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 16 March 2014

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    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.

    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!

    Sunday September 7th
    Schubert’s father was a teacher and wanted young Franz to teach too, but the young composer was more interested in writing music! However he did write his first symphony for his school orchestra, and we’ll hear it on this week’s Classical Kids. We’ll also hear music written for dancing hours and minutes, in Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: Symphony No.8 In F (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 4:09
    • 07:05
      Title: Trasna Na Dtonnta
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 1:42
    • 07:07
      Title: 7 Marionnettes - No. 2 Poupee Valsante
      Performer(s): Poldini, Ede
      Performer(s): Poldini, Ede
      Duration: 3:33
    • 07:11
      Title: Calm Seas And Blue Skies (Children Of Lir)
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty, Herbert
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty, Herbert
      Duration: 2:14
    • 07:14
      Title: Children Of Lir: Allegro Con Brio
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty
      Duration: 6:20
    • 07:20
      Title: The Children Of Lir: Transformation, Baptism And Death (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Harty, Hamilton
      Performer(s): Harty, Hamilton
      Duration: 3:36
    • 07:28
      Title: Riverdance
      Performer(s): Whelan, Bill
      Performer(s): Whelan, Bill
      Duration: 5:58
    • 07:41
      Title: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (4th Movement) Farandole
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:45
      Title: The Cows Are A Milking
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Duration: 1:40
    • 07:47
      Title: Suite For Strings: Finale
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Duration: 4:33
    • 07:51
      Title: Jamaican Rumba
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Duration: 2:38
    • 07:55
      Title: Irish Suite - The Last Rose Of Summer
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Duration: 4:11

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