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John Lennon Bus & Music Generation collaborate to make music mobile this summer!

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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.


Media Contact:
Caroline Wynne
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 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.

Tour Schedule
Day Date County Address
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