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.