Feedback – What you Say!

Here are just some of the nice things that people have had to say about Glasgowbury:


“Our first ever headline of an Irish festival which made it all the more special ”
Mark Hamilton, Ash

“…it’s the most innovative and authentic and sheerly enjoyable musical festival in these islands”
Eamonn McCann, Belfast Telegraph

“Forget Glastonbury, here’s Glasgowbury, one of the biggest and best loved independent music festivals in Ireland ”
David Roy, Irish News

“…take in the breathtaking beauty that is the Glasgowbury setting, this really is something special”
Sig Doherty, Cluas

“The festival has grown from the original ‘small but massive’ concept into just ‘massive’ with the biggest acts on the local scene clamouring to get involved.”
Mark Whyte, Daily Mirror

“Glasgowbury is an annual celebration of all that’s best in Irish music culture”
Hot Press Magazine


“We have a long running friendship with Paddy, Stella and the rest of the guys that have worked tirelessly over the years to establish the Glasgowbury group as an organisation at the forefront of grassroots music here in Northern Ireland. From the very first time we played the Glasgowbury Festival back in 2007 as a young band very much at the beginning of our careers, we were made to feel so welcome and gained a sense of family connection with them that exists to this day.

Myself and Rory were extremely privileged to be invited down to the Cornstore last summer to take part in drums and guitar workshops and had the opportunity to work directly with young musicians brought together by Glasgowbury to share and learn new techniques and find their own voice as a musician. The format of workshops at the Cornstore creates a laid back and welcoming atmosphere for the young musicians that allow them to express themselves and ask questions that they might not have had the chance to do in any other environment. Myself and Rory found it really satisfying to be able to recount a lot of our own experiences as musicians, from how we’ve progressed with our instruments over the years as well as experience our time touring.

We were two of countless workshops they run throughout the year; what Glasgowbury are providing is an arena in which young aspiring musicians can develop their own style as well as having access to experienced musicians that they can draw value lessons from and become better musicians as a result.”

And So I Watch You From Afar

“Every participant noticed a significant improvement in their mood, sleeping pattern and ability to cope with everyday life”

“The tutors were focused and sensitive to the needs of the young people”

“Glasgowbury has played a huge role in my career”

“He finds it as a method of stress relief”

“Glasgowbury holds a special place in my heart – it’s more than just music, it is an ethos, a community, a way of life”

“As a result of taking part in Creative Computing I have become more active in the community”

“It really gives her more confidence”

“You can learn a new instrument and make friends while doing it”

“It helps her with her performing arts GCSE”

“Glasgowbury is an asset to our community. It offers a unique accessible service at a very affordable level, very friendly and welcoming environment”

“The location is vital as we live so rurally and would miss so much if this facility didn’t exist”
“My kids are learning valuable and worthwhile skills”

“It is refreshing to see such an initiative in the area which greatly enhances the lives of local young people and helps develop skills which will be put to good use in their later lives and careers”

“It is more than just learning notes and songs”

“From his 10 week guitar programme my son has felt a sense of achievement”

“Glasgowbury has been an integral part of our transition whilst settling into the Draperstown community”

“He is disciplined with practice and rehearsals”

“I was very glad to get some industry experience on my CV”

“Glasgowbury has provided complete inspiration, encouragement and great advice”

“This has been such a positive experience”

“They have given me the confidence to be who I am today”

“The Rural Key programme changed my life”

“I came to Glasgowbury for work experience and got so much more than that”

“I just wanted to say thank you!”

“You guys do great work, to inspire people of all ages, create wonderful opportunities for musicians and artists, bring people together and add incredible worth to the wonderful and ever growing artistic community of NI and Ireland”

“The advice and guidance I received from the team over the years has been invaluable”

“The Rural Key turned out to be the most all encompassing, confidence building, and most importantly, hopeful, course I have ever been on”