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 10 November 2013

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    We get a visit from a Big Bad Wolf and Paddington Bear this morning, and we'll hear music that Mendelssohn wrote after he visited Scotland.
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Elementary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary examines the pieces in the 2014 RIAM Elementary Piano Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Preliminary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary offers tips and advice and tips for the Preliminary Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Primary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary looks at the pieces in the 2014 RIAM Primary Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 1

    Professor Ray Keary looks at the pieces on offer, as part of the RIAM 2014 Piano Grade 1
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 2

    Professor Ray Keary plays the pieces on offer in the Grade 2 2014 RIAM piano syllabus
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 3

    Professor Ray Keary plays through the pieces for the 2014 RIAM Grade 3 Piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 4

    Professor Ray Keary plays through the pieces for the 2014 RIAM Grade 4 Piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 5

    Professor Ray Keary examines the piano pieces for the Grade 5 RIAM 2013 piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 6

    Professor Ray Keary introduces the pieces for the RIAM Grade 6 piano examination
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 7

    Professor Ray Keary talks through the pieces of the RIAM Grade 7 piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 8

    Professor Ray Keary examines the pieces for the RIAM Grade 8 piano examinations

    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

    • 07:00
      Title: Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-Ee
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Duration: 3:01
    • 07:04
      Title: Octet In E Flat (4th Movement)
      Performer(s): Pleyel, Ignaz Joseph
      Performer(s): Pleyel, Ignaz Joseph
      Duration: 2:55
    • 07:08
      Title: The Hebrides
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 6:52
    • 07:15
      Title: Symphony No.3 In A Minor Op.56 "Scottish" 2nd Movement Vivace No
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 4:45
    • 07:20
      Title: Eli Jenkins' Prayer: The Sunset Poem
      Performer(s): Troyte, Arthur H.D
      Performer(s): Troyte, Arthur H.D
      Duration: 3:01
    • 07:23
      Title: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Performer(s): Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Duration: 3:19
    • 07:29
      Title: Pizzicato Polka
      Performer(s): Strauss Ii, Johann
      Performer(s): Strauss Ii, Johann
      Duration: 3:23
    • 07:33
      Title: Moto Perpetuo
      Performer(s): Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Paganini, Nicolo
      Duration: 4:28
    • 07:37
      Title: The Swan
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:41
    • 07:40
      Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 3
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Chappell, Herbert
      Performer(s): Chappell, Herbert
      Duration: 12:48
    • 07:55
      Title: Fur Elise
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 3:45

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