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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

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 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.

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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.

 

 

New Classes Commence This January

Now we’ve settled into our new home at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown; we’ve put together our new programme of classes and workshops to see us in to 2014.

*You will see that a number of workshops have deadlines, this is due to high demand for courses in the past and as such is a guideline. If you are interested in a workshop and the deadline has passed, please still contact us and we will endeavour to facilitate you.

Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Programme – Commencing January 18th
Aged 16-30 and interested in starting your own business but don’t know where to start? On January 18th, Glasgowbury will host a free interactive workshop in Rural Youth Entrepreneurship, a programme facilitated by the Rural Development Council and Advantage. Designed to raise awareness of self-employment, the programme supports 16-30 year olds to identify business ideas and consider if self-employment could work for them.

The initiative supports Glasgowbury’s creative mentoring scheme; an ongoing programme of support to young, local creatives.

Deadline for registration: December 18th*

For further info and to register contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore, Draperstown.

Glasgowbury ‘Hot Desks’ – Commencing January 18th
From January, Glasgowbury will provide bookable ‘Hot Desks’ at the Cornstore Creative Hub which will give access to specialist multi-media equipment and advice and support to young creatives and new businesses.

For further info and to register contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown.

 

Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Workshops Return – 15-16th January
Workshops offering an introduction to acoustic guitar and percussion (Samba Band and Drum Circle).

The workshops will take place in Glasgowbury’s new creative hub, The Cornstore, Draperstown, for young people aged 11 – 25yrs from 15-16th January

£1 per session. Instruments can be supplied.

Deadline for registration: December 18th*

For further info and to register contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown and join the fun.

 

BT Connected Communities Returns on January 21st

After last year’s massively successful introduction, BT Connected Communities returns this January. Initially only a six week course, the programme became a yearlong series of courses due to phenomenal demand. The programme is aimed at providing on the ground access to computers and IT support so that everyone has the chance to get online.

Under BT’s drive to get people tech savvy, Glasgowbury will become a rural creative hub for the Connected Communities project, offering tuition in everything from the basics of getting started online to using the web to meet your needs.

“Simply put, we believe everyone should be connected,” said a spokesperson for BT. “With BT Connected Communities we’ll show how easy it is to go online and experience the World Wide Web – and how it can help make your life better.”

The programme will be tailored to the needs of the participants so registration is essential. Topics include: Using your computer for photos, protecting your computer, Internet safety with children, online banking amongst many others.

Classes commence on January 21st and will run for 6 weeks

Deadline for registration: December 18th*

It is Glasgowbury’s aim to expand the initiative to eventually offer creative classes in various software and computer development.

For more information on the Connected Communities programmes and to register for the course, contact Glasgowbury on 028 796 28428 or call into our offices at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown.

 

Rural Key Project

The Rural Key Music Project is a dynamic initiative, based in Draperstown which gives young musicians a step up the musical ladder with intensive workshops covering all aspects of the music industry.

As part of The Rural Key Music Project, we are offering Guitar & Drums tuition throughout the year for people aged 8-18 which run on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Beginners and intermediates welcome.

To get involved in the Rural Key Music Project or to find out anything about Glasgowbury’s various workshops, get in touch at: workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown and join the fun.


Six Pack Club
The Six Pack Club is a guitar tutoring club for adults of all abilities. The club takes place every Wednesday from 5pm in our new creative hub, The Cornstore, Draperstown. Lessons are £6 and last for half an hour.

If you would like to learn guitar, or just polish up on your skills, contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office at The Cornstore Creative Hub, Draperstown and join the fun.

Glasgowbury October Newsletter

Glasgowbury Nominated For 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!

 

Glasgowbury Picnic At CultureTECH Festival, Derry 

Last month, Glasgowbury had it’s first live event since the festival at CultureTECH Festival, Derry. The concept was a scaled-down version of the festival at the city’s Guildhall Square, and we went for it!

Festival acts The Greased Palm, Silhouette, Shay Whaylan, Ed Zealous, The Clameens, and The Woodburning Savages all played on the main stage to a packed square with as much fervour as they had up the mountain. In addition, BM Promotions were in attendance doing kids activities and the Samba band kept the festival feeling alive.

Check out the gallery for some great shots of the day.

 

Paddy Glasgow Attends Opening Of Julien Frier’s ‘Rhythm And Hues’ Exhibition In Derry

North Coast artist Julien Friers and father of Rory and Ewen Friers [And So I Watch You From Afar and Axis Of respectively] has done a series of portraits of musical icons from across Ireland.

The exhibition was launched in Derry’s London Street Gallery on September 27th

The exhibition includes 16 portraits of famous faces which include amongst others: Henry McCullough, Bronagh Gallagher, Dave Fanning, Gay McIntyre, and of course, Paddy Glasgow.

Check out the gallery for some shots of the night.

 

Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Workshops

To increase opportunities and access to music in rural areas, Glasgowbury is offering subsidised introductory workshops in guitar and Samba drumming for people aged 11-25. The project which commenced in September has already proved very popular.

There are still a small number of slots available for both guitar and Samba drumming workshops available.

For further info and to register contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office. Come and join the fun!

See the gallery to see what fun we’ve had so far

 

Resonate Project Collaboration In Christie Hennessy Song Competition Final

A song collaboration between Glasgowbury staple Paddy Nash and Rural Key participant Gemma Bradley has made it to the final of the Christie Hennessy Song Competition. The song was written as part of Resonate, a collaborative music project in which two acts came together to write and record a song within a 12 hour window at Blast Furnace Studios, Derry. The project also saw festival acts The Greased Palm partner with Orchid Collective and Axis Of with More Than Conquerors respectively.

The final takes place on October 19th in Tralee, Co. Kerry. We wish the pair every success at the awards.

Check out the gallery to view photographs from the project

Listen to all the songs below

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Glasgowbury Event Management

September also saw a number of outings for Glasgowbury Events Management. The production team saw to it that the new local library opening and Workspace conference went smoothly. If you would like the Glasgowbury Event Management team to assist you at an upcoming event, please contact us here.

 

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Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Workshops This August

Rhythm ‘n Blues – workshops offering an introduction to acoustic guitar and percussion (Samba Band and Drum Circle).

The workshops will take place in Glasgowbury’s new creative hub, The Corn Store, Draperstown, for young people aged 11 – 25yrs, 19th – 21st August.

Guitar 10am – 12.30pm each day

Percussion 1.30pm – 4pm each day.

£1 per session. Instruments can be supplied.

For further info and to register contact workshops@glasgowbury.com / 02879628428 / or call into the office. Come and join the fun!


Rhythm & Blues A5

 

Glasgowbury becomes a ‘Connected Community’

Glasgowbury are proud to announce an exciting partnership with BT’s ‘Connected Communities’ initiative which will see the Draperstown organisation offer computer courses in the local area.

The programme is aimed at providing on the ground access to computers and IT support so that everyone has the chance to get online.

Under BT’s drive to get people tech savvy, Glasgowbury will become a hub for the Connected Communities project, offering teaching in everything from the basics of getting started online.

“Simply put, we believe everyone should be connected,” said a spokesperson for BT.

“With BT Connected Communities we’ll show how easy it is to go online and experience the World Wide Web – and how it can help make your life better.”

Glasgowbury will offer classes on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at their office space on the Tobermore Road in Draperstown, beginning on Tuesday 25th September.

The first sessions will focus on getting people started with the use of computers including the basics of IT and internet use and the course will run for a maximum of six weeks.

It is Glasgowbury’s aim to expand the initiative to eventually offer creative classes in various software and computer development.

For more information on the Connected Communities programmes and to register for the course, contact Glasgowbury on 028 796 28428.

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