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What about curating JOY?

What about curating JOY?

Okay, so think it’s safe to say we all have gotten comfortable with hitting the “unfollow” button on our various social media platforms! But what about curating JOY in your social media feeds? This year in particular caused us to reexamine our social media habits— what we consume, who we follow, why we follow them, how we feel after scrolling…. etc. While we’ve been tempted a number of times to give up on it altogether, for many of us it’s part of our jobs and livelihood so we knew we needed to find a way to curate an experience that...

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How to Make a Proper Cup of Irish Tea

How to Make a Proper Cup of Irish Tea

You may be under the impression that this is a simple “puff-piece” by your Rend Collective family. But we can assure you, nothing is more serious than knowing the proper way to make a cup of Irish tea. In the U.K. and Ireland when we say tea we aren’t talking about any type of tea. Herbal teas are NOT tea— they are herbal teas. We are talking about the queen’s marvellous black tea (or if you’re really posh like our friend Alice, that sometimes means Earl Grey. But for the rest of us it’s just black tea— Darjeeling and Assam...

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Our Top 3 Favourite Places to Play

Our Top 3 Favourite Places to Play

So perhaps we were just feeling nostalgic for the old days of touring, but we were reminiscing about our favourite shows and thought we’d share. (Remember live shows? Nah, us neither.) We obviously haven’t included our Dublin and Belfast shows in this list because hometown shows are just special and we’re super biased towards them! 🤣 Each night on the road has it’s own kind of beauty and magic, but there are some places we play that ALWAYS bring a ton of energy and joy. It doesn’t matter if we’ve played there before or if it’s been years, there are...

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Five Books that Got Us Through 2020

Five Books that Got Us Through 2020

There wasn’t a lot that was great about 2020, so like most people, we’re looking for the silver linings. One of our favourite parts of last year was the extra time we got to spend reading. Whether it was after putting the kids to bed, or listening to an audiobook while running errands around town, we’ve got a few books we thought we’d share here in no particular order.  Prayer by Philip Yancey — This isn’t a new book, but it is a good one. If this year has left you a bit disillusioned with prayer and you find yourself...

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