When Paddy and Stella Glasgow bid us farewell at Eagles Rock in 2013, we knew they would return to live music… it was just a matter of time.
And this weekend marks their return with, Live in the Loft, a Double EP launch with Gemma Bradley and Men of Mountains presented by Glasgowbury.
Draperstown’s Gemma Bradley has developed as an artist under the watchful eye of the Glasgowbury team since attending a singer/songwriter workshop at the age of nine. Returning from her performance as NI’s only finalist in the ‘Big Music Project’ at the o2 in London, Gemma is set to perform her EP ‘Firewalk’, for the first time with full band support.
Winning the ‘Under-18’ section of the City of Culture Resonate competition in 2013 with her previous EP ‘Wicker Men’, not to mention its recognition as Best Song at the Irish Youth Music Awards in 2014 – the pressure is on for Firewalk!
With all this behind her Gemma is on the right path to pursue her dream as a singer/songwriter.
Mid-Ulster’s Men of Mountains are fresh onto the scene having been together for less than a year. Bringing their talent to the Rural Key workshops, they are set to release their debut EP, ‘Best Things.’ This melodic prog-rock quartet have a bright future ahead of them in the music scene and this launch will be the start of it.
Glasgowbury’s Creative Hub is what enticed the Glasgowbury team away from the festival. They have put all their passion, time and energy into the space for the young and old to come along to explore the arts.
The Hub has given Gemma and Men of Mountains open access to quality equipment, space and most importantly direction from Paddy and the entire Glasgowbury team. According Men of mountains, the launch is going to be full of energy and mosh-pits… how could anyone refuse?
Speaking to Paddy he said, “We are very excited for our first gig in our own venue, we will be showcasing the talents of young people from the Mid Ulster district. It’s a great opportunity for the young artists and the young people of the area, getting the chance to experience live music.”
Their showcase is part of Glasgowbury’s ongoing, award winning Rural Key programme that would not have been possible without the funding from Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
Once again, something so small that is making a MASSIVE impact.
Glasgowbury Creative Hub Draperstown
Saturday 28th March
All ages 5pm-7pm £2
Over 18’s 9pm-11pm £5 (BYOB)