Creating & producing innovative & unique projects and programmes for youth services since 2007. Here’s some of the highlights.
Calling Young Musicians ages 10 – 20 in Ireland!
Garageland is proud to announce a national online Irish youth music festival in June 2021. Full details to be announced soon.
- The day will be broadcast across a number of online platforms and media outlets, with an audience of thousands of people (pretty exciting stuff!).
- Special guests will be joining us on the day, with songwriting workshops from some of Ireland’s most successful songwriters.
- We will have a live Q&A with music industry professionals, who can offer advice on how to get ahead in the music industry.
- Young musicians are invited to send us videos for inclusion and broadcast on the festival. Videos can range from simple home-made videos shot on your phone, or if you have the opportunity to make one in your club or project, following Covid guidelines, we will of course accept this too.
- We welcome original material, but we will also accept covers, so don’t be shy!
- All genres are welcome, from Urban and Grime, from Rock to Indie, to singer songwriter. Poetry too!
- We currently have 60 slots available (already filling up). We are calling on youth clubs and projects to put young artists forward to be a part of this very exciting event!
- A video of your song (or two), preferably something you’ve written yourself, but covers are good too.
- Please add a paragraph about you, where you live, and your song. If you’re in a music group, tell us a little about your group.
- A few words on video (about thirty seconds) of what you love most about lockdown in your part of Ireland – top 10 answers will recieve a voucher. (“What I love most about Midleton in lockdown is…..”)
- Any musician aged 10 – 20 of any genre from anywhere in The Republic of Ireland.
- Spoken word performances welcome.
- Instrumental performances welcome.
- All participants will be confirmed through parent or guardian, or through clubs and projects.
- Closing date for YES emails is 21st April
- Closing date for Video uploads 5th May
- SPACES ARE LIMITED.
Garageland rocks CDYSB again as major online events are planned for 2021
Restricted Mic Series in partnership with CDYSB – June / Oct / Dec 2020
City of Dublin Youth Service Board has teamed up with Garageland to create yet another great initiative for young artists. Restricted Mic is an online project designed to raise the spirits and focus young creative and artistic minds. At 7pm on 2nd and 9th November the show features young musicians (and some very special guests) playing songs from their homes, clubs and projects in the best Covid lockdown fashion. Supported by RTE, The Irish Daily Star, IMRO and www.buzz.ie, City of Dublin Education Training Board and the dept of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth
Garageland All Ages at The National Concert Hall – 2020
Just before lockdown on 7th March 2020, live at The National Concert Hall with Mezzo Music Academy and a number of Dublin Youth Clubs and Projects. This show was filmed and has been shown on Garageland TV on The Irish Daily Star website.
Cruinniú Na Nóg with Dublin City Council – 2019
Cruinniú na nÓg Young Musician Showcase with Garageland and Dublin City Council in Liberty Park, Dublin, Sat 15 June featuring Lavengro, Magazines, Stolen City, Soundstrand, Michaela Murphy, Vincent Comerford, Keith Mulligan & SWICN Youth. This was a great day for all, with Lavengro travelling all the way from Derry to appear as special guests, having just signed a record deal with Coda Records UK. Magazines had just released their first single, and Stolen City had just finished their Irish tour, so it was a great day for the younger artists to share the stage with these more experienced artists. The weather was lovely too, so you can’t ask for more than that! Thanks to Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council for including Garageland in this great initiative.
INDY City Youth Music Festival – July 2018
In the first of it’s kind, we staged a monster Festival smack bang in the middle of Temple Bar, featuring 35 acts, including young artists who were poerforming for the first time ever, alongside luminaries like Christy Dignam, Dave Browne, Paul Walsh (Royseven) and many more – complete with hot dogs! What a day!
Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) Created and directed by Garageland’s Dermot Lambert
- In July 2007, Garageland’s Dermot Lambert designed a unique programme which included opportunities for young people to play and create music, while also gaining an education on a broad range of real world skills. Youth Work Ireland commissioned the project in September 2007.
- The programme included training in music performance, song writing, Recording & Studio Production, Artist and Project Management, Studio Production, Expressive Performance, Vocal Coaching, Percussion Workshops, Guitar & Piano Workshops, Photography Workshops, Design Workshops for Album Sleeves and posters etc, Image Workshops for bands and artists, as well as legal and financial advice.
- Bringing in top personnel and musicians from the Irish Music Industry to engage directly with the young people, with Q&A sessions, providing Education, Motivation.
- Working with youth workers all over Ireland, North and South,the programme fostered team building and inclusion for all participants, working to a brief of zero exclusion, and constantly hitting and surpassing targets.
- This programme became hugely successful over the 7 years under the direction of Dermot Lambert, and it still continues to date.
The Big Sparkles with CDYSB
- We’ve had the great privilege to co-create these super special shows shows for young people with the Arts Office for City of Dublin Youth Services Board. These shows usually feature approx 200 young people onstage, and our role is one of overall production, direction, liaising with youth workers, venue, technical staff and amazingly talented young performers!
- ‘Now That’s What I Call The Big Sparkle’ (Dec 2017)
- ‘The Big Sparkle Christmas Edition’ (Dec 2015)
- ‘The Big Sparkle Shine On’ (May 2014) – All ‘Big Sparkle’shows in The Helix O’Mahony Hall, and all featuring as many as 200 young people onstage throughout performances!
Garageland at The Grainstore DLR Coco
- Specially created educational and fun modular programme for young artists and tech fiends, which featured 5 prongs of creativity.
- Songwriting with guest speaker Thomas Walsh of Pugwash fame.
- Recording with the crew from Ashtown Recording Studios.
- Event organising – this led to numerous in-house gigs and 2 festivals!
- Press and PR with Craig Kingma of Soundgate Media & Records.
- Photography with Mick Quinn, award winning photographer.