We couldn’t let some of our favourite things from the past month fall through the cracks. From hurling-inspired clothing collections to magazine birthdays and the intimate bedroom sets showcasing your favourite acts, here’s just a few of the highlights from the past thirty days.
Irish Fashion designer Martha McLoughlin fused inspiration from hurling and Irish rave culture for an up-cycled Umbro collection. The outfit integrates classic hurling attire with contemporary rave wear for Umbro’s “Make New” campaign, which encouraged upcycling of old Umbro wear to create something truly unique and boundary-pushing. The outfit also represents a contrast between historically rural and urban Ireland. Mimicking the brutalist imagery of ripped posters on concrete walls and graffiti by using Ogham Stone patterns and Celtic symbolism.
Since July, lips2ears have been providing a platform for local Irish talent through hour-long cyphers, unplugged performances live from a car boot and setting liminal spaces alight with a range of DJs. Archiving not only music culture but youth culture throughout Ireland, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to genre and art form.
Abode, the independent curated clothing and lifestyle store, has finally touched down in Temple Bar. The formerly online store is transitioning from the virtual world after success with their selection of independent brands from Ireland and further afield. Pop in for a browse of those brands that are next up.
A behemoth of a night to show Irish solidarity with and raise money for medical aid in Palestine. On 28 November, originally Vicar Street was set to be taken over by some of the biggest names in Irish music including Mercury Prize-nominated Lankum who are joined by the likes of Damien Dempsey and Lisa O’Neill. However, due to huge demand, the show has been moved to the 3Arena with tickets going on sale on 10 November. Grab tickets here.
Congratulations to our Belfast-based brethren who are having their third birthday on 9th November. Encompassing contemporary culture in The North since 2020, documenting how truly vibrant Belfast is. To celebrate this achievement, the Yeong Fellas will be hosting a live music event featuring Crystal Dawn, Célia Tiab and Andrew Moore at the Oh Yeah Centre. Big Yeeeoo!
Queer non-profit organisation, Outhouse, have curated an auction which has brought together 200 artists who have contributed over 400 artworks. The auction commenced on 4 November, lasting two days to raise essential funds to support Outhouse’s efforts to be a hub for the LGBT+ community within Dublin.
A visually stunning series documenting Irish artists performing from their bedroom. After an 11-month hiatus, the series has returned to capture Soda Blonde’s dreamscape sound. If you haven’t seen bedroom sets before, then there’s no reason not to dive into the back catalogue of fantastically shot live with an array of Irish sounds coming live from bed.