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the brownbread mixtape is paused for September, but fast forward to “Three Men Talking…”


Alas, this month there will be no brownbread mixtape. We have pressed pause on the brownbread tape deck and will resume in October with a brilliant new show, which we will also be taking to the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford on Oct 31st. We look forward to seeing you all there!


In the meantime we strongly encourage you to go and see the spoken word show “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About” in the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival. It is written by our very own Kalle Ryan in collaboration with two brownbread mixtape favourites Stephen James Smith and Colm Keegan. The show is directed beautifully by the talented actor and director Sarah Brennan. It has been sold out every night this week and has just received an extremely positive four star review in The Irish Times from Sara Keating

” **** …each of the men brings their own energy, tone and distinct poetic style to the composite structure…”  [Click here to read the review in full]

Don’t miss this opportunity to see three of Ireland’s very best spoken word artists and writers performing in this remarkable show. Tickets are selling out very fast so get yours today to avoid missing out.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS TO THE SHOW!

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Ag Ól Ag Ól Ag An Garbhóg – Pearse McGloughlin and friends at Electric Picnic

The closing song from Pearse McGloughlin‘s magical set at our brownbread mixtape show at Electric Picnic on Sunday. Featuring special guests Enda ReillyFia Rua and Enda Roche. Sublime songwriting. (Thanks to Jessica Ryan for the video.)

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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:
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The Brownbread Mixtape Won Electric Picnic!

A stunning weekend at Electric Picnic, filled with an ocean of pure emotion, crescendo’d on Sunday for us with one of our greatest ever shows. Kalle and Enda kicked off proceedings with a rowdy, ramshackle rendition of “Put ’em under pressure” which saw the packed Word tent belting out a rousing chorus of “Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé…”. The show then quickly kicked off with a  stunning set ofheartfelt poetry by Erin Fornoff, who wowed the crowd with her moving and masterful poems. The roars and howls of appreciation echoed long after each piece.

Up next was our excellent resident sketch troupe “The Brownbread Players” who tackled the topic of Irish music festivals by reenacting Amanda Brunker’s painful festival performance verbatim, along with the actual YouTube comments directed at her. They also performed their classic selection of fake radio ads and closed out their set with the now legendary Werner Herzog sketch.

The Brownbread Players were in truly rare form and the crowd audibly sighed when the sketches drew to a close. The show then moved into yet another gear as Pearse McGloughlin took to the stage and delighted the now-heaving tent with his lyrical, melodic compositions. Clear highlights being the entire room singing “For the birds, the birds, the birds…” and closing out his set with a stunning rendition of “Ag Ól Ag Ól Ag An Garbhóg” with Enda Reilly and Fia Rua. You could have heard a pin drop as the room was held captivated from start to finish.

And in closing, the entire room stood to attention as the alternative Irish national anthem, “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, was chanted with gusto till the sides of the tent shook. A stunning close to a truly spectacular weekend.

It was great to see so many familiar faces in the audience and extremely exciting to gain so many new fans too. Huge thanks to Mindfield and the inimitable Marty Mulligan for giving us the opportunity to play at Electric Picnic. We will be back next year with more magic. Until then, stay tuned to us here and on Facebook for more exciting festival appearances and shows.

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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 #10 in audiovisual review

The most recent brownbread mixtape was a roaring success once again, with absolutely fantastic performances all round. Massive thanks to all the performers as well as our wonderful audience. We really are going from strength to strength each month! Here are some YouTube clips with photo montages & audio of the night to let you feel the stinking love once more. Enjoy!

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Dave Lordan kicked things off by belting out his hilarious poem “Fearless”. His latest book of poems “Invitation to a Sacrifice” is available now.

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The resident Brownbread Players (Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan) perform a hilarious new episode of their ongoing soap opera entitled “The State of Our Relationship”. This month’s episode is “The Relationship within Ireland and England” which features a rebellious young upstart (played by guest star Dorothy Cotter). [You can watch Episode 1 and Episode 2 here]

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The Brownbread Players humorously read aloud a series of genuine personal ads culled from the world wide web. Truth is stranger than fiction…

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Herm deliver a cracking rendition of their latest single “Rearrange”. Taken from their marvellous album “Monsters

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Side B kicked off with Kalle reading out audience submitted anecdotes and stories about love.

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Gerry McBride delivered a really funny set about fashionable tv shows, car based love and so much more.

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The Brownbread Players read a second batch of absolutely real personal ads from the internet. You couldn’t write this stuff…

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The Brownbread Players literally speak the unspoken subtextual truths in a conversation between every husband and wife.

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The Guilty Folk (with special guest EleventyFour) perform the wild and wonderful song “Happy”. Both acts are performing regularly throughout the summer. Make it your duty to see them live.

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The Guilty Folk close out the evening with their angry, sexy, stinking love ballad “Hate Sex”. Don’t knock it till you tried it.

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Another great month of amazing performances, raucous fun and a wonderful audience. Thank you all and we will see you all on July 28th for the next brownbread mixtape. The theme of the night will be “the future”!

Cheers! — Kalle and Enda

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