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Calling all young Trad musicians for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

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Calling all young trad musicians (u18) – would you like to create, perform and record your own compositions with professional sound engineers?

Music Generation Sligo, in partnership with Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2015, is offering an amazing opportunity to one group of 6-8 young traditional musicians, to spend a day on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus this August. With the assistance of on-board engineers in a fully equipped state-of-the-art music studio, young aspiring musicians can learn how to record and produce original music, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video.

We are looking for a group of a high standard with experience of performing original music together – the group should be 6-8 in number, members must be under the age of 18 and all available on Wednesday 12th August 10am-5pm. Please contact Music Generation Sligo to express your interest before Friday 10th July.

The visit to Fleadh Cheoil Sligo by the John Lennon Bus is part of a tour of Ireland organised by Music Generation, Ireland’s National Programme, offering the general public and local Music Generation participants the opportunity to experience this extraordinary world-class education resource.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. The Bus, which was made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon, is dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios and participation in free song writing and multimedia production workshops.

The bus will be in Stephen Street Car Park Sligo, open for public tours on Tuesday 11th August from 10am to 5pm - all are welcome. Wednesday 12th will be the recording day for the participating group only.
Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation and Rhona McGrath, Music Generation Sligo Co-ordinator have said “We are delighted to have this fantastic opportunity to work with the John Lennon Bus team and Music Generation Sligo to bring a real sense of excitement to music education during Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2015.

Music Generation Sligo delivers an exciting range of long-term music education projects for children and young people as part of a national Music Generation programme initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education & Skills and Sligo Music Education Partnership. Music Generation Sligo is managed and funded locally by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB, Sligo County Council, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare Committee, Cranmore Regeneration and the local music sector. | 071 913 8306 |