Music groups from the twelve finalist schools (six primary and six post-primary) selected from entries for the 2019 Music for Schools Competition will perform in a Gala Finalists Concert, which will be streamed live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin on RTÉ Culture at 1pm on Tuesday, May 7th. 

This year’s six winning schools will be announced after the concert, to be presented by RTÉ lyric fm's Ian McGlynn. Guest tickets for the Finalists Concert should be purchased directly from the participating schools, or via the NCH website.

Founded in 2012, the annual Waltons Music for Schools Competition is a non-profit national event celebrating and supporting music in Irish schools. The competition is run by Waltons New School of Music and is generously supported by RTÉ lyric fm. All primary and post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland were eligible to enter the competition, and schools from all 26 counties have participated.

At the end of the Finalists Concert, adjudicators Evelyn Grant and Dónal Lunny will select six winning primary and post-primary schools, who will receive awards totaling €7,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments and equipment from Waltons Music, including two First Prizes of €2,000 vouchers.

The Waltons Music For Schools Competition Finalists Concert will be live streamed on Tuesday, May 7th at 1pm here at RTÉ Culture.