Monthly Archives: May 2015


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 and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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