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Waltons Music for Schools Competition

Due to circumstances beyond our control and the lack of a viable date for the 2018 Finalists Concert, unfortunately the 2018 Waltons Music for Schools Competition will not be going ahead.
We are definitely planning for a 2019 Competition, however, and we will contact all schools on our mailing list with details as early as possible in the new school year.
We appologise for this and look forward to some wonderful entries next year.
If you are not already on our mailing list, please email us if you would like to receive information on the 2019 Competition as soon as it becomes available.

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Waltons Georges Street is Moving to Blanchardstown

Dear customer,
Yes times are changing and we must change with them!
Waltons have been reviewing how best we can service our customers into the future. There are many changes in the retail landscape that have already come and more are on the way as the choices people have for the way they shop develop and the ways  their  needs are serviced changes. In the age of algorithms and robots the consumer has many choices. Waltons has been servicing a huge variety of customers music needs since the foundation of the State in 1922. This has been through global wars and peace, economic upturns and downturns, changes in music fashion and taste and dramatic changes in the range of instruments and music styles during the last 95 years. We fully intend to continue doing this in the future. But to do this we also need to evolve and adapt to the changing retail landscape.

The first step we will make is to move all our retail business into our Blanchardstown store and we will no longer operate from our South Great Georges st store. Waltons New School of Music will still operate from its Georges St. premises and will continue to service all of its students needs long into the future.

The reason  for this move is to restructure our business in a way that we will be able to offer our customers the best music choices possible at the best prices in the future. With the ever rising costs of doing business in the city centre we need to make sure that our cost base does not make us uncompetitive. We want to be able to give our Irish based customers the best instruments and accessories at the right price in Ireland. To do this we need to adapt and change. We are going nowhere and intend to be able to offer our customers choice and value for a long time to come.

As our Georges store will close (not our Georges st school, which will remain open) on the 12th of February we are having a moving sale. This is an in store sale only which will have plenty of discounts!

Niall Walton
Managing Director
Waltons Music

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Buy any Amp … Get a Martini Strat for ONLY €69

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Buy any guitar amplifier at Waltons Music before Christmas and get a Martini Strat electric guitar for just €69! Check out our big brand amplifiers – Fender, Marshall, NuX, Beta 3, MesaBoogie, Epiphone and more…
Unbelievable deal  … ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Check out our website at www.waltons.ie or call in to our stores in Georges Street, Dublin city centre or our music superstore in Blanchardstown Shoping Centre.

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Last Date for Christmas Delivery

If you are ordering a Christmas gift, please ensure that your order reaches us by the dates below so that we can have your package delivered on time for Christmas.*

Europe & UK : Monday 18th December
Ireland (Republic & North) : Wednesday 20th December (midnight)

REMEMBER
Don’t wait until the last minute to check your order when you receive it.
 To avoid any disappointment due to damages caused by transit,
 shortage or any other reason, please check your package as soon as possible.

* Subject to stock availability

Our online store will be closed from December 22nd until January 3rd.
Orders can be placed during those dates but will not be processed until 3rd January.

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NEW NuX DM-1 Electronic Drum Kit only €299 at Waltons Music

Check out this demo of the new NuX DM-1 Electronic Drumkit at Waltons. Only €299. A brilliant Christmas present for an aspiring drummer … and SILENT!
The groundbreaking  “OneKnob” feature integrates 3 different effects: Drive, Compress and Wet and allows players to colour their sound in real time to achieve their preferred tone. Easily rotating the knob will allow the players to try different effect combinations to create their favorite drum sounds.

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Please contact us if you placed an order on our website recently…

We are happy to say that our Website is now back up and running. Due to the technical difficulties we had if you placed an order on our website recently and have not yet received it please contact us directly in the Head Office on 018207425 and we will have it sent out to you immediately.

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Yamaha Genos First teaser Video

We are delighted to reveal that Yamaha have at last confirmed all the rumours that they will launch the long-awaited and much anticipated follow-up to the phenomenally successful Tyros 5 with a new range of Keyboard Workstations under the Genos banner .

Official launch date is October 2nd but Yamaha will be slowly revealing details in a series of teaser videos over the next couple of weeks .

Available in 61 73 and 88 note versions Yamaha are promising the Genos will revolutionise the keyboard industry by bringing together Yamaha’s unique passion and knowledge of music and musical instruments to bring a whole new world of possibilities to the Genos user .

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more but for now here’s the very first taste of the promise Genos holds .

Click here to watch the first Yamaha Genos teaser

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Waltons Acoustic Weekend 24th/25th June

Get ready for the Waltons Acoustic Weekend
, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June @ Waltons Music Georges Street Dublin 2
• FREE instrument set-ups and repairs with Conor Cassidy from Anything With Frets. Bring along your guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins for repairs or upgrading.
• LIVE Music in store with Moon Looks On, Fields (Sean O’Brien), John Mahon, Niamh Keane, Niall McGuigan
• In Store Promos with discounts on guitars and acoustic instruments

 

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Novation Specialist Mark Lowes to Demo the New Novation Peak Synth at Waltons Georges St on Wednesday 14 June

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Novation Product Specialist Mark Lowes will be Demoing the Amazing New Novation Peak and other Novation products at Waltons Georges St on Wednesday June 14th from 12 noon to 4pm.

Mark will be demoing the new Novation Peak Hybrid Synth, its first appearance in Dublin. Call in to our store in Georges Street and be one of the first to hear this amazing synth another milestone in Novation awesome synth legacy.

Mark will be available to run you through all the sounds and features that make this synth so exciting and also answer any questions you may have about other Novation products.

See more of the new PEAK synth here.

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Waltons World Masters presents Susana Baca, National Concert Hall, 22 June 2017

Waltons World Masters presents Susana Baca at the National Concert Hall, Thursday  22 June 2017
SUSANA BACA Screen John Field Room
One of the supreme divas of world music and the greatest living exponent of the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition, performing in Ireland for one night only.
Free online booking at http://www.nch.ie

Her…performance was luminous, her powerful yet delicate voice resonating with remarkable purity.’ – LOS ANGELES TIMES

The music retains its undulating sensuality, call and response vocals, pinpoint arrangements and peppery rhythms…and stage centre is the sublime Baca herself, an expressive singer and luminous presence whose sultry dance moves and ability to establish a mood and hold it are mesmerizing.’
– SEATTLE TIMES

Baca crafts an innovative and organic take on the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition, in the process catapulting herself to the forefront of an Afro-Peruvian revival.’ – NPR WORLD CAFÉ

I could be convinced to live full-time in Baca’s complex world of Afro-Peruvian music. Here, Andean melancholy is perfectly expressed by an intriguing blend of Spanish melody and African-rooted rhythm.’ – ROOTS WORLD

A world-class world music diva.’ – THE GUARDIAN

With her unmistakable voice and equally impressive interpretive gifts, Susana Baca is a Peruvian national treasure. Born in the black coastal barrio of Chorrillos, outside Lima, where descendants of slaves have lived since the days of the Spanish Empire, Baca was immersed in the wonderfully complex world of Afro-Peruvian music from a very early age. She first came to international attention in 1995, when her rendition of ‘Maria Lando’, a heart-breaking ballad of worker oppression, was included on David Byrne’s The Soul of Black Peru album. Since then, she has brought her intriguing blend of Spanish melodies and African-rooted rhythms – along with her stellar group of Latin American musicians – to audiences worldwide.

Susana Baca is a performer like no other and simply must be experienced live. Her songs are poetic (with lyrics by some of Latin America’s finest poets, with whom she collaborates) and rich with storytelling and evocative imagery; her voice is by turns powerful, smoky and ethereal; her stage presence is elegant and engaging, as she gracefully glides barefoot about the stage while singing; and her delivery is emotionally rich and deeply felt.

Please join us for an unforgettable performance by a true world master.

Susana Baca • Vocals
Hugo Bravo • Percussion
Ernesto Hermoza • Guitar, Charango
Oscar Huaranga • Bass
Maria Helena Pacheco • Violin

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