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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 – 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

Urchin Collective

(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 – “this is where I draw the line” – wed. may 30th – doors 8pm – FREE

Join us on Wed, May 30th upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “This is where I draw the line”. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings humorously. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and delivering the decibels. We will be live tweeting here using the hashtag #BBMT. We will also be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET for the first time ever on our Google+ Page, so step inside our digital circle of friends!

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC :

Robin James Hurt

“Hurt’s so good!” – Greg McAteer, Hot Press

Myles Manley

“…his music is sweet, laidback and melodic, his voice  – one of the love/hate variety – stands out, and his lyrics tend to be surprisingly dark, sometimes disconcerting in their honesty.” – GoldenPlec

Lisa McLaughlin

“The songs are superb and Lisa’s vocals are simply gorgeous” – 2 U I bestow

SPOKEN WORD:

Colm Liddy

“…a wonderfully diverse collection of stories, vignettes and ideas told with humour, but with enormous insight too.” – Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

SKETCH COMEDY

The Brownbread Players

” a freewheeling atmosphere…Scrap Saturday style sketches” – Davin O’Dwyer, The Irish Times

OTHER COOL STUFF

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 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

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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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feast your eyes on this! – the brownbread mixtape – feb 29th – theme: food

Join us at the brownbread mixtape on Wed, Feb 29th upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “Food”. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings humorously. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and delivering the decibels. (Facebook event listing is here)

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup, have a peek at their videos:

MUSIC :

Cal Folger Day

Cal Folger Day crafts eccentric songbook-style folk tunes. Based in New York City, she currently performs several times a week with her new trio, Rayvon Browne, both in the city and on the road. She has played at renowned New York venues such as the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, Rockwood Stage II, and Arlene’s Grocery. Noted for her riveting live performances, as well as her mastery of lyric composition, her style echoes the likes of Patsy Cline, Karen Dalton, Connie Converse, and Loretta Lynn. the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to have this exceptionally talented Brooklynite on our Dublin stage for a performance.

Cal Folger Day is a guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and onstage presence command attention.” – The New Yorker

The Crayon Set 

The Crayon Set released their much-anticipated debut EP last November, and it recieved “pick of the fortnight” from Hot Press magazine. The EP has been designed as a sampler of their debut album, which is recorded and scheduled for release this May. This exciting music collective are based in Dublin and they play an upbeat, hook-filled mix of indie pop/rock – with some elements of folk and chamber music also thrown in. They use a wide variety of instruments including oboe, double bass, Wurlitzer, violin, cavaquinho, trumpet and flute and they specialise in multi-layered harmonies.The band has supported Ash, Cathy Davey, Ocean Colour Scene and  Heathers, amongst others, in recent months. Their debut album was recorded in Leeders Farm Studios in the UK and it was co-produced with Nick Brine (The Beta Band, Ash, Super Furry Animals). The EP is available to download for free from the band’s website. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome this delightful band to the stage.

The band display a knack for bright, colourful, indie-pop.” – Entertainment.ie

Senakah

Senakah first fell into place in Limerick City, Ireland in the latter half of 2005. Vocalist Rob Hope and bass-player Yvonne Conaty, had been in a band which imploded, Daragh O’Loughlin had joined as it’s drummer just before it breathed its last. The trio became a four-o when they were blown away by Brendan O’Gorman’s guitar wrangling skills at a house party and invited him to join the band. The four piece had their first gig at a local Battle Of The Bands (yes, they did win – thanks for asking) and from then on they have been on an unbending mission to bring their unique music to the world. Having completed a series of highly successful tours to the USA, they recently returned and recorded their second album Human Relations which was produced Noel Hogan of The Cranberries. the brownbread mixtape is very happy to have them perform their top tunes with us.

fantastic vocals and lyrics” – 2 U I Bestow music blog

SPOKEN WORD:

John Cummins

John Cummins is “like sausages, he goes gobsolete…like krimminalls, he knows da beat on da street…like messages, he either texts or he tweets…like slanguages, he grammatically competes with da oxford and da collins diction, continuously they enter contradiction…he spells words like yood never ever spell ’em, he tells words like yood never ever tell em…his sub conch cranium’s in touch with cerebellum, it’s a bone thing, a poem sing : quad ester rantzen (that’s life)…like an anthem, he’s a grunt inna stadium…like a medium, he’s filled with extra tedium…like a slow mo in foke us action replay, in HD his poetry is played by all deejay…like any bio, orra girl, lass or lad, he’s blissfully unaware of things he’s never had…tickin da box – dee oh bee : nineteen seventy three…aboutapprox twenty years writing poetry….” the brownbread mixtape heartily endorses this type of personal biograph page and warmly welcomes John’s beatific bending of language to the stage!

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, 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!

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!

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the brownbread mixtape – january 25th – theme: “money”


Join us on Wed, Jan 25th upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is the hugely topical subject of “Money”. Resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to host proceedings humorously. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner co-hosting and delivering the decibels.

The following brilliant performers will be on the lineup:

MUSIC :

The Dying Seconds

The Dying Seconds are a bombastic, brooding, sweet, and tender six-piece from Dublin, Ireland. Their recent album “Glimmerers” was met with stunning acclaim from critics and musicians alike. Hailed by The National’s Aaron Dessner as ‘the ferocious coming out of a great new band, a stunningly beautiful and ambitious debut album’ The Dying Seconds are set to take the music world by storm. This is a rare opportunity to catch a sneak preview of the band in action before their Crawdaddy headliner the following night and their imminent departure to London. the brownbread mixtape is truly bursting with excitement to welcome The Dying Seconds to the stage. Expect excellence.

“Glimmerers is an excellent record that combines the broodingly intense with the warmly melodic. ” – Daniel Harrison, State.ie

The Lazy Band

The Lazy Band are a collective of the finest trad, roots and folk musicians in this fair city. They get together every Monday evening at 8pm in Bewleys Cafe Theatre on Grafton St, Dublin to play a terrific FREE gig. It’s a lovely little room that they fill with songs of their own and others. It’s loose, it’s lively, it’s lovely. the brownbread mixtape is so happy to have them perform their infectious good time tunes with us.

MUSICAL COMEDY:

Trevor Browne

Trevor first picked up a guitar when he was 2 years old but dropped it immediately as it he was too small to carry it. 22 years later he picked it up again and magic happened. Witness this magic. Witness Trevor Browne; singer-songwriter, sociologist. Greatness now carries a guitar. the brownbread mixtape is really happy to welcome Trevor Browne back to the show. Greatness awaits him and us.“Hilariously aloof” – Hot Press

SPOKEN WORD & WIT:

Shane Langan

Shane Langan is a writer and performer with Dublin comedy team Diet of Worms. In the past he has curated the popular comedy short story night ‘Not Also, But Only’ and is just about to launch the ‘Monthly General Meeting’, a nomadic night of creativity and all things interesting. the brownbread mixtape is thrilled to welcome this brilliant humorist to the stage.

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, 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!

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!

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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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