RTÉ 2 television has brought the School Choir, Grúpa Ceoil, Orchestra and Rock Band from Borris Vocational School that wowed their audience at the National Concert Hall and won First Prize in last year’s Waltons Music for Schools Competition into studio to record them performing their winning piece, and it will be broadcast tomorrow, 21 November, at 6.25 pm!
We apologise to anyone who tried to purchase items from the waltons.ie website yesterday. There was a temporary problem with our website’s security certificate, which has now been fully resolved. Thank you for your patience – and please be assured that you can shop here with confidence!
Drop into either of our stores on South Great Georges Street or in Blanchardstown Retail park to try out the now in stock Les Paul Custom Matt Heafy 7 string. Our guitar specialists are raging about it so why not drop in and see for yourself.
FENDER 60th ANNIVERSARY STRATOCASTER ROADSHOW
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster, Damon Chivers, Fender’s UK & ROI Product Specialist will be in Waltons Blanchardstown on Friday 7th of November for an evening on the history, the evolution, the sounds and the artists associated with this iconic instrument. With hundreds of clinics in the UK, US and Europe under his belt, Damon has an encyclopedic knowledge on all things Fender and will be the man with an answer to your Fender related questions!
Starting at 6.30pm with rock band ‘Carmine’, main event @ 7.30pm. This is an evening not to be missed, join us for demos, Strat-chat, freebies and more!
SEE MORE HERE
We have recently received in the new Zoom H5 handy recorder!! This amazing piece of recording equipment is now available to buy online and in store.
Drop into to either of our stores on South Great Georges Street, or Blanchardstown Retail Park and test our expert staff on their knowledge regarding this product or anything else you may have in mind.
For more online details of this product please click on the link below!!
Liz Nolan announces the launch of the 2015 Waltons Music for Schools Competition – A National Competition & Celebration of Music in Irish Schools, supported by Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm. Primary and post-primary schools have four months (entry deadline 13 February 2015) to prepare a piece or song (all music genres welcome) and enter!
The fourth annual Waltons Music for Schools Competition will award a total of €10,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments, accessories, books, music technology or PA equipment from Waltons Music. Awards will be divided among six winning primary and post-primary schools, including two first prizes of €3,000 vouchers, and music groups from twelve Finalist schools will have the fantastic opportunity to perform in the National Concert Hall!
We invite primary and post-primary schools around the country to participate in this initiative, which is intended to incentivise, celebrate and support music in schools nationwide. So whether you have an existing music programme and would like to enhance it or would like to start a music programme in your school, this is the place to start!
Friday, 13 February 2015 Entry deadline. Schools submit a video of a single ensemble piece or song (no more than five minutes long) performed by an instrumental, vocal or mixed group.
Friday, 20 March 2015 Twelve Finalist schools announced by Liz Nolan on RTÉ lyric fm’s Classic Drive programme.
Monday, 11 May 2015 Finalists Concert and prize-giving at the National Concert Hall.
More Information & Entry Forms www.newschool.ie/musicforschools
Competition YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/waltonsmusicschools
2014 post-primary winners, Borris Fusion from Borris Vocational School, Carlow performing on stage in the National Concert Hall in May.
We have just got in a huge range of starter SX electric and acoustic kits. With a variety of colors, styles and price they accommodate for every beginner to intermediates needs. Drop in to either of our stores to have a look and give them a try. Our expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
All items are also available to purchase online @ waltons.ie
Click on the link below to check out what we have.
We were delighted to meet all the teachers who visited the Waltons Music stand at the Alexander O’Callaghan Hotel last weekend. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm and interest of all present and to get some insights into teachers’ concerns around the post-primary curriculum and music education. We will be posting out Waltons Music Educator Discount Cards to all the teachers who signed up and we suggest that those who didn’t have time at the weekend to sign up on line. To register, click on our Music Educators button on our web homepage or go to our Children / Education category.
Our lucky winners in our PPMTA Conference Registration Draw are as follows:
1. Ann Lynn from Gairmscoil Mhuire Vocational School in Athenry who has won a CME Xkey Professional Keyboard;
2. Dee Coyle from Cork who has won a Zoom H1 Handy Recorder.
Congratulations to you both and you will be receiving your prizes in the post very shortly.
We just received the new Gibson limited run Class 5 Les Paul Merlot Fade from the Custom Shop. Now available online and in the shops. Drop into either shops to see for yourself… it’s a thing of Beauty!
Limited to only 20 pieces in Europe, this Fender FSR 65 Priceton Reverb has all the tone that you’d expect from these amps, but with the welcome addition of a Jensen P10Q speaker providing sparkling, articulate cleans and growling alnico crunch, we managed to get 2 of these at Waltons, now available online and in the shops.
be quick before they’re gone!