John Lennon Educational Bus and Music Generation national tour summer 2015
Following the success of our collaboration with The John Lennon Educational Bus Tour in 2013, we are pleased to share the news with you that the bus is back this summer.
The bus, which contains a fully equipped state-of-the-art music studio, will take in 12 counties and reach over 100 young musicians.
The five-week tour will travel to the north, south, east and west corners of Ireland visiting Tallaght, Wicklow, Louth, Laois, Carlow, Cork City, Clare, Westmeath, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal from July 21- August 28.
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. With the assistance of three on-board engineers, young aspiring musicians learn how to write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video. Young musicians on board will have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary world class education resource.
The bus will be open to the public on Thursday July 23 from 10am – 5pm at Tallaght Civic Theatre and tours will be offered to anyone who would like to step on board.
T: 087 2368160
About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. After 16 years of touring the U.S (taking in sites including SXSW, Coachella, CMJ and many more) the new Lennon Bus for Europe features the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. Go to www.jlsc.com for more information.
The Bus will travel across the U.K. and Europe year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. Lennon Bus Europe is supported by the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Mont Blanc, Sony, Avid, True Religion, Neutrik, Thomann, Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, Baker & McKenzie , Genelec, NewTek, TodoCast by Globecomm, Vox Amps, Mobile Roadie, Audio-Technica, Roland, JamHub, SSL, Sonicbids, Genelec, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Clear-Com, AJA, Anton/Bauer, Copperpeace, Applied Acoustics Systems, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, iZotope, Slingerland Drums, and Mad Mimi. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.
About Music Generation
Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Music Generation helps over 26,000 children and young people annually access high quality performance music education in their local area. The programme is currently established in twelve areas of the country – Carlow, Cork City, Clare, Laois, Louth, Limerick City, Offaly/Westmeath, Sligo, South Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.
|Tuesday||21st July||Dublin||Dublin Civic Theatre & Tallght Library|
|Wednesday||22nd July||Dublin||Dublin Civic Theatre & Tallght Library|
|Thursday||23rd July||Dublin||Dublin Civic Theatre & Tallght Library|
|Tuesday||28th July||Cork||Terence MacSwiney School, Knocknaheeny, Cork|
|Wednesday||29th July||Cork||Terence MacSwiney School, Knocknaheeny, Cork|
|Friday||31st July||Limerick||Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick|
|Wednesday||5th Aug||Donegal||Main beach car-park, Bundoran, Donegal|
|Thursday||6th Aug||Donegal||Car-park outside An Chrannóg, Srath na Corcrach, Doirí Beaga, Donegal|
|Friday||7th Aug||Wicklow||Wicklow Further Education Centre, Blessington, Co. Wicklow|
|Tuesday||11th Aug||Sligo||Sligo Stephen Street Car Park, Sligo Town|
|Wednesday||12th Aug||Sligo||Sligo Stephen Street Car Park, Sligo Town|
|Friday||14th Aug||Louth||St Peters Church of Ireland Carpark , Peters Street, Drogheda|
|Monday||17th Aug||Carlow||Hanover Retail Park, Hanover, Carlow|
|Tuesday||18th Aug||Clare||Glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis, Co. Clare|
|Wednesday||19th Aug||Laois||Laois County Council|
|Thursday||20th Aug||Laois||Laois County Council|
|Tuesday||25th Aug||Mayo||The Fairgreen, Westport Town|
|Wednesday||26th Aug||Mayo||The Fairgreen, Westport Town|
|Friday||28th Aug||Offaly/Westmeath||Columb Barracks, Ashe Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath|