Although they were not selected as 2014 Finalists, two entries – from Castleknock College, Dublin 15 and Caherline National School, Co. Limerick – were selected as entries deserving of Special Merit and we have uploaded their entry videos to our You Tube channel.
Castleknock College entered a performance involving a phenomenal 200 students from their school in an extraordinary display of effort, enthusiasm and imagination. They have an abundance of talent and we look forward to seeing their entry or entries in the 2015 competition next year. Well done them all and to their teacher, Fearghus Fallon, on managing to harness so much musical energy.
Caherline National School’s performance by their 84-strong traditional group was a tour-de-force of traditional instrument playing by students from 2nd to 6th classes and their enthusiasm and energy was tremendous. Well done to them all and congratulations to their Principal Michael McCarthy on his very musical school. We look forward to seeing Caherline NS next year!
We received 2 new models of Acoustic guitars from Raimundo
the DC200CE & MC801CE, Handmade in Spain, Available now Online & in Georges street
Available now online and at Walton’s Blanchardstown & Georges street. Fender US 60th Commemorative ’54 reissue Strat. 2 Tone Sunburst Ash Body. 1954 design pickups. ‘C’ profile maple neck. Pearl Button Machine Heads. Gold Hardware. Special Fender Tweed Hard Case. €1399. Beautiful player.
Listen out for Waltons Music for Schools post-primary winners who’ll be playing live on Today fm at 1.35 p.m. today. This talented bunch of students with their dedicated music director Ciarán Summers are really worth a listen.
Looking for a great gift for a First Communion or Confirmation? How about a Gift or a Gift Voucher from Waltons Music?
We have guitars from €59.00, guitar packs from €71.00 (1/2-size, 3/4-size and full-size), Ukulele kits from€29.95, Drum kits from €129.00 and keyboards starting from as little as €29.95! Give them music – the gift that keeps on giving. For more great gift ideas, click here.
Martini 44-note Keyboard €29.95
Valencia Half-size Classical Guitar Pack €79.95
The evening we’ve all been waiting for! It’s your last chance to get tickets for the concert of the season at the National Concert Hall. The legendary Blind Boys of Alabama will be raising the roof. Here’s a flavour of them singing Tom Waits’ amazing theme for ‘The Wire’ – ‘Way Down in The Hole’ . . . Get your gospel juices flowing! They’ll be supported by the fantastic Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. Look forward to some cool jammin’ at the NCH tonight.
2 gorgeous limited edition models from Lag just arrived,
the TSE200D in Ivory White, includes case, €499
the second model is an all black DT66DCE with skull inlay, €339
now available online & in the shops.
Watch the videos of the 6 winning schools at the Waltons Music for Schools Competition 2014 at the National Concert Hall on 12th May 2014.
What a fantastic day in the National Concert Hall at the Waltons Music For Schools Competition Final! An amazing standard of performances from all twelve schools. Congratulations to all the winners:
First Prize €3,000 – Borris Vocational School
Second Prize €1,500 – Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick
Third Prize €500 – Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney
Primary Schools Winners:
First Prize €3,000 – Knockanean National School, Ennis, Co. Clare
Second Prize €1,500 – Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin, Letterkenny
Third Prize €500 – Gaelscoil Moshíológ, Gorey