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It’s here! – The Brownbread Mixtape Podcast #01 – Pearse McGloughlin

Hey everybody. We are delighted to announce that our first ever podcast is finally recorded, mixed and up online. Our very first guest is singer-songwriter and longtime friend of the live show, Pearse McGloughlin, who has just released his second album In Movement. We had a fantastic chat with him about his life in music, his inspirations & influences, as well as capturing a spectacular pair of songs in studio with us. We also took some time to listen back to a few of Pearse’s choices from our extensive audio archive of our monthly live show, which include lovely music, poetry and comedy selections of past performers. Overall it is a great first episode with some nice surprises and a few exclusives. We are currently navigating the difficult digital terrain of putting the show up on iTunes, so in the meantime we are just really keen for you to hear the podcast. So, you can listen to it in the embedded Soundcloud player below or download it and play it on your portable audio device of choice. We will have another update in the coming days about how to subscribe to us on iTunes. In the meantime, do share the link to the podcast around and please, please, please let us know what you think of it. That part is really important to us! So, send us a tweet, talk to us on Facebook or send us an aul email to us at thebrownbreadmixtape@gmail.com. Thanks so much for your continued support and enjoy the podcast!

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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

Kalle - 7 Deadly Facts (c) Colm MacAthlaoich

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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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Werner Herzog : Skanger Man – *NEW* studio version!

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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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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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A little foulmouthed cartoon about The Brownbread Mixtape at Electric Picnic 2011

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Happy Bloomsday bud! – A newer view of James Joyce

It’s that time of year in Ireland when everyone pretends they have read Joyce’s lauded masterpiece Ulysses and get together to reenact moments from the epic novel (all of which takes place in a single day, June 16th). Like so many others, I never made it through the book. I tried. Despite being lauded as possibly the greatest novel of all time, I can’t help it fails one major criteria for a great novel, namely readability. It really feels like an awful lot of solipsistic inpenetrable old bollocks that makes little or no sense. But maybe that’s just me. Legions of scholars and bores have made a career out of dissecting it, so good luck to them. The best interpretation of James Joyce though is surely reserved for this sketch by The Brownbread Players where a mashed Dublin skanger analyses Finnegan’s Wake under the watchful eye of legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog.

 

 

Enjoy your Bloomsday everyone, whether you’ve read the novel or not. It is as good an excuse as any to dress up in silly clothes, have a few scoops and take pride in being brilliant and Irish. But if someone tries to coax you into picking up a copy of the novel to read it, just smile knowingly and say: “no I said no I won’t No”.

 

 

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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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Flat Lake Festival – A modern classic in the traditional mould

Our Brownbread Players, Kalle, Sean and Brian (and special guest star Jessica Ryan),  just got back from performing at the Flat Lake festival in Monaghan. It was incredible amounts of fun.We managed to draw a wonderfully warm and engaged crowd for our sketch show, which grew as the show went on. Ripples of laughter became roars, small claps and whistles became hollers for more. It was a cracking night and we are most grateful to all who came to see us and for the kind, effusive praise you gave us afterwards. (Check out many of the sketches you saw on our YouTube channel!) Thanks also to the dude who critiqued our portrayal of German people, only to realize we were portraying a specific German director by the name of Werner Herzog. It was a really special night that had us buzzing for hours afterwards. High fives all round.

Overall, the festival is truly unique with a really relaxed, welcoming, familial atmosphere with quality performances aimed at both the heart and head. Where else would you be able to see John Banville, Sam Shepard and The Rubberbandits on the same bill? The Gonzo Theatre tent, curated excellently by Phil Doherty, was the focal point of much of our time there and we got to see outstanding poetry that silenced the room by Colm Keegan; a wonderful reading by ledgebag and icon Sam Shepard who recounted terrific tales of crystal meth, violin music and shooting films with directors in New Mexico; a fantastic musical performance by Pearse McGloughlin and his band (featuring our very own percussive pointman Enda Roche); a raucous and energetic gig by old school next-big-things Whipping Boy (whose singer is an incredible energetic frontman who sadly has about as many notes drowning in his head as he has teeth these days); and a madcap, magnificent poetry slam hosted by the comedic genius pairing of The Gombeens.

Much of the rest of the fabulous festival was spent soaking up the sun (or being slightly lashed by the wind and rain on Sunday) and lazing around, drinking quietly in the sweet sunshine, laughing and sharing moments, watching the kids play, eating delicious food, wandering through the Rose Garden and magnificent grounds of the house and estate, stumbling in to a reading or performance and smiling at the pure excellence of it, watching people dance in the halflight of a summer night, feeling the incredible goodwill and positive energy from all around. In other words, it is easily one of the best festivals in Ireland and it is an absolute must on everyone’s social calendar for next year. If we were to describe it to an outsider, we would say that it is like wandering through a particularly good novel – intriguing, inviting, delightful and when it is over, you wish you could start at the beginning again.

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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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