Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 11 August 2013

Classical Kids Christmas Eve Requests

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Classical Kids for a very special live Christmas Eve Request Programme! Join us on December 24th for lots of jolly Christmas music and carols, including the story of The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas. 

We would also love to hear from boys and girls around Ireland, especially anyone waiting on Santa! Just record or video your own special greeting or request, and email it to classicalkids@rte.ieThen join Ian McGlynn live on Christmas Eve for the first ever Classical Kids Request Programme!

Tips for recording your greeting:

  • Before you record, decide what you're going to say! Are you going to wish someone special a 'Happy Christmas'? Maybe you could sing part of your favourite carol, or send a message to Santa reminding him where to leave your presents! Or maybe just let us know what you look forward to most at Christmas. 

  • Make sure to start by saying your name, and where you're you calling from.

  • Don't worry if you make a small mistake, just keep recording and then send us your message. We'll listen to them and tidy them up a little, before we broadcast them. 

  • Send your audio or video clips to and feel free to email us some extra information not included in the message. If your file is too large, then use a filesharing website such as Wetransfer using the same email address. 

  • We must receive your messages before Thursday December 22nd at 5pm. 

And if you don't want to record a message, you can write to us via email at any time, or text on the day to 51554. And remember to join us live from 11.30 until 13.00 this Christmas Eve! 

Classical Kids

We'll hear the different sections of the orchestra perform music by Benjamin Britten this morning, plus a musical river, forest and mountain composed by Smetana, Wagner and Grieg.

Sunday December 4th, 10am

We'll celebrate the arrival of Winter this morning with chilling music by Vivaldi and ballet music by Glazunov written for Winter, Hail and Snow. We'll also hear about some of Paddington Bear's adventures during his travels around the world! 

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Music Played on the Show


Title: The Teddy Bears Picnic

Performer(s): Bratton, John W

Duration: 3:25


Title: Morning From Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 4:24


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (1st Movement) Introduction

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 1:21


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (2nd Movement) Theme

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 2:35


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (3rd Movement) Woodwind Var

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:32


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (4th Movement) String Varia

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 4:18


Title: Sing A Song Of Sixpence

Performer(s): Rutter, John

Duration: 1:56


Title: Moldau

Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich

Duration: 5:17


Title: The Cuckoo In The Middle Of The Wood

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 2:23


Title: Peer Gynt - Suite No.1 - In The Hall Of The Mountain King

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 2:56


Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)

Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert

Duration: 3:00


Title: Raiders March From Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 5:28


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (5th Movement) Harp Variati

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 1:03


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (6th Movement) Brass Variat

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 2:34


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (7th Movement) Percussion V

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 2:23


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (8th Movement) Fugue

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:02


Title: Symphony No.9 (4th Movement) Ode To Joy Excerpt

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 4:02


Title: The Second Star To The Right (In The Style Of Thomas Tallis)

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy / Fain, Sammy

Duration: 2:25



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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