Hal Leonard Strikes a Deal with Waltons Music
Premium Irish Songbooks, Instruction & Instruments Now Available
MILWAUKEE - North American music retailers are about to behold the luck of the Irish. Hal Leonard Corporation has reached a deal with Dublin-based Waltons Music to exclusively distribute its authentic songbooks, instructional publications and instruments.
Waltons has been at the forefront of Irish music since the company was founded in 1922 by Martin Walton. Ireland has a tradition of beautiful music, and the name Waltons is an integral part of that tradition.
Standout songbook series from Waltons include 110 Tunes; Ireland - The Songs; The Very Best Irish Songs & Ballads; and The Very Best Scottish Songs & Ballad. The company also publishes books, book/CD packs and DVDs teaching everything from accordion to uilleann pipes and everything in between, for beginners to professionals.
Waltons manufactures world-class instruments, including bodhrans, bones, spoons, penny whistles and more. Bundle packs combining instruments and instruction are also bestsellers. The Waltons catalog includes more than 150 items in all.
Waltons Managing Director Imelda Tierney says, "Hal Leonard has an outstanding operation and reputation, and we are thrilled to have them distribute our products. They are perfect partners to help us spread the joy of Irish music."
David Jahnke, vice president of national sales for Hal Leonard, comments, "Irish music seems to inspire passion in people like few other genres do. The Waltons catalog offers quality, authenticity and variety, with something for everyone."
He continues, "Waltons songbooks, instruments and bundle packs are ideal for stores looking to expand their folk and world music offerings, and for the educational market. A variety of bodhrans feature authentic Celtic designs - including the internationally famous Guinness artwork. These are ideal gifts for musicians and music fans, and they look great displayed in a music room. Dealers and consumers will be very pleased with what they find from Waltons."
For more information to place an order for Waltons Music publications and instruments, please visit www.halleonard.com.