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 7 April 2013

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    Classical Kids is a fun introduction to composers, musicians and instruments for younger listeners - and maybe some grownups too!

    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

    • 07:09
      Title: Candide: Overture
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Duration: 4:32
    • 07:14
      Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:18
      Title: Sun Dance (Wand Of Youth Suite No.1)
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:18
    • 07:21
      Title: Fairies And Giants (Wand Of Youth Suite No.1)
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:49
    • 07:25
      Title: Moths And Butterflies
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:15
    • 07:28
      Title: Butterfly's Day Out
      Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar
      Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar
      Duration: 4:57
    • 07:33
      Title: Die Walkure - The Ride Of The Valkyries
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 4:16
    • 07:53
      Title: Mexican Hat Dance
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:21
    • 07:58
      Title: Lullaby (Cradle Song)
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 2:37
    • 08:06
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Finale
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 2:10

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