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Announcing The 2019 Waltons Music For Schools Competition Prize Winners

Announcing the 2019 Waltons Music for Schools Competition Prize Winners

Taking place in the National Concert Hall on May 7th, the 2019 Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Concert was a wonderful event with some extraordinary performances by all twelve Finalist school groups.

The entire concert was live webcast by RTÉ lyric fm.

After the concert, adjudicators Dónal Lunny and Evelyn Grant selected the six 2019 Music for Schools Competition Prize Winners:


First Prize

School St. Mochta’s National School, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Entry ‘Music = The Story of Life’
Group St. Mochta’s School Choir

Second Prize

School Carrig National School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Entry ‘Music = Togetherness’
Group Carrig Music Group

Third Prize

School St. John’s National School, Breaffy, Co. Mayo
Entry ‘Gráinne Mhaol’
Group Macalla Mhaigh


First Prize

School Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Entry ‘Music = What You Make It’
Group Laurel Hill Music Ensemble

Second Prize

School St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath
Entry ‘Music Makes Us’
Group St. Joseph’s Ensemble

Third Prize

School Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow
Entry ‘Music Makes Us Who We Are’
Group Coláiste Chill Mhantáin Ensemble

The prize-winning schools each received a trophy, a prize certificate and musical instruments and equipment for their schools from Waltons Music:

First Prize: €2,000
Second Prize: €1,000
Third Prize: €500

Congratulations both to this year’s Prize Winners and to all of the Finalist schools!

John Mardirosian, Director
Waltons Music for Schools Competition
Waltons New School of Music

The Waltons Music for Schools Competition is generously supported by RTÉ lyric fm.


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