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  • Northside East

Locals vying to win Miss Burlesque Ireland 2019 title

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:00pm
Locals vying to  win Miss Burlesque Ireland 2019 title

DialEmma (left) and Ruby Noir will be competing for the title. PHOTO: MICKAEL BJORN

Locals vying to  win Miss Burlesque Ireland 2019 title

DialEmma (left) and Ruby Noir will be competing for the title. PHOTO: MICKAEL BJORN

A NORTHSIDE woman is looking forward to taking part in her first Miss Burlesque Ireland competition later this month.

Ruby Noir, a Malahide-born Dubliner currently residing in North Strand, has been singing and performing on cabaret stages around the country for well over a decade.  

Ruby took home the title of Miss Pinup Ireland in 2017, wowing audiences at the Dublin International Tattoo Convention with her captivating vocals and retro style.

This is Ruby’s first time to enter Miss Burlesque. The competition will be taking place on Saturday, July 27 in Liberty Hall. 

“It’s very exciting to be taking part in the competition this year,” said Ruby.

“I’m also pretty new to burlesque as a performance style but Miss Burlesque Ireland has a fantastic history of incredible performers and I can’t wait to be part of that line up!”

DialEmma, who hails from Tallaght and has been living in Smithfield for the past 10 years, will be joining Ruby in the competition. 

She has been a well-known regular of the Dublin cabaret, drag, and burlesque scenes since the year 2000 when she began her performance career in The George.

DialEmma took part in the competition last year and was delighted to place as second runner-up.

“Burlesque was a relatively new string to my performance bow last year, so when I entered and placed third I was absolutely thrilled. I’m hungry to do at least one better this year however!” joked DialEmma.

Ruby and DialEmma have been friends for almost 15 years and have collaborated on nearly as many projects together.

Both performers are founding members of underCURRENT Seriously Camp Cabaret.

For the past eight months they have been co-hosting on the pop culture podcast, Giving Me Life, which is also co-hosted and produced by DialEmma’s wife, Lady K.

And the pals have turned their mutual love for vintage glamour into an educational experience by co-creating the Vintage and Pinup hairstyling workshops, The Brush Out Bombshells.

Most recently the pair travelled to Rijeka, Croatia to take part in the Croatian Burlesque and Cabaret Festival 2019 with a glittering line up of international performers.

The competition will comprise three rounds: a Red Carpet Parade where the contestants show off their performance personalities through their extravagant costumes; the Traditional round which celebrates the roots of burlesque from the 1880s to the early 1960s; and finally the Unique round in which the performers can choose any style and incorporate props and tricks to make their performances truly spectacular. Tickets are available now for Miss Burlesque via

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