Check out the fantastic performances of our six winning schools on our Waltons Music for Schools YouTube Channel! The three Primary winners and three Post-Primary winners performed at the National Concert Hall on Monday, 11th May and between them won Waltons Music vouchers to the value of €10,000 for musical instruments and equipment for their schools.

All twelve Finalists’ performances will be posted shortly so stay tuned.


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Great new price on the Dunlop Original Crybaby!

Take a look at the new and improved price on the Dunlop original Crybaby pedal, was €128.95 now €99.95 available to purchase in store and online.

When people talk about wah-wah pedals, they’re talking about the Cry Baby Wahs. This is the one that created some of the most timeless sounds in rock. The pedal that would eventually become the Cry Baby was first created in 1966 by engineers at the Thomas Organ Company. This new and expressive effect was an instant hit with players like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, who have contributed to the Cry Baby Wah’s huge popularity to this day. While other effects have come and gone, the Cry Baby Wah just keeps getting better with age.

For more information click on the link below or drop into one of our stores at either Walton’s South Great Georges Street or Walton’s Blanchardstown


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Congratulations to the 2015 Waltons Music for Schools Competition Winners (11 May 2015)

Congratulations to all of the young performers, their teachers and principals who came from far and wide to the National Concert Hall for the Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Concert on Monday, 11 May. What wonderful music we heard! Although only six schools can receive prizes each year, every performer was a winner.

Individually and together, you worked hard for this day, and on this day something special happened. Your joy in music became joyful music, and you shared it with us.

Videos and photos of the 2015 Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Concert will be available soon.

2015 Prize Winners – Primary Schools
Ss. Peter & Paul’s C.B.S. Senior Band & Narrators performing ‘Music Takes You Everywhere’
Ss. Peter & Paul’s C.B.S., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Let It Go Group performing ‘Let It Go Traditionally’
St. Patrick’s National School, Craanford, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Bunscoil Loreto Music Group performing ‘Thank You for the Music’
Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford

2015 Prize Winners – Post-Primary Schools
Castleknock College Pop Ensemble performing ‘Let Music Do the Changing’
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
Mercy Heights Music Ensemble performing ‘6 Variations on 4 Chords’
Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Our Lady’s Performing Arts Group performing ‘Musical Enlightenment’
Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

First Prize Trophy and Certificate/Voucher for €3,000 worth of musical instruments, accessories, books or recording/PA equipment from Waltons Music
Second Prize Trophy and Certificate/Voucher for €1,500
Third Prize Trophy and Certificate/Voucher for €500

Thank You To
The extraordinarily dedicated and creative teachers who made these great performances possible.
Liz Nolan for her ongoing support of the Waltons Music for Schools Competition and her superb compering of our (and her) fourth annual Finalists Concert.
Adjudicators David Brophy and Ellen Cranitch, for doing the very difficult job of deciding on prize winners.
Tig Linn for a fantastic guest performance the second year running.
The superb National Concert Hall stage and house teams, for their expertise, professionalism and unfailing good humour.

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The new Yamaha P45 and P115 join the already fantastic P-Series range now in stock!!

Available to purchase in store and online are the new range in the Yamaha P-Series. The Yamaha P45 and P115 are the latest 88 key digital piano’s to join the legendary P-Series. They replace the ever popular current models of the P35 and P105 respectively and we have no doubt that these will measure up in popularity and fly out the door. For more information visit our website or drop into one of our stores (Waltons Blanchardstown) (Waltons Georges Street) and talk to any our experienced staff on the matter. Alternatively you can email any queries to info@waltonsmusic.ie and we will reply to you as soon as possible.



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Waltons stores will be closed for stock take on Tuesday 31st of March

Both our stores (Waltons Blanchardstown) (Waltons South Great Georges Street) will be closed on Tuesday the 31st of March. We apologize of any inconvenience caused and if you have and queries please forward them to info@waltonsmusic.ie.

Normal service shall resume on Wednesday April 1st.

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CME just launches a new app ( MAC, Windows, iOS for iPad)–Xkey Piano!

The creators of Xkey the essential kit for on the go music creation launches a new app. This is fast becoming a best seller here at Waltons Music. So for all you professional and budding artist in the music production business, I encourage you to get your hands on one. For more information and reviews check out the following link.


The Xkey is available to purchase in store (Waltons Blanchardstown) (Waltons South Great Georges Street) and online.


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Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the twelve Finalist schools selected in the fourth annual Waltons Music for Schools Competition! Twelve music groups – from six primary schools and six post-primary schools – were selected from the many schools around the country that submitted applications and videos of performances specially prepared for the Competition. The first round adjudicators – Carl Corcoran, Aideen Walton and John Mardirosian – certainly had their work cut out for them choosing just twelve Finalists from so many imaginative, energetic and musical performances.

Castlecomer Community School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, Co. Cavan
Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
Ursuline College, Finisklin Road, Co. Sligo

Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Danecastle National School, Carrig on Bannow, Co. Wexford
Gaelscoil an tSlí Dála, Ballaghmore, Co. Laois
Lisheen National School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Ss. Peter & Paul’s CBS, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
St. Patrick’s National School, Gorey, Co. Wexford

The twelve Finalist school group will all perform before their peers and two distinguished adjudicators in the Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Concert at the National Concert Hall on Monday, 11 May. This year’s adjudicators, the renowned conductor David Brophy and musician, composer and broadcaster Ellen Cranitch, will select six of the Finalist schools – three primary and three post-primary – to win first, second and third prizes, as well as €3,000, €1,500 and €500 vouchers for musical instruments and equipment from Waltons Music. In all, Waltons will contribute €10,000 worth of music to the winning schools this year.

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Waltons SALE ends this Sunday at 5pm. Get in to our Blanchardstown Centre Music Superstore or call into our city centre store at South Great George’s Street by Sunday at 5pm to avail of hugely reduced prices on Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Raimudo and SX guitars.

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The extremly popular and highly rated Epiphone EJ-200CE range are now back in stock!

Drop into our stores Waltons Georges Street and Waltons Blanchardstown to give these a try. Great Value for money and a super guitar. Judging by the amount of inquiries we received while they were out of stock they won’t last long.

Alternatively you can purchase them from our online store.



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Check out the Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface!

We here at Waltons believe this is one to watch. The power and speed of Thunderbolt is sure to change the face of audio recording. The TAC-2 not only records, but it also performs four times up sampling of your signal during the analog-to-digital and the digital-to-analog conversion. So, when the sampling rate is set to 44.1kHz, the TAC-2 is processing the signal at 176.4kHz, which helps minimize aliasing noise and increases clarity. In other words, your audio will sound amazing.

Apple’s Thunderbolt connectivity has opened up a world of professional recording possibilities. Thunderbolt is five times faster than USB 3.0 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and FireWire 800. This gives you the speed to record and monitor with virtually no latency. In fact, Thunderbolt is so fast, it isn’t bothered by computer jitter, so you don’t need a master clock. No more hunting for an extra power outlet because Thunderbolt is bus powered from your computer. It even gets enough juice to provide your mics with phantom power. Super fast, super stable, and bus powered – that’s Thunderbolt.

Follow the link below to view more information and full specifications list.


Available to purchase in store (Waltons Blanchardstown) (Waltons South Great Georges St) and online.


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