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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in Portlaoise

John Lennon Bus Photoboard

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus completed a circuit around Ireland stopping off at Music Generation programmes across the country organised by the Music Generation National Development Office.

This state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production tour bus offers young people the opportunity to write and record a song and make an accompanying music video all within an intense, action packed 8-hour workshop. 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 songwriting and multimedia production workshops.

Laois were extremely lucky to have the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in situ for two days and both junior and senior members of the School of Rock & Pop attended. Two fantastic songs were written.

Here are the two songs:

‘Rain rain, go away…’ Written and recorded by our Junior group on the first day

 

‘Jibber Jabber’ – Written and recorded by our Senior group on Day 2

 

There was a great reaction to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus from around the country and some brilliant songs were produced. Here’s a snapshot of some of the 2015 Ireland Tour:

 

This is the second time that the bus has visited Laois. Have a look at the link below to listen to ‘A Chance to Begin’, recorded by Music Generation Laois’s Angelic Explosions in  2013:

 

Music Generation Laois Grúpa Ceoil at Music @ Mount Leinster

Music Generation Laois Grúpa Ceoil at Music @ Mount Leinster

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A group of young musicians from Music Generation Laois attended a weekend of traditional music in Borris, Co Carlow, organised by Music Generation Carlow.

The Mount Leinster Traditional Music Camp ran from March 27 to March 29. The Laois group had the opportunity to work with some of the top traditional musicians in the country, including fiddle player Zoe Conway, concertina player Jack Talty and traditional flautist Conor Crimmins.

As part of the event, on Saturday March 28 there was an intimate evening of music in the Sacred Heart Church. The evening of traditional Irish music featured acclaimed musicians such as Zoe Conway and John McIntyre (fiddle and guitar), Damien Mullane (button accordion), Jack Talty, Aimee Farrell Countney (bodhrán), Conor Crimmins, and Dave Power (uilleann pipes).

The young Laois musicians who attended were Jessica and Sarah Bennett, Alain Carroll, Kurt Dineen-Carroll, Fiadh Fitzpatrick, Isobel and Grace Donnery and Kate McDonald.

See a video of their end of camp performance here:

We’re now gearing up to host a three-day traditional music summer school from July 7 to July 9 in Portlaoise. For more information on this, contact us on 057 8664176, or email musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie for further details.

SUMMER CAMPS 2013

Participants of Music Generations Laois' Summer School Of Rock a
School of Rock & Pop

24-28 June, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Develop confidence and technique in this weeklong camp open to Singers and Musicians age 12 -18 culminating with a concert on the Theatre Stage on Friday 28 June. A Team of 3 Tutors from the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop will work with musicians and singers – all instruments welcome!

Times: Mon – Thurs, 11am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm daily, Friday 1pm-3pm and 4pm – 7pm

Fee €60

Age: 12-18 yr olds

 DRUM CAMP

8-12 July, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Junior Camp (Age 7-11) and Senior Camp (Age 12-16) in World Drumming, all instruments provided, no experience necessary – using Djembes. Bass Drums, Congas and Bells.

Times: Junior Camp 11am-12:30pm daily, Senior Camp 1pm-3pm daily

Fee €30

Age: Junior Camp 7-11yr olds and Senior Camp 12-16 yr olds

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Lets Make Music!

15-19 July, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

A week of music-making with Tutors from the renowned Newpark College of Music in Dublin – This camp caters for musicians and singers of all ages and musical backgrounds. Participants will learn new musical styles, from Jazz and Indian rhythms to Improvisation, and put together a show to be performed on the Theatre Stage on Friday the 19 of July. Try something new and fun!

Times: Mon – Thurs, 11am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm daily, Friday 1pm-3pm and 4pm – 7pm

Fee €60

Age: All Ages

 Participants of Music Generations Laois' Summer School Of Rock a

To Apply, print off and complete the form: Summer Camps 2013 Application Form

 

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