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TOUMANI & SIDIKI CD GIVEAWAY COMPETTION!

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

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA AT THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL TONIGHT!

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.

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WALTONS WORLD MASTERS GOSPEL COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON!

Blind_Boys_1.jpg_Thumbnail0Listen in to Mooney on RTÉ Radio 1 this afternoon (3 – 4.30pm), when the winning choir of the third nationwide Waltons World Masters Gospel Competition will be announced. They’ll support gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama at the NCH on Wednesday, 21 May!

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WHAT’S TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN MAY & JUNE . . . . ?

Three unmissable World Masters Concerts! Check out these three amazing concerts in the Waltons World Masters series coming up in May and June.

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Tigran Hamasyan A truly original jazz talent, pianist, composer and singer Tigran Hamasyan came to Ireland for the first time in 2012, at the age of 24, to perform a solo concert for the World Masters series of astonishing range and depth. He returns with his trio for one night only in Ireland. Click here for more information.

‘Amazing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘A mature and great and rich and deep artist.’ – Chick Corea

 

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 National Concert Hall, Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 8 pm

The Blind Boys of Alabama: Living legends of gospel music, the Blind Boys of Alabama return to Ireland and the World Masters series for another roof-raising evening, supported by an Irish gospel choir/group selected through the third nationwide Waltons World Masters Gospel Competition! Click here for more information.

‘Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous’ – Washington Post

‘The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift…’ – Rolling Stone

 

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National Concert Hall, Saturday, 7 June 2014, 8 pm

Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté: Channelling equal parts Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and ancient griot tradition, Toumani Diabaté is one of Africa’s most gifted musicians and quite simply the greatest kora player in the world. For this very special concert Toumani shares the stage with his son, rising kora star 22-year-old Sidiki Diabaté. Click here for more information.

 ‘magnificent’ – The Guardian

‘He’s the sort of player you only encounter once in a lifetime…on a par with Glenn Gould or Rostropovich.’ – Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3

 

 

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Countdown to Soweto Gospel Choir Concert, Monday 18th National Concert Hall!

Don’t miss the concert of the season! The Soweto Gospel Choir is making a flying visit to Dublin and will perform for one night only in the National Concert Hall, Monday 18th! They are simply amazing. Charge your batteries for the winter. Be inspired, moved and experience gospel singing like you never have before with this phenomenal group of singers. Tickets are going fast . . . 

Check out this flavour of Soweto in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd6sy5DKpxk 

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WIN 2 TOP PRICE TICKETS TO SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR NCH CONCERT!

Want to be in with a chance to win 2 top price tickets to the amazing Soweto Gospel Choir concert in the National Concert Hall on November 18? Check out the link below and simply ‘like’ to be in the draw! Bring some heat, colour and joy into your drab, cold November days – this concert is simply not to be missed. Simply click here to take the first step to warmth this winter.

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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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ABSOLUTE MAGIC! BOBBY MCFERRIN at NCH last night & tonight

BOBBY-McFRN-web-adLast night we saw the magic of Bobby McFerrin working ‘in the moment’ with the gorgeous dancer Máire Dee and an inspired group of musicians including Kate Ellis, Robbie Harris, Emer Mayock, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Nick Roth, John Sweeney and Francesco Turrisi. You really had to be there to appreciate this fantastic collaboration in making music ‘in the moment’. There’s another chance to experience this amazing musical event – there are still some tickets available for tonight’s performance when Bobby will be singing, dancing and playing with a new combination of artists including 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)
See the Waltons World Masters Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland web page for more information.

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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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