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 23 February 2014

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    Music by Jean Sibelius this morning, who wrote music which celebrated his home country, Finland. We'll also hear about Ratty, Toad and Mole, with music from The Wind in the Willows

    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: Tango - The Gliding Girl
      Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip
      Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip
      Duration: 3:57
    • 07:06
      Title: Oboe Concerto In D Minor - Presto
      Performer(s): Marcello, Alessandro
      Performer(s): Marcello, Alessandro
      Duration: 4:03
    • 07:10
      Title: The Tale Of The Tsar Sultan - Flight Of The Bumblebee
      Performer(s): Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Duration: 1:38
    • 07:12
      Title: Der Alte Brummbar (The Old Grumbler)
      Performer(s): Fucik, Julius
      Performer(s): Fucik, Julius
      Duration: 4:53
    • 07:17
      Title: Serenade Op. 44 - Movement I - Moderato, Quasi Marcia
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 4:07
    • 07:22
      Title: Intermezzo (Karelia Suite)
      Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean
      Duration: 3:59
    • 07:27
      Title: Finlandia, Op. 26
      Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean
      Duration: 8:41
    • 07:40
      Title: The Wind In The Willows
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Duration: 14:07
    • 07:54
      Title: Habanera
      Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Duration: 4:50

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