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TOUMANI-FB-COMPIn advance of Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté’s much-anticipated performance at the National Concert Hall on Saturday, June 7th for the Waltons World Masters series, we have CDs of their ‘exquisite’ (The Guardian) just-released duet album TOUMANI & SIDIKI to give away! The album has received 5-star reviews from the Irish Times, Songlines, the Evening Standard and the Independent on Sunday, among many others – and it’s gorgeous! To win a copy, simply email worldmasters@newschool.ie with ‘T & S CD’ in the subject line and your mobile phone number in the body, by 6 pm on Thursday, June 5th. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 6th.

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June 2, 2014 · 11:18 am

Saturday, 24 August – Waltons opening new super store in Blanchardstown Centre!

BLANCHARDSTOWN Window-mockupWaltons are delighted to announce that they are moving their North Frederick St. shop to a new 7,500 foot superstore in Blanchardstown Centre! Located beside TK Maxx, the new store will be a one-stop destination for music lovers ranging from absolute beginners to professional musicians. It will carry many of the most famous brands in music – including Gibson, Epiphone, Fender, Marshall, Yamaha, Zoom, Roland, Kurzweil, EV, Sennheiser, Dunlop, MXR, Focusrite, Novation, LAG, Takamine, KRK, MesaBoogie, Boss, Vic Firth, Zildjian and many, many more! We will continue our tradition of providing the best value and greatest range of music instruments and products in Ireland.

Managing Director Niall Walton: ‘Our iconic Frederick St. shop, which has been part of the company for over ninety years, evokes happy memories for many and will be missed, but the Blanchardstown store, with its ease of accessibility and vastly larger space, ushers in a new era for the company, and we feel that it will offer huge benfits for our customers, including a much larger range of instruments, music technology, accessories and books. It will also be a fantastic alternative to city shopping, with plenty of parking and easy access. We will, of course, be keeping our thriving city-centre music shop and Waltons New School of Music on South Great George’s St., and will continue to bring great artists to the NCH through our Waltons World Masters Series. We are very excited about this new development.’

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DON’T MISS BOBBY MCFERRIN at the NCH Wed 6th & Thurs 7th March!

BOBBY-McFRN-web-adTickets still available (from €36)for Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on the 6th and 7th March. A ten-time Grammy Award winner, Bobby McFerrin is known for music-making that transcends the boundaries of language, culture and genre. He has inspired audiences around the world with his legendary solo vocal concerts and collaborations with artists ranging from YoYo Ma and the Vienna Philharmonic to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Chick Corea and Taj Mahal.

Artists performing with Bobby McFerrin in a unique two-day celebration of creativity and collaboration are:
Wednesday, 6 March: Maire Dee – Dancer; Kate Ellis – Cello; Robbie Harris – Bodhrán; Emer Mayock – Irish Flute; Úna Ní Fhlannagáin – Harp; Nick Roth – Soprano Saxophone, Flutes; John Sweeney – Guitar; Francesco Turrisi – Piano, Accordion, Percussion
Thursday, 7 March: Cindy Cummings – Dancer; Kate Ellis – Cello; Robbie Harris – Bodhrán; JPTrio (Ted Kelly, Jos Kelly, Paddy Hazleton) – Banjo, Button Accordion, Cajón Kit; Emer Mayock – Irish Flute; Francesco Turrisi – Piano, Accordion, Percussion

Tickets from nch.ie (no booking fee)
One performance: €40, €50, €60 (choir balcony €25)
Both performances (10% discount): €72, €90, €108 (choir balcony €45)

See the Waltons World Masters Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland web page for more information.

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Make someone smile this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the phenomenal Bobby McFerrin (of ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ fame). Presented by Waltons World Masters,  Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland is going to be the event of the year in the National Concert Hall on the 6th & 7th of March, when he will collaborate over two evenings  in ‘in the moment’ performances with a very select group of Irish artists representing the best of creativity in Ireland today. To book tickets, starting from €25 (with 10% discount for New School students), go to NCH.ie.


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Don’t forget! The deadline for entries to the Waltons Music for Schools Competition 2013 is Friday, 1st February. We’re looking forward to seeing all the talent and, with RTE lyric fm, drawing 12 finalists who will perform in the National Concert Hall on Monday, 8th April. Schools will compete for a total of €10,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments, accessories, books, music technology or PA equipment from Waltons Music, to be divided among six winning primary and post-primary schools, including two first prizes of €3,000 vouchers! 

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Bring a bit of heat and sun into your life and don’t miss this opportunity to see the amazing Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars coming to the National Concert Hall on Wednesday next. Tickets from €24 and Waltons New School of Music students get a 10% discount.  ‘Roots reggae rhythms blessed with finger-picked guitar is at the core: Fans of the early Wailers will be as beguiled as Afro-popsters.’

Presented by Waltons World Masters.


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