Welcome To The Glad Foundation

The Glad Foundation is a charity based in Shawlands, in the southside of Glasgow.

We provide a wide range of free and affordable music workshops for people of all ages and abilities.

 

About Us

The Glad Foundation was started to put into action the social and community purpose of its sister organisations, the Glad Cafe and Glad Rags Thrift – to create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage meaningfully and creatively with music and each other, regardless of their experience or background.

Over the past three years we have run a range of small initiatives funded by the support of Glad Rags, the Glad Community Choir, donations of money, and grants. These have included samba drumming with young carers in Pollok, songwriting with students in Mount Florida Primary, and a regular music group for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

With the added support of Creative Scotland (2015-16) and The Irvine Sneddon Memorial Trust, as well as the continuing support of our sister organisations and donations we are delighted to be doing more than ever before. Visit our ‘projects’ page for more information on our current projects.

5 days ago
Music Broth Community Consultation

It would be great to see people at the Music Broth community consultation on Thursday evening. They are setting up an instrument library to support access to musical instruments for members of the ... See more

Music Broth is looking to ask the community to help generate ideas to develop our service as well as incorporate methods in lowering carbon emissions into our practice.

We are inviting anyone ... See more

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6 days ago
The Glad Cafe Drumming School

Glad Cafe Drumming School, this evening 6-7pm at The Glad Cafe. Looked like a great groove last week so don't miss it!

A friendly and fun introduction to the basics of Brazilian rhythms on different percussion instruments.

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1 week ago
Music Broth Community Consultation

Music Broth will be holding a community consultation at the Glad Cafe next Thursday evening Feb 15th, to get your input on their project, and find out what local musicians and members of the ... See more

Music Broth is looking to ask the community to help generate ideas to develop our service as well as incorporate methods in lowering carbon emissions into our practice.

We are inviting anyone ... See more

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1 week ago
Liam Chapman - Musician

Great turnout for the first session back of The Glad Cafe Drumming School! Mondays 6-7pm at The Glad Cafe

Lead an absolutely awesome crowd of people tonight at the @thegladcafe Samba Drumming School! #samba #sambadrumming #drummingworkshop #batteria #community #newband #goodvibes

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1 week ago
Want a new instrument? Here's how you can join Glasgow's 'second-hand band'

We're very grateful to Felix Slavin and Music Broth for their support in providing instruments for our after school guitar group.
Check out the story below, featuring some of our amazing players, ... See more

This is music to our ears!

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1 week ago
The Glad Cafe Drumming School (February Block)

Tonight, The Glad Cafe Drumming School is back with a new block! Drummers of all abilities welcome, 6-7pm in the green room at The Glad Cafe. 14+(under 16s with a guardian)

Hello 2018! WE'RE BACK!

...with our Samba drum & percussion workshop every Monday, 6-7pm in The Glad Cafe green room, led by veteran group leader and instructor Liam Chapman!

You're invited to take ... See more

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3 weeks ago
The Glad Cafe

A few adult and kids tickets are available for Meilyr's matinee show this afternoon. Sneak preview to follow!

We're very much looking forward to tomorrow's family concert with the wonderful Meilyr Jones! There are some tickets still available (family, adult and kids under 12) from the link below. Concert ... See more

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3 weeks ago
The Glad Cafe Drumming School

The Glad Cafe Drumming School will be relaunching on Monday Feb 5th 6-7pm. Here it's leader, Liam Chapman, makes it clear why YOU need to be there 🙂

Here’s a pretty silly vid of me being a big goof at the Glad!

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3 weeks ago
Session By SOB #6 // Meilyr Jones - Olivia

This Friday we are delighted to present the next of our Glorious Traces Family Matinee concerts - the wonderful Meilyr Jones, for a very special solo performance. If you don't already know Meilyr's ... See more

Meilyr Jones interprète le titre Olivia, extrait de son premier album 2013.

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1 month ago

Guitar group off to a great start with a full house!

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