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 2 February 2014

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    A Playful Pizzicato and a Frolicsome Finale by Benjamin Britten this morning, and we'll visit the moon, the stars and the sun with music by Debussy, Mozart and Edvard Grieg.

    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: Production Number
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Duration: 2:36
    • 07:03
      Title: Bartered Bride: Dance Of The Comedians
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 6:41
    • 07:11
      Title: Morning, From Peer Gynt Suite No.1
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Duration: 4:19
    • 07:15
      Title: Clair De Lune
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 5:57
    • 07:20
      Title: Variations On Ah Vous Dirais-Je Maman K265
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 9:13
    • 07:27
      Title: The Nutcracker Op.71a - Waltz Of The Flowers
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 5:37
    • 07:35
      Title: Track 21
      Performer(s): Trad
      Performer(s): Trad
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:37
      Title: Holberg Suite (5th Movement)
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Duration: 4:34
    • 07:42
      Title: Simple Symphony(1st Movement) Boisterous Bourree
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:46
      Title: Simple Symphony(2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:20
    • 07:49
      Title: Simple Symphony(4th Movement) Frolicsome Finale
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:17
    • 07:53
      Title: Chit-Chat Polka (Tritsch-Tratsch Polka)
      Performer(s): Strauss, Johann
      Performer(s): Strauss, Johann
      Duration: 3:13
    • 07:56
      Title: The Imperial March
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Duration: 3:22

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