thing that has set us apart from every other night in this city is you, the audience. Your generosity of spirit and pure passion & warmth are unparalleled. (Plus your stories are pretty hilarious too) It is the electricity and energy in that room every month that makes us want to keep it going.

(AWLF  – The Guilty Folk :: Written specifically about the brownbread mixtape audience)

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When we began this wonderful night two years ago, we set out to simply create an event that we would love to see ourselves. Our central philosophy has remained unchanged since day one. The show must expose people to great new artists & art forms, to be accessible to anyone and to always be of a consistently high artistic standard. Last night is proof positive that we have achieved that and more.

Thank you to everyone who has attended the brownbread mixtape over the last two years. Thanks to all of you for spreading the word and supporting live music, live poetry and live comedy in Dublin city. It is a pleasure to do the show every month and thanks to your support we have even been able to bring the show to the Imagine Festival in Waterford, the Mindfield Festival in Dublin, the Trash Culture Revue in Cork, The Flat Lake Festival in Monaghan and several other venues. We have loads of really exciting stuff coming up later this year, so please stay connected to us here and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for updates. We will also post up the film of last night’s event once the brilliant gang at Storymap Dublin have completed it. We are really excited about it!

So, we are taking a well earned break for the month of July to recharge our artistic and spiritual batteries, but we will return in August with bucketfuls of brilliance and zen for another fresh slice of brown bread. So, we wish you all a happy summer holiday and, you never know, there might be a few blog posts on here between now and then to keep you topped up with artistic goodness.

Kalle & Enda

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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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This month’s show is on June 29th and we will be celebrating our second birthday! The theme is “DRINKING” so join us for several beverages!

the brownbread mixtape is on Wed, June 29th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “DRINKING” [Facebook event page here]

It’s our second birthday! So come along and join us for a celebratory drink! We plan on having a film crew in to document the evening, so anyone on a witness protection programme may want to reconsider coming along. The rest of you are very welcome though!

resident MC and drinker Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings and wave his applause sign. resident sound man and fellow drinker Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and raising the decibels.

The following outstanding performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC :

Marc O’Reilly |

Marc O’Reilly’s roots may lie in Waterford and France, but his sound rests somewhere between the American-influenced folk blues of Peter Green and contemporaries such as Ray LaMontagne and Gomez. Following stints in different alt/rock bands, Marc began to make his mark in 2010 as a solo performer, playing at last summer’s Electric Picnic festival and supporting fellow Irish songwriters including David Kitt. Marc’s musical journey has seen him play across different continents following gigs in the US and Australia, but he is back based in Ireland for the release of his debut album “My Friend Marx” and the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome him to the stage.

“. . . a remarkable debut” – Hot Press

The Guilty Folk |

The Guilty Folk are Aidan Comerford and Sarah Williams, two people who get sexually-excited by the sound of applause. In reciprocation they will try to make you laugh and sing-a-long with their big fat songs about sex and love. If you’re extra-lucky, you may even get to hear them with Neil “Lovechild” Dexter on double bass. Like most acts these days, their happiness is directly proportional to the amount of people who click “like” on their Facebook page on any given day. the brownbread mixtape is only delerious with excitement to welcome them back and feels like a proud parent in their life story but we will leave them to tell that tale on the night. Oh the intrigue.

SPOKEN WORD:

Abby Oliveira |

Abby is a writer and performer. She has co-written 2 performance poetry shows with the Poetry Chicks. She was a finalist in the All Ireland and Glastonbury poetry slams (2009/10), as well as a finalist in the BBC Radio4 Poetry Slam (2009). Her poems have been published in various magazines, books and journals, she was a compere of the Poetry and Words venue at Glastonbury 2010, and has appeared at Electric Picnic, The Flat Lake Festival, Waterford Writer’s Weekend, The Forge at Gort festival, Out to Lunch festival and countless others. She also has extensive experience as a creative writing facilitator and has worked with children and adults of all ages in community and other capacities. She also happens to be one of the very best poets currently performing in Ireland and the brownbread mixtape is honoured, giddy and thrilled to welcome her to the stage.

Brian Conaghan |

Brian was co-founder of successful Glasgow Theatre Company, Vanishing Point, and has had his plays performed throughout the UK. In 2006 Brian completed a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow where he managed to stumble through the last of his three novels, The Boy Who Made it Rain, which he will read from tonight. As well as reading from his recently published novel, Brian will read a couple of his pitch perfect poems. Brian Conaghan is a talented bastard and we love talented bastards at the brownbread mixtape.

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players |

Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform brand new skits and sketches on the theme of the night. The Brownbread Players for this month’s show are Sean McDonagh, Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan (with guest appearances by other McDonaghs).

OTHER COOL STUFF

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

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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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

 

Leave a comment

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Celebrate our second birthday with us at this month’s show!

the brownbread mixtape is on Wed, June 29th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “DRINKING” [Facebook event page here]

It’s our second birthday! So come along and join us for a celebratory drink! We plan on having a film crew in to document the evening, so anyone on a witness protection programme may want to reconsider coming along. The rest of you are very welcome though!

resident MC and drinker Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings and wave his applause sign. resident sound man and fellow drinker Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and raising the decibels.

The following outstanding performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC :

Marc O’Reilly |

Marc O’Reilly’s roots may lie in Waterford and France, but his sound rests somewhere between the American-influenced folk blues of Peter Green and contemporaries such as Ray LaMontagne and Gomez. Following stints in different alt/rock bands, Marc began to make his mark in 2010 as a solo performer, playing at last summer’s Electric Picnic festival and supporting fellow Irish songwriters including David Kitt. Marc’s musical journey has seen him play across different continents following gigs in the US and Australia, but he is back based in Ireland for the release of his debut album “My Friend Marx” and the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome him to the stage.

“. . . a remarkable debut” – Hot Press

The Guilty Folk |

The Guilty Folk are Aidan Comerford and Sarah Williams, two people who get sexually-excited by the sound of applause. In reciprocation they will try to make you laugh and sing-a-long with their big fat songs about sex and love. If you’re extra-lucky, you may even get to hear them with Neil “Lovechild” Dexter on double bass. Like most acts these days, their happiness is directly proportional to the amount of people who click “like” on their Facebook page on any given day. the brownbread mixtape is only delerious with excitement to welcome them back and feels like a proud parent in their life story but we will leave them to tell that tale on the night. Oh the intrigue.

SPOKEN WORD:

Abby Oliveira |

Abby is a writer and performer. She has co-written 2 performance poetry shows with the Poetry Chicks. She was a finalist in the All Ireland and Glastonbury poetry slams (2009/10), as well as a finalist in the BBC Radio4 Poetry Slam (2009). Her poems have been published in various magazines, books and journals, she was a compere of the Poetry and Words venue at Glastonbury 2010, and has appeared at Electric Picnic, The Flat Lake Festival, Waterford Writer’s Weekend, The Forge at Gort festival, Out to Lunch festival and countless others. She also has extensive experience as a creative writing facilitator and has worked with children and adults of all ages in community and other capacities. She also happens to be one of the very best poets currently performing in Ireland and the brownbread mixtape is honoured, giddy and thrilled to welcome her to the stage.

Brian Conaghan |

Brian was co-founder of successful Glasgow Theatre Company, Vanishing Point, and has had his plays performed throughout the UK. In 2006 Brian completed a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow where he managed to stumble through the last of his three novels, The Boy Who Made it Rain, which he will read from tonight. As well as reading from his recently published novel, Brian will read a couple of his pitch perfect poems. Brian Conaghan is a talented bastard and we love talented bastards at the brownbread mixtape.

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players |

Our very own hilarious sketch troupe will perform brand new skits and sketches on the theme of the night. The Brownbread Players for this month’s show are Sean McDonagh, Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan (with guest appearances by other McDonaghs).

OTHER COOL STUFF

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!

————————————————————————————————————————————–

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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