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PICTURES: A look inside the John Lennon Tour Bus

The studio has already reached 10,000 young Irish people

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Brian Byrne
13:14 Thursday 8 August 2013

A mobile recording studio honouring the late John Lennon is open to the public today in Dublin.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus gives young Irish people the opportunity to record and produce a song and music video in a single eight hour session. 

Launched earlier this year in Liverpool by Lennon's surviving wife Yoko Ono, it was brought to Ireland by Music Generation, a musical education programme funded by U2 and philanthropic organisation Ireland Funds.

The bus has been in Ireland for nearly two weeks, stopping off in Cork city, Portlaoise and now Dublin. Tomorrow it will continue its tour of Europe, and will remain on the road for the forseeable future.

Another bus has been touring North America for the past 16 years. 

The bus stopped off at the National Concert Hall this morning and will move to Essex Street East in Temple Bar later this evening

Newstalk took a tour inside the state-of-the-art studio. 

The bus parked outside the National Concert Hall this morning

A group of young people from Co. Laois about to record in the studio

Audio booth, where sound is engineered

The audio booth, where sound is engineered

The music video is recorded in the area outside the bus and produced in the video booth

Young people record a song inside the studio

A group of three engineers live and travel on the bus; this is where they sleep

Music can also be performed and recorded on the roof

Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation, described what it's like inside the studio:


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