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 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 28 July 2013


    Classical Kids

    Music today by Franz Schubert, whose school orchestra performed his first symphony! And we'll visit the jungle with music from Carnival of the Animals and some musical elephants!

    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

    • 07:08
      Title: Symphony No.1 In D Major (4th Movement) Allegro Vivace
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 6:11
    • 07:18
      Title: Marche Militaire In D
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:27
      Title: Moldau
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 5:17
    • 07:35
      Title: Crazy For You - Overture
      Performer(s): George And Ira Gershwin
      Performer(s): George And Ira Gershwin
      Duration: 3:57
    • 07:39
      Title: The Carnival Of The Animals (1st Movement) Introduction And Marc
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 2:36
    • 07:41
      Title: Lion Group Snarl
      Composer: Not Available
      Duration: 0:31
    • 07:44
      Title: Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)
      Performer(s): Sherman/Gilkyson
      Performer(s): Sherman/Gilkyson
      Duration: 2:47
    • 07:46
      Title: Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
      Performer(s): Linda, Solomon/Weiss, G.D./Creator, L./Peretti, H.
      Performer(s): Linda, Solomon/Weiss, G.D./Creator, L./Peretti, H.
      Duration: 3:26
    • 07:54
      Title: 12 Etudes Op.10 - Etude No.5 In G Flat Major
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 2:05

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