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 26 May 2013

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    Classical Kids

    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

    • 06:56
      Title: Suite Espanola (4th Movement) Cadiz
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 4:46
    • 07:01
      Title: Marche Militaire In D
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:06
      Title: Grand Canyon Suite - Sunrise
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Duration: 5:07
    • 07:12
      Title: Early One Morning
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Duration: 2:31
    • 07:14
      Title: Summer Afternoon - Idyll
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:22
      Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Duration: 3:00
    • 07:27
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:30
      Title: Georgie
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:34
      Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:55
    • 07:40
      Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:30
    • 07:42
      Title: Wild Bears
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:42
    • 07:45
      Title: If I Were King Of The Forest
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Duration: 4:29

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