Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Perform at Electric Picnic with RTÉ lyric fm!

    RTÉ lyric fm is pleased to offer our younger listeners a FREE piano lesson in Soul Kids at Electric Picnic on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of August, with the award-winning pianist and teacher Kevin Corcoran. 

    If you know a young piano player who would like a FREE introductory lesson or some tips and performance advice, then come along and perform at the RTÉ lyric fm tent in Soul Kids at Electric Picnic with our fantastic teacher Kevin. Just email lyric@rte.ie to secure a booking. Incidentally, this is not only for kids - Mums and Dads you can also book a lesson, or you might even sing along - and all participants will receive an 'I Performed at Electric Picnic' Certificate!

    So join us at Soul Kids for lots of musical fun – we would love to see you there. RTÉ lyric fm at the Electric Picnic – bringing the music to life!

    Click here to download the Soul Kids brochure

    Kevin Corcoran has an impressive collection of Feis and Competition awards and trophies, and was recently awarded a Bachelor of Music (First Class Hons) from DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama. As a composer, Kevin’s pieces have been performed by DIT’s Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Solo Singers and Piano Trio.

    Classical Kids Sunday 17 August 2014

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    In the overture to his opera William Tell, Rossini painted a picture of a Summer storm and the galloping horses of the Swiss army! We'll hear it on Sunday and we'll visit a farm.

    Sunday August 24th
    Gabriel Fauré wrote a suite for a girl named Dolly, and the movements have fun names such as ‘Mi-a-ou’ (the name Dolly called her brother Raoul) and the ‘Kitty-Valse’ (written for the family dog). We’ll hear it on Sunday, plus music by the American composer Leonard Bernstein including toe-tapping dances and a song made up of wrong notes!

    Sunday August 31st
    We'll take an un-seasonal listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker on Sunday, including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dance of the Reed Flutes. We'll also enjoy to music performed by an orchestra of brass instruments, string instruments and a ukulele orchestra!

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Rumba
      Composer: Englund, Einar
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Northern Highlights - The Ultimate Finnish Orchestral Favourites, ONDINE, ODE9912
      Duration: 2:03
    • 07:05
      Title: Irish Suite For Strings - Fishamble Street - Dublin 1742
      Composer: Duff, Arthur
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Classical Ireland - A collection of Classical Music by Irish Composers, Artists & Orchestras, Cosmic Sounds, COSCD100
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:10
      Title: Indian Dance
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Russian Dances (Recordno: Chan6598) ~~ G323309, Chandos, Chan6598
      Duration: 4:21
    • 07:14
      Title: Dance Of The Tumblers
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Chan8328), Chandos, Chan8328
      Duration: 3:35
    • 07:21
      Title: William Tell: Overture
      Complete Work Name: William Tell
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): La Scala Orchestra Milan
      Album: Rossini - 10 Overtures ~~ G283101, Decca, 448218
      Duration: 11:40
    • 07:34
      Title: Flute Quintet No.6 In D Major 'Las Parejas' (2nd Movement) Galope
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Carlo Ipata (Flute)
      Performer(s): Carlo Ipata (Flute), Auser Musici
      Album: Boccherini: Six Quintets for Flute and Strings, Hyperion, CDA67646
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:38
      Title: Serenata -- Serenata
      Composer: Respighi, Ottorino
      Performer(s): I Salonisti
      Performer(s): I Salonisti
      Album: I Salonisti, Decca, 4367542
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:46
      Title: Chicken Reel -- Chicken Reel
      Composer: Daly, Joseph M
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New Columbian Brass Band
      Album: The Teddy Bears Picnic - A Musical Menagerie from America's Golden Age -- DOR93201, Dorian Recordings, DOR93201
      Duration: 2:56
    • 07:51
      Title: Sheep May Safely Graze Bwv 208
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Classical, SK 60681
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:55
      Title: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (In The Style Of J. Strauss)
      Composer: Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Heigh-Ho! Mozart ~~ F1470/PDIM, Delos, DE 3186
      Duration: 2:39

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