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The Small But Massive Film Club Presents – “Stand By Me”

The Small But Massive Film Club Presents – “Stand By Me”

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right

Doors: 5.30pm
ADM: £3

Sunday Unplugged

The first Sunday Unplugged of the year is here & boy do we have a gig for you! This month features two very talented artists. Gemma Bradley & Larks!

Gemma Bradley is a singer/songwriter based in Derry and Dublin, Ireland.
Recent festivals she has played at include: BARE in the Woods, Glasgowbury, Foyle Folk Festival, Culture Tech, Women of the World Festival, the Red Sails Festival,RTE’s Other Voices Music Trail and Stendhal Festival.

She was a finalist in the 2013 IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Writing Competition for which she co-wrote a song with Paddy Nash, ‘The Old Country’. Gemma also won the ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ category of the City of Culture/Resonate music video contest in December 2013 with her song ‘Wicker Men’. This song was also voted best song by the judges at the 2014 Irish Youth Music Awards. Gemma also reached the final of the Big Music Project, which was held at the Indigo at the O2 in London in February 2015 where she impressed a panel of industry judges with her unique vocal and songwriting abilities.

She released her debut single Wicker Men in February 2015 and has released her EP ‘Firewalk’, which is availble to download on iTunes, her new single ‘Berserk’ made it’s way onto the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist and will be available from 19.01.18

LARKS is the exciting new project from Fiona O’Kane. Fiona cut her teeth in the local music scene fronting the critically acclaimed Runaway Go. LARKS was born from a necessity to progress and to push the boundaries of O’Kane’s musical horizons.

LARKS sees Fiona take a fresh approach to her strong songwriting ability. She draws influences from rhythmic Electronic based beats, infused with Indie & Alternative sensibilities, all the while keeping her sincere, heart felt lyrics as strong as ever. LARKS is sure to join the ranks of Irelands best over the next few years. O’kane is strong, callable, progressive and talented.

DOORS: 6pm
ADM: Pass The Hat

Annual Charity Sing-A-Long with Paddy Nash & Friends

Rock and Roll right on over to G HQ for our Final and rather festive Sunday Unplugged of the year! Join all of us here at G HQ to sing some christmas songs, have some craic and spread some festive cheer! Get down early to avoid disappointment! This is one Sunday Unplugged you won’t want to miss! Paddy Nash and his friends will join us this year, so get down early you know you want to 😉

Doors: 8pm
Adm: Pass the Hat

Small but Massive Film Club Presents- The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Small But Massive Film Club poll is now closed and the people have spoken. 🎅🎄🎅

This months film screening is going to be 🥁*Drum Roll*
Jim Henson’s “The Muppet Christmas Carol”
Doors @ 17:30

Sunday 17th of December
£3 Entry

If you’re planning to join us for this magical evening advance notice would be greatly appreciated, get in touch with us here or at G HQ!

G-Sessions – Unholy Gospel band

Featuring songs by Mahalia Jackson, The Staple Singers, James Brown and much more, The Unholy Gospel Band, as the name suggests ‘ain’t holy but the music is gospel’ and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping.

The band is comprised of five local musicians of the highest pedigree.
Cormac Neeson from Newcastle, County Down, has spent the last ten years touring the world with his world famous band, The Answer, selling over a quarter of a million records in the process and squeezing an AC/DC world tour into the equation for good measure.

Michael Mormecha, who drums for the band, also fronts the high flying Mojo Fury, as well as being an established producer and songwriter.

Claire McCartney, on keyboards and vocals, fronts her own all girl band, Voksen, which recently sold out its EP launch gig in Belfast.

Andy Toman on vocals and lead guitar, is one of Northern Ireland’s most accomplished players, blending country, folk and gypsy jazz styles together in order to form his own unique vibe.

Downpatrick’s very own Eamonn Hanlon completes the line-up and just happens to be one of the greatest session Bass players this side of the Himalayas.

The idea for The Unholy Gospel Band was first conceived by singer and founder of the band, Cormac Neeson whilst touring America with The Answer. Numerous visits to great music cities such as Chicago, Memphis and Nashville, where on any given Sunday he would find a Gospel brunch serving up good food and great music, convinced him that this was an experience that his homeland of Northern Ireland was clearly missing out on.

ADM: £7 on the door OR Advance Tickets £5 (plus service charge) tickets available by clicking here or at Glasgowbury HQ


DOORS @ 8pm

Sunday Unplugged: Niamh Mc Glinchey & James Bradley

Niamh’s roots are in Folk and Traditional Music, however in recent years Niamh has ventured into Country and Bluegrass also; not to mention composing and performing her own material. Niamh’s musical influences include; Cara Dillon, Mary Black, Kate Rusby, Alison Krauss,The Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris, Kimmie Rhodes and Willie Nelson.

Niamh took part in many singing competitions including; Lough Neagh Feis, Scor and Fleadhs, which helped fine-tune her abilities. Niamh has performed on many prestigious platforms; Millenium Forum Derry, An Driaocht Theatre Blanchardstown, Craic Theatre Coalisland, Burnavon Theatre Cookstown, Iveigh Theatre Banbridge, Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen, Olympia Theatre Dublin and none other than the hallowed turf of Croke Park for the National League Final in 2008. Also notable are live performances on radio stations including; Downtown Radio, BBC Radio Ulster/Radio Foyle and Mid 106.

In recent times, Niamh has supported numerous artists including; Daniel O’Donnell, Louise Morrissey, Bagatelle, Frances Black, Derek Ryan, Andy Irvine, Mickey Coleman and more recently Nathan Carter.

Support from James Bradley. The father of 4 is an experienced artist on the local cover scene and recently quit a management role in retail to pursue his dream. The EP ‘Better Place’ cites influences including The Jam, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Counting Crows and gives us a glimpse of the range of songs we should expect in the future. He has been gathering a solid fan base by doing prestigious gigs like The Grocers Ball at the Culloden Hotel and The Rory McIlroy Foundational. Regular radio play on Q Radio as well as a recent glowing review in HotPress Magazine shows Bradley’s potential.

Bring Your Own Booze

G-Sessions The Bonnevilles & The Wood Burning Savages

Veterans of the music festival and the G-Sessions are Back! The Bonnevilles are here once more with reviews such as “Ulster power-duo combine punch with songwriting panache-Coruscating filthy fuzz!” from Classic Rock!! Support will be provided by Rural Key Alumni Wood Burning Savages with their new single hot off the press. This is one G-Session you wont wanna miss!!

ADM: £7 on the door £5 (plus service charge) for presale tickets available online or throught HQ
DOORS @ 7pm

Anyone who buys presale tickets will be entered into a draw to win a merch goodiebag!

Spooky G Halloween Disco

Due to unforeseen circumstances we regret that we have to cancel our Halloween Disco.

People who have bought advance tickets will be reimbursed.

Have a great weekend whatever you’re at!

Rural Key – Set the Tone


“I am making music that I am proud of and this is something the Rural Key project and Glasgowbury inspired me to do”
John Gribbin
(New York based Building Pictures)

Calling young bands, musicians, singers and songwriters!

Glasgowbury is a Draperstown based music, arts and multi media organisation whose aim is to provide access to creative activity to those from rural communities. ‘Rural Key – Set the Tone’ is an opportunity for young people to join a music programme aimed at creative and personal development, giving them a safe space to progress musically and network with other musicians.

With sponsorship from IMRO (Irish Music Right’s Organisation), who are synonymous with helping to showcase and support emerging talent, we are excited to get the next phase of workshops underway.

Starting on Saturday October 14th ,10am – 3pm, ‘Rural Key – Set the Tone’ will see the Cornstore Creative Hub buzz with music workshops that will focus on building confidence in your instrument and performance abilities along with learning new technology skills. Course content will include artist/band development and performance, exploring song writing and cover songs, music technology and recording.

The initial course will take place over 4 weeks. After the course ends young participants will have the opportunity to continue to meet and use the Cornstore as a creative space to further develop their music and skills. It is an invaluable experience for those involved, to meet like minded people and have fun. It is a particularly good stepping stone for those participants interested in exploring higher education opportunities and careers in the music and creative industries.

The ‘Rural Key’ project started in 2004 and over the last 13 years has been a driver for community based music education offering everything from basic music tuition in a variety of instruments to the release of original music EP’s and albums.

Rural Key Alumni include:

Shauna Tohill (London based Rews)/Marshall Records) -“My expectations were met and exceeded; they go out of their way to help peoples creativity flourish… In one sentence, my experience with Glasgowbury has been (and is) such a fantastic one – They have given me the confidence to be who I am today as a musician (and a person).

Shea Tohill (Dublin based Orchid Collective) – “Glasgowbury/The Rural Key has provided complete inspiration, encouragement and great advice, loads of tea, opportunities to get involved in music, playing great gigs meeting new people and forming new friendships.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in and you are aged 15 and over then get in touch with us.
Email us at or call us on 02879628428.

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