Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 25 September 2016

Classical Kids

Classical Music for Children with Ian Mc Glynn

You can now enjoy Classical Kids exclusively on RTÉjr Radio every Sunday morning, from 10 to 11am. To listen, you can tune in via the RTÉjr Radio channel on the Radio Player, or listen on a digital radio via the RTÉjr channel. You can also hear us via the RTÉjr website

Sunday September 25th, 10am

Once upon a time there was a brave princess named Eliza whose brothers were turned into swans by a wicked witch. It's up to Eliza to save them by knitting shirts from stinging nettles, and we'll hear wonderful music written for the Hans Christian story by the composer Elena Kats-Chernin. We'll also hear one of the best, worst singers ever and we'll send you back to sleep this morning with beautiful lullabies from around the world...

Sunday October 2nd, 10am

Once upon a time there were three princesses - one had very long hair, one loved to sleep and one travelled around in a pumpkin! On today's Classical Kids we'll hear music written for all three and we'll travel the world with music written for a Spanish bullfighter, an American cowboy and an English major general.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Csardas

Composer: Monti, Vittorio

Performer(s): Ferenc Santa Jr. Gypsy Band

Album: My First Violin Album Naxos 8.578215

Duration: 3:59


Title: Lullaby

Performer(s): Lei Qiang (Erhu)

Album: Asian Dreamland

Duration: 2:50


Title: Suantrai (Lullaby For Daniel)

Composer: Harbison, Janet

Performer(s): Janet Harbison

Album: Janet Harbison: Prayer BHO BHO 008

Duration: 3:11


Title: Nocturne No.5 In B Flat

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Daniel Adni (Piano)

Album: Favourite Irish Songs HMV Classics Hmv5730432

Duration: 2:46


Title: The Laughing Song

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Florence Foster Jenkins, Cosme Mcmoon (Piano)

Album: The Glory (???) of the Human Voice BMG Classics GD61175

Duration: 1:44


Title: Die Fledermaus - 'The Laughing Song'

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Lesley Garrett (Soprano), Hugh Bean (Leader), The Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Lesley Garrett - Prima Donna Silva Screen SONGCD 907

Duration: 3:49


Title: Belle

Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard

Performer(s): Paige O'Hara (Vocals), Richard White (Vocals), Studio Orchestra

Album: Beauty and the Beast OST Disney 5050466-1345-2-3

Duration: 5:08


Title: Be Our Guest

Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard

Performer(s): Jerry Orbach (Vocals), Angela Lansbury (Vocals)

Album: Ultimate Disney - Disc 1 Walt Disney Records WSMCD195 5050467582125

Duration: 3:44



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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