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MGL School of Rock and Pop John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Reveal Day at the Irish Film Institute

The Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop had a brilliant day out in Dublin on Wednesday 11 November in the Irish Film Institute where they got to see the official videos for the songs that they created on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus when it rolled in to The Plaza at Laois County Council in August.

The Reveal Day celebrated the hard work and talent of all the young musicians who wrote and recorded original songs and filmed accompanying music videos. All the videos from the Irish Bus Tour were shown to the collection of students from nearly every Music Generation branch around the country. It was a great opportunity for the young participants from Music Generation Laois to meet and speak with their counterparts from across Ireland.


Irish composer and producer, Bill Whelan, was the special guest on the day and gave a very inspirational talk to the young, aspiring musicians in the room on his journey to success and offered wise words of advice. It was also announced that Bill Whelan was the philanthropic support that made the John Lennon Bus tour possible.

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan was present on the day and praised the wonderful work created by the students.

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus engineer Hans Tanner flew over from the US for the occasion and was on hand to answer any questions the students had on life on the bus, music and production.

The Music Generation Laois group were delighted with the response to their two songs and with the chance to see their videos on the big screen of the Irish Film Institute.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit, state-of-the-art mobile audio, HD video recording and production facility and educational resource. During its second tour of Ireland, in July and August 2015, the Bus traveled to the north, south, east and west of Ireland, visiting 12 different areas of the country: South Dublin, Wicklow, Louth, Laois, Limerick City, Carlow, Cork City, Clare, Westmeath, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.