To mark the cinema release of 'Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away', Break Out Pictures and Music Generation are delighted to partner by bringing online tutorials on how to play 'Dancing in the Moonlight' to children and young people all over Ireland.
This collaboration presents a special performance of Thin Lizzy's 'Dancing in the Moonlight' alongside six tutorials covering different musical arrangements of the Phil Lynott Classic. The series of tutorials has been produced and delivered by Music Generation’s musician educators specifically for use in a teaching and learning environment. The tutorials will be made available free to all children, young people, and teachers from today.
Music Generation's collaborative performance of the Thin Lizzy track is performed here by musician educators: Aidan Curran (Bass); Bryan Jardim Fleming (Guitar Solo); Danny Pullman (Sax); Megan O'Neill (Vocals); Philip Cassidy (Drums); and Steve Ryan (Guitar).
The track which is released alongside a series of six tutorial videos by the Music Generation musicians is designed to introduce children and young people to 'Dancing in the Moonlight' and to bring Phil's music to a new generation. Check them all out below!
Bass with Aidan Curran
Guitar Solo with Bryan Jardim Fleming
Sax with Danny Pullman
In this tutorial Danny Pullman, musician educator with Music Generation Waterford, shares his hints and tips on how both alto and tenor sax players can play along on the track.
Vocals with Megan O'Neill
Drums with Philip Cassidy
Guitar with Steve Ryan
Directed by Emer Reynolds, Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away is a feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin, became Ireland's greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer.
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away; is a Globe Production in association with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films and is in cinemas now.