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 6 July 2014

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    Classical Kids loves a good story and on Sunday we'll hear Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Aladdin, plus Tubby the Tuba performed by Ian McGlynn with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    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: Karelia Suite (3rd Movement) Alla Marcia
      Complete Work Name: Karelia Suite
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes, Vol.4 ~~ G118312, Decca, 425850-2
      Duration: 4:26
    • 07:06
      Title: Jumping Bean
      Composer: Farnon, Robert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics (Recordno: CDA20868), Hyperion Records Ltd, CDA20868
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:12
      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
    • 07:27
      Title: Castle Of Thorns From The Sleeping Beauty
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bamberg Symphoniker
      Album: Humperdinck: Fairy Tale Music, Virgin Classics, VC791494-2
      Duration: 2:10
    • 07:36
      Title: Bassoon Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), I Musici
      Album: Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos, Philips, 4752332
      Duration: 3:20
    • 07:40
      Title: Cinderella - Duet Of The Prince And Cinderella Act Ii
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 077776759524) ~~ CDG04062, EMI, 077776759524
      Duration: 4:36
    • 07:56
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Nancy Allen (Harp)
      Album: Romance (Recordno: Rd30198), RCA Victor, Rd30198
      Duration: 2:55

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