Music production became mobile in Louth today when the John Lennon Educational Bus in partnership with local organisations Music Generation Louth and Boomerang rolled into Abbey Street Car Park Drogheda. The bus, which contains a fully equipped state-of-the-art music studio, is offering an amazing opportunity to young aspiring Louth musicians, to spend a day on board, work with a world class crew of engineers to record and produce original music, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video.
The Drogheda visit is part of a 24-day Irish national tour which will take in 12 counties and reach over 100 young musicians throughout Ireland. 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.
Gemma Murray, Coordinator of Music Generation Louth said “We are delighted to have this fantastic opportunity to work with Boomerang and the John Lennon Bus team to bring a real sense of excitement to music education in Drogheda this summer. It’s wonderful to see the young people having the opportunity to put their musical skills into practice on the John Lennon Bus. Music Generation Louth is continuously looking at new and exciting ways to encourage young people into music education and I can’t think of anything that would capture their imagination more than the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.”
“We here at Boomerang Centre and Café, Drogheda, are delighted to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Music Generation Louth to host the John Lennon Tour Bus in Drogheda. We have always tried to support young local musicians/performers through our Boom Bar which provides a stage to showcase their talent. The participating students from Louth won their places on the Tour Bus through an online competition. We were overwhelmed by the level of talent and skill on show from entrants and we wish them the best of luck for the day.”
Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stated “It is fantastic for us to have the opportunity to tour Ireland and meet so many talented and vibrant young people. There is such a terrific energy and national momentum for music education here and it is wonderful to be working with Music Generation and the local Music Education Partnerships who, like the Lennon Bus are empowered to opening up access to music for the new generation. Our aim is to build on this great sense of enthusiasm, and inspire musicians of the future through our mission and the wonderful, state of the art production facilities on board the bus.”
The Irish tour schedule and interactive map can be found at www.lennonbus.org where visitors can also see all of the content created on board.