Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 16 March 2014

You can now enjoy Classical Kids exclusively on RTÉjr Radio every Sunday morning, from 10 to 11am. To listen, you can tune in via the RTÉjr Radio channel on the Radio Player, or listen on a digital radio via the RTÉjr channel. You can also hear us via the RTÉjr website

Saturday August 27th, 7am

Like Beethoven, Jean Sibelius loved the countryside. He also loved his home country of Finland, and wrote a great piece of music that described important moments in the history of Finland. We'll hear it this morning, plus some musical jokes composed by Mozart and Haydn!

Sunday August 28th, 10am

The English composer William Walton wrote a set of piano pieces for his niece Elizabeth to play but they were too difficult for her, so he re-wrote them as duets for her to play with her brother Michael. We'll hear some of his Music for Children this morning, including the Music Lesson, Hop-Scotch and The Three-Legged Race. We'll also hear performances by some very talented young orchestras from around the world, including the energetic Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Watch their incredibly energetic performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mambo below...

Classical Kids

We'll celebrate on St. Patrick's Day with music by Irish composers including The Children of Lir by Hamilton Harty plus some traditional Irish songs performed by RTÉ Cór na nÓg.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Symphony No.8 In F (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 4:09


Title: Trasna Na Dtonnta

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 1:42


Title: 7 Marionnettes - No. 2 Poupee Valsante

Performer(s): Poldini, Ede

Duration: 3:33


Title: Calm Seas And Blue Skies (Children Of Lir)

Performer(s): Hamilton Harty, Herbert

Duration: 2:14


Title: Children Of Lir: Allegro Con Brio

Performer(s): Hamilton Harty

Duration: 6:20


Title: The Children Of Lir: Transformation, Baptism And Death (Excerpt)

Performer(s): Harty, Hamilton

Duration: 3:36


Title: Riverdance

Performer(s): Whelan, Bill

Duration: 5:58


Title: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (4th Movement) Farandole

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Cows Are A Milking

Performer(s): Trimble, Joan

Duration: 1:40


Title: Suite For Strings: Finale

Performer(s): Trimble, Joan

Duration: 4:33


Title: Jamaican Rumba

Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur

Duration: 2:38


Title: Irish Suite - The Last Rose Of Summer

Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy

Duration: 4:11



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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