Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 15 September 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

As Poulenc was sitting at his piano one day, a little girl handed him a story book and asked him to play it-and he did-so we'll hear his Babar the Elephant this Sunday!

Saturday December 3rd, 7am

Music fans got so excited watching Franz Liszt play piano, they would keep his rubbish as souvenirs and even faint at performances. This obsession was called 'Lisztomania', and on Sunday we'll hear some of the exciting music that Liszt wrote for the piano including his Hungarian Rhapsodies and La Campanella. We'll also hear choral music by the composer Eric Whitacre, who records singers all over the world to perform in his virtual choir!

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, and music from his very own movie!

Music Played on the Show


Title: No.6 Zickeltanz (Kidlings' Dance)

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 1:50


Title: Algerian Suite: French Military March

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 4:47


Title: Concerto For 2 Violins In D Minor Bwv1043 (1st Movement) Vivace

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:04


Title: Mass In B Minor No.23 Chorus : Osanna In Excelsis

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:50


Title: Sheep May Safely Graze

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:43


Title: Espana

Performer(s): Waldteufel, Emile

Duration: 6:17


Title: Anvil Chorus, From Il Trovatore

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 3:24


Title: Beaty And The Beast - Be Our Guest

Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard

Duration: 3:59


Title: March From Nutcracker Suite

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 2:43


Title: The Story Of Babar (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 3:25


Title: Ride On Mother's Back (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 2:35


Title: Babar Comes To A Town (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 3:47


Title: Babar's Car (4th Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 1:58


Title: Arthur And Celeste (5th Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 1:55


Title: The Search For Arthur And Celeste (6th Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 1:35


Title: Babar Returns To The Forest (7th Movement)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 2:55


Title: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Performer(s): David /Hoffman/Livingston

Duration: 4:14



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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