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Paddy Wins ‘Promoter Of The Year’ Award

Small Man Wins Massive At UK Festival Awards

Christmas came early at Glasgowbury with festival founder Paddy Glasgow winning the ‘Promoter Of The Year’ Award at this year’s UK Festival Awards. The announcement was made at the UK Festival Awards ceremony at The Roundhouse, London on December 2nd   that was presented by Phil Jupitus [BBC Radio 2, Never Mind The Buzzcocks].

Reflecting on the award, Paddy Glasgow said: “It’s a great achievement for a pair of wellies to go over to London town and lift the award. On a serious note, it’s fantastic to be awarded such an accolade, particularly knowing that it has been chosen by your peers within the festival and events industry. I’m looking forward to our next venture that is Glasgowbury’s Cornstore Creative Hub in Draperstown in which we will continue to work with many creative individuals for many years to come. Look out for Small But MASSIVE, we may appear near you!”

The award, chosen by the UK Festival Awards panel and industry professionals saw Paddy in the last 8 from a list of 200 others. Other nominees included:

  • AEG Live
  • Count of Ten (Y Not, Truck, Brownstock, Tramlines)
  • Creamfields
  • Isle of Wight Festival team
  • Spring Music (Bearded Theory)
  • Rob Da Bank
  • Zoo Project Festival team

Check out tomorrow’s Daily Mirror [NI] for a feature on Paddy and the awards including interviews with the man himself and the UK Festival Awards director James Drury on why he won.

Paddy will also be on Stephen McCauley’s Electric Mainline show tonight [Thursday December 5th] at 7pm on BBC Radio Foyle discussing the award and what we are doing now post-festival.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the awards and the other festivals and supporting industries that have helped Glasgowbury to date.

 

 

 

GLASGOWBURY’S ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ SUMMER SESSIONS

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From 15th – 18th July Glasgowbury is running workshops for kids aged 8 – 18yrs in all things musical to complement the ongoing ‘Rural Key’ professional tuition programme that develops musicians throughout the year in the Creative Hub in Draperstown.

The ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ summer sessions are for young musicians looking to develop their technique, their confidence as live performers or simply just to have fun. So if you’re a guitarist, singer, songwriter, bassist, drummer, DJ or aspiring producer this is the place for you! There will be specific music workshops tailored for the complete beginner.

In addition, to introduce you to other programmes available at Glasgowbury’s Creative Hub there will be workshops in dance, digital music making, comic making, film making and theatre. The ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ Samba Band is also recruiting new members and there will be an opportunity to attend a session to see if this energising and stimulating musical activity is for you!

A highlight of the summer programme will be a performance opportunity for participants at the Creative Hub’s first all ages G Session headlined by, local band and Rural Key alumni, The Wood Burning Savages fresh from their appearance on the Radio 1 Introducing Stage at the mighty Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Glasgowbury are fortunate to have a great network of friends and colleagues who are excellent musicians and tutors. They all have a great deal of experience and have spent many years studying and honing their art as performers, writers, technicians and masters of their chosen instrument. Tutors for this programme include local songstress Shauna Tohill of ‘Silhouette’, The Wood Burning Savages, Paddy and Liam from Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas.

A number of workshops are free and others will have a nominal charge. Check online for full programme details.

Numbers are limited so early contact is advised to secure your place.

To register contact Glasgowbury:

02879628428

workshops@glasgowbury.com or call into the Creative Hub situated in the Cornstore, Back Road, Draperstown.

www.glasgowbury.com

The Summer Sessions have been supported by Workspace Ltd, DARD Rural Challenge programme, Arts Council NI through the Annual Support for Organisations programme and Samdec Security Enniskillen.

DATETIMEAGEACTIVITY
Tuesday 15th July
£3
10am – 12.30pm8– 11yrsAfrican/Samba drumming – learn rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument

Singing/Vocal Coaching – learn techniques and exercises to improve your singing voice

Electric Guitar – guitar sounds and the use of effects

£31.30pm – 4pm8-11 yrsAfrican/Samba drumming – learn rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument

Singing/Vocal Coaching – learn techniques and exercises to improve your singing voice

Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar – guitar sounds and the use of effects. Introduction to acoustic guitar playing for beginners

£26pm – 7.15pm8-11 yrsDance –choreography and improvisation using popular music videos
£27.30pm – 8.45pm12 – 18yrsDance  – choreography and improvisation using popular music videos
FOC6pm – 8.30pm14 yrs upTheatre Group Discussion & Info session for students studying performing arts or interested in theatre/drama
£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18yrsFilm Making Short film making using smart phones/ipads/digital cameras
Wednesday 16th July £310am – 12.30am8-11yrsComic Making  – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£310am – 12.30am8-11 yrsDjing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection

Digital Music Making – Using ipads and apps to make music

£31.30pm – 4pm8-11yrsComic Making  – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£31.30pm – 4pm8-11 yrsDjing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection

Digital Music Making – Using ipads and apps to make music

£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18yrsComic Making – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18 yrsDJing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection
Thursday 17th July £510am – 4pm12 – 18yrsArtist Development Get to know each other / jam session /Instrumental Techniques – electric & acoustic guitar, bass and drums / Songwriting / Vocal Coaching / Music Production (introduction to recording techniques)
FOC7pm – 9pm12yrs upSmall But Massive Samba Band – learn Brazilian and African rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument
FOC7pm – 9pm12 – 18yrsBeginners Acoustic Guitar – Introduction to acoustic guitar playing for beginners
Friday 18th July £510am – 4pm12 – 18yrsBand Development Workshop – Participants will get the opportunity to form a band and rehearse pre selected songs or own original pieces and develop stage presence.
5pm – 7pmRehearsals/soundcheck– Performers will get the chance to rehearse and soundcheck for the evening gig. Music production participants will assist with the stage set up and soundcheck.
7pm – 9pmG Session – all ages gig featuring some participants and headlined by The Wood Burning Savages

Glasgowbury Tutor Wins Songwriting Competition

Draperstown’s Gemma Bradley wins ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ act category at Resonate Project

 

The Resonate Project was set up in 2013 to document local music through Derry’s City of Culture year. Amongst the winners was 17-year-old Gemma Bradley, from Draperstown, winner of the ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ act. Her self-penned song ‘Wicker Men’, inspired by the cult film, wowed judges in the underage category. The live video itself was recorded at Glasgowbury’s new creative Hub, The Cornstore by local media company BScreen Creative Media based within the centre.

The voting was made up of public voting and judges within the arts sector. Gemma is an alumni of Glasgowbury’s Rural Key Project and now teaches guitar to our under 18’s.

Earlier this year, her collaboration with local artist Derry artist Paddy Nash saw her reach the final of the IMRO Christy Hennessy Song contest in Tralee.

‘The Resonate project has been great in providing the inspiration and opportunity for young musicians, said Bradley. ‘I feel I have grown as a performer throughout the City of Culture year. And it has provided tremendous role models like SOAK, who is only year older than me and has already achieved so much.’

Gemma got involved with Resonate when Glasgowbury was approached to put forward a number of acts playing at 2013’s festival to collaborate with each other.

Gemma Bradley was paired with Paddy Nash,

The Greased Palm with Orchid Collective, and

More Than Conquerors with Axis Of.

 

Check out all the collaborations here.

Latest Glasgowbury’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud

Glasgowbury Nominated In Irish Festival Awards

Glasgowbury nominated in 3 categories at this year’s awards.

Following Glasgowbury’s success at the UK Festival Awards in December [UK Promoter of the Year, Paddy Glasgow]. The festival has now been nominated in three categories at the Irish Festival Awards. The categories are:

Best Small Festival
Best Family Festival
Best Line Up

Voting is now open and you can vote here.

If you could take a minute of your time to vote for us that would be much appreciated.

If you have a bit more time, you can share the link on your social networks and ask your friends to get involved.

On Twitter, use the hashtag #irishfestawards [and #smallbutMASSIVE if you have the room!]

Thanks,

Paddy and The G Team

Culture Minister Congratulates Paddy On Award Win

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Paddy Glasgow on winning the ‘Promoter of the Year’ category at the UK Festival Awards.

Paddy won the award at a ceremony in the Roundhouse in London on Monday evening.

The Minister said: “I want to congratulate Paddy on winning this award. This is a significant remarkable achievement given that the Glasgowbury boss was up against such promoter’s as AEG Live, Creamfields, the Isle of Wight festival team and Rob Da Bank.”

“Glasgowbury was first launched in the hinterlands of Ballinascreen in the Sperrins in the year 2000 and has grown in popularity ever since and in 2013, for the first time ever the festival was over a two day period. In support of the City of Culture, Glasgowbury also teamed up with a Derry-based company CultureTECH to bring a technology inspired tent to the festival.”

“Once again, congratulations to Paddy and the whole team at Glasgowbury.”

 

Small But Massive Event Services

Small But Massive Event Services is a new innovative and enterprising business wing incorporated under the Glasgowbury umbrella.

As a rural based social enterprise sustaining year round activities such as the award winning Glasgowbury Music FestivalRural Key Music Project, and Rhythm And Blues workshops; Small But Massive fits in to a family of activities and initiatives which aim to, among other things, boost and improve the creative industries in NI.

Small But Massive Event Services will offer services under the three main headings of equipment hire, event management support and creative industries mentoring and advice.

It is the aim of Glasgowbury’s new business to offer its services, help and support particularly within the areas of:

  • the delivery of conferences, panels, product launches etc;
  • gigs and other events;
  • event management and advice;
  • music, live sound and dance workshops and other outreach services;
  • PA hire.

Small But Massive Event Services aims to become a driving force behind many of the events which make up a part of every community, sustaining both its and Glasgowbury’s passion to see rural areas thriving and professional events booming.

With a small and passionate team dedicated to creative deliverance, let Glasgowbury make a massive difference to your event.

For more information on Small But Massive Event Services or to find out how we can help your event or function, contact events@glasgowbury.com 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown.

 

 

Paddy Glasgow Nominated For ‘Promoter Of The Year’

Glasgowbury founder Paddy Glasgow has been nominated as ‘Promoter Of The Year’ at the UK Festival Awards. The nomination follows the festival’s short-listing in the ‘Best Small Festival’ category.

Upon hearing the news, Paddy Glasgow said: “Hearing that Glasgowbury had been shortlisted in the ‘Best Small Festival’ at the awards was great news for us, to hear that I have been shortlisted in the ‘Promoter Of The Year’ category is frankly unreal!

For a small, not-for-profit business with charitable status based in rural mid-Ulster to be in the same category as some of the biggest UK and European promotions companies is a real shock. We have spent thirteen years promoting new music here and now we are in the same category as people who promote internationally renowned artists, it’s fantastic.  In addition, the fact that we are the only Northern Ireland representation at the UK Festival Awards speaks volumes for the hard work done over the years by all in the Small But Massive team.”

The award, chosen by the Festival Awards board sees Paddy in the last 8 from a list of 200 others. See the contenders below:

  • AEG Live
  • Count of Ten (Y Not, Truck, Brownstock, Tramlines)
  • Creamfields
  • Isle of Wight Festival team
  • Spring Music (Bearded Theory)
  • Rob Da Bank
  • Zoo Project Festival team
  • Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at The Roundhouse, London on December 2nd. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all festivals and nominees the best of luck in their respective categories.

Glasgowbury Shortlisted in UK Festival Awards

We are delighted at the news that we have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Small Festival’ category of this year’s UK Festival Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

Upon hearing the news, Glasgowbury founder and Creative Director Paddy Glasgow said: “It’s a great achievement for a small, rural-based creative business which is in fact a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status to be sharing the stage with such heavy hitters in the festival arena. I’d like to thank everyone who has helped us throughout our 13 years at the heart of new music and to everyone who voted for us to get us this far.

This being the last year of the Glasgowbury festival, it is a great way to close one chapter in the Glasgowbury legacy as we move forward in our new creative hub in Draperstown to deliver a diverse range of programmes and courses for the community and creative individuals.  Watch out for ‘Small But MASSIVE’ event near you!”

The short listing sees Glasgowbury as the sole festival from Northern Ireland to be represented at the awards.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at The Roundhouse, London on December 2nd. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all festivals the best of luck in their respective categories.

Glasgowbury Nominated For Two Awards At The UK Festival Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the fourth consecutive year in the UK Festival Awards.

This year, we are up for two awards: BEST SMALL FESTIVAL and BEST TOILETS.

The awards which take place in December have just opened voting to the public and so we need YOUR help to get us to the next stage.

All you need to do is go to their website and vote. There you will also be entered into a great competition to win a pair of VIP tickets to every winning festival!

How you can help spread the word

Re-Post our statuses on your wall / Twitter

Mention @festival_awards [Twitter]  / @festivalawards [Facebook] and #smallbutMASSIVE in your posts about the awards

Tell all your friends, and remind them of the great prize!

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