So…Bluesberry 2016 is nearly officially over and the Bluesberry team have some massive thank you’s to say!

Firstly, we’d like to thank Newry & Mourne council for all their support with the project. Without them there would be no events, so for that we are extremley grateful!

We’d also like to say a massive thank you to Volunteer Now, especiallyRaquel Rodrigues Keenan and Aidan McCabe for all their hard-work and for their constant supporting our volunteers throughout the process.

Another massive thank you to The Space NI and Phil Reilly, for providing all of the sound equipment for our town hall event – such an important aspect that would have affected the whole concert, so many thanks!

We’d also like to thank CCG and a big thanks to Cathy and Raymond for this years Bluesberry!

Also, a massive shoutout to Number Seven Duke Street and Chris who sponsored us for our fabulous Bluesberry t-shirts for our volunteers, & big thanks to Urban Print & Signs Lurgan for printing the t-shirts for us. They defiently helped us stand out around Warrenpoint and in the park!

Now on to food…our volunteers and performers were treated to an array of foods all donated through the kindness of the local businesses around Warrenpoint and Newry. So in no particular order, a massive thank you to…

Friar tucks, Warrenpoint Friar Tucks Warrenpoint
Diamonds Restaurant, Warrenpoint Diamonds Restaurant Warrenpoint
La Dolce Vita, Warrenpoint La Dolce Vita Pizzeria
Dunnes Stores, Newry
Tesco, Newry Tesco

Everyone was kept smiling and happy, with our bellies full – so thank you!

Big thank you to the Magnet Yac for allowing us to use their facilities for our meeting spot, and for all their support and guidance in organising the project.

A massive thank you to all our mentors throughout the project for their help, support and advice regarding the project, and for keeping all of our volunteers on the right track!

Massive shoutout and thank you to our performers, you owned the stage and made it your own. Without you, there would be no event so “thank you for the music!”

Thank you to all the staff at Warrenpoint townhall for your help and support, and to all of the staff at Warrenpoint park, making sure everything was running smoothly.

Thank you to YOU – the people who attended our events and made them as successful as they were. Always a daunting task starting something new, but with your support we smashed it! Special shout out to all of our friends from Galway who travelled down to perform/support the concert on Friday night. Great meeting you all!

And last, but by no means least, a massive thank-you to the man himself,Ian Sands for all of help, support and guidance for this project. Without him, we wouldn’t have had this opportunity. So thank you Ian – we hope we made you proud!

Until next year…

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