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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 – 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:

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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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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:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Ustream

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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 at Electric Picnic 2011 (Sunday Sept 4th- The Word Stage – Mindfield)

the brownbread mixtape will be putting on a special festival themed show in the Mindfield area of the Electric Picnic this Sunday! The Word tent, curated and MCd by the inimitable Marty Mulligan, is one of the most interesting and eclectic places to spend time at the entire festival, so we are thrilled. Please spread the word and join us at 3.45pm on Sunday, Sept 4th. As usual we will present our classic madcap, raucous fun show with our resident MC and host Kalle Ryan at the helm, ably assisted by multi instru-mental-ist Enda Roche.

Here is a funny short animated film that Kalle made about the event. Check it out!

We have the following stunning lineup of acts specially selected for the occasion:

Pearse McGloughlin

Pearse 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 released a well-received EP entitled “Twine” earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new material for his forthcoming second album. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers.

Erin Fornoff

Erin hails from Asheville in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and currently lives in a cabin in the wilds of Wicklow. After writing a bit of poetry in high school and a single poem in college she decided she liked performing more than printing and moved into spoken word. Most recently she has performed her remarkable poetry at The Glor Sessions at the International, Speakeasy Cabaret in Greystones, Mindfield Festival 2011 and The Flat Lake Festival as well as other locations in the US. She has a unique poetic voice, an American accent, and performs with real passion. Get ready for melancholy and majesty.

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 Brownbread Players on Facebook). The troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh,  as well as our own 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!

We really look forward to seeing you there. Please spread the word to anyone you know who is going to the Electric Picnic. It is going to be a brilliant show!

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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 at Electric Picnic 2011

We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that the brownbread mixtape will be on in The Word tent in the Mindfield area of the Electric Picnic. The Word tent, curated and MCd by the inimitable Marty Mulligan, is one of the most interesting and eclectic places to spend time at the entire festival, so we are thrilled. Please spread the word and join us at 3.45pm on Sunday, Sept 4th. It is going to be a an absolutely unique and brilliant “Festival” themed show.

As usual we will present our classic madcap, raucous fun show with our resident MC and host Kalle Ryan at the helm, ably assisted by multi instru-mental-ist Enda Roche.

We have the following stunning lineup of acts specially selected for the occasion:

Pearse McGloughlin

Pearse 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 released a well-received EP entitled “Twine” earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new material for his forthcoming second album. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers.

Erin Fornoff

Erin hails from Asheville in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and currently lives in a cabin in the wilds of Wicklow. After writing a bit of poetry in high school and a single poem in college she decided she liked performing more than printing and moved into spoken word. Most recently she has performed her remarkable poetry at The Glor Sessions at the International, Speakeasy Cabaret in Greystones, Mindfield Festival 2011 and The Flat Lake Festival as well as other locations in the US. She has a unique poetic voice, an American accent, and performs with real passion. Get ready for melancholy and majesty.

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 Brownbread Players on Facebook). The troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh,  as well as our own 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!

We really look forward to seeing you there. Please spread the word to anyone you know who is going to the Electric Picnic. It is going to be a brilliant show!

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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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