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 4 May 2014

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    On Sunday, part of Beethoven's fifth symphony which took so long to write, he finished two other symphonies before it! We'll also hear how Paddington Bear got his name.

    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

    • 07:01
      Title: Acis And Galatea: Overture
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Les Arts Florissants
      Album: Acis And Galatea ~~ C668301, Erato, 3984-25505-2
      Duration: 3:13
    • 07:05
      Title: Bagatelle No.1 Op.33
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Bagatelles ~~ D258002, Telarc, Cd80423
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:11
      Title: Symphony No.5 (1st Movement) Allegro Con Brio -- Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 And 7, Telarc, Cd-80471
      Duration: 6:26
    • 07:18
      Title: Canzonetta For Clarinet And Piano
      Composer: Pierne, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaendonck (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
      Album: French Music for clarinet and piano, harmonia mundi, HMN911596
      Duration: 3:47
    • 07:22
      Title: Cats' Duet
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7544112), EMI, 7544112
      Duration: 3:23
    • 07:24
      Title: I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat
      Composer: Livingston/May/Foster
      Performer(s): Mel Blanc
      Performer(s): Mel Blanc, Billy May & His Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Childhood Memories, Music Digital, CD6566
      Duration: 2:57
    • 07:34
      Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin
      Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kingston Symphony
      Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics, Michele Audio Corp, 2501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:37
      Title: Friend Like Me
      Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard
      Performer(s): Robin Williams (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Robin Williams (Vocal)
      Album: Disneys Greatest Hits, EMI, VTDCD760
      Duration: 2:25
    • 07:44
      Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 1
      Composer: Chappell, Herbert
      Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Paddington Bear's First Concert, Sony Classical, 82876844202
      Duration: 9:23
    • 07:54
      Title: Bassoon Concerto (3rd Movement) - Rondo
      Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bassoon Concertos - Geoghegan / BBC Philharmonic /Noseda, Chandos Records, CHAN 10613
      Duration: 5:02

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