- 15 Nov 21
Winter Pride will take place at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks on December 31st from 8pm-late. Róisín Murphy will join the Mother DJs and Panti Bliss for the queer occasion.
Ireland’s queen of the avant-garde, Róisín Murphy, has been announced as the headliner for Mother's Winter Pride block party on New Year's Eve.
A special solo Mother show with a stunning visual production will take place on December 31st, with a queer end of the year to remember.
Róisín Murphy first became known in the 1990s as one-half of the UK alternative dance duo Moloko, before embarking on a solo career that has revealed her wonderfully idiosyncratic music, fashion, and performance sensibilities. Murphy remains still one of the most fearlessly original female artists around.
Back in April, six months after the release of her acclaimed, Choice Music Prize-nominated album Róisín Machine, Murphy revealed a new remix album was on the way – Crooked Machine. Produced by Crooked Man, aka DJ Parrot, the new project is a reinterpretation of her 2020 album, and it was released digitally on April 30, and on vinyl on June 11, as part of Record Store Day. Róisín shared 'Assimilation' from the project, which is a rework of 'Simulation'.
“Parrot doesn’t try to be ‘cool,’ I reckon that’s the last thing on his mind,” she commented in a statement about working with the producer on the new LP. “I think Crooked Machine is one of his greatest achievements so far... I think I prefer it to the original album, slightly less me and all the more ‘cool’ for it!”
The Mother DJs will be joined by national treasure Panti Bliss, who - after her glittering turn as host of our last Block Party - will be counting us all down to midnight and ringing in 2022. Mother will also be announcing a whole host of other DJs, drag and queer performers over the coming weeks.
Set in the beautiful surrounds of the National Museum of Ireland, celebrate Winter Pride outdoors across two stages of queer performance with bars, food stalls, hot drinks, and everything you need for an unforgettable end to 2021.
Tickets priced from €50 and booking fee are on sale now here.
Revisit Hot Press' September 2020 interview with Róisín Murphy here.