TROUBADOUR – Virtual or In-Person Performance
TROUBADOUR concerts are Bilingual, English or French concerts drawing from Mike Ford’s extensive and growing repertoire of original songs exploring the wonders of the French Language, Canadian History, Sustainability, and Treaty Responsibility. Combining audience participation, historical lore, storytelling, humour, personal experience and a bottomless trove of songs, TROUBADOUR concerts are designed to inspire keen interest in and exploration of all the above themes. Whether the concert is a call-and-response celebration of French vocabulary, a voyage through the fur-trade era, a many-angled look at The War of 1812, a lightning speed tour of 20th Century Canada, or a combination of any of these, TROUBADOUR songs, stories, interaction and Study Guide resources can open doors of Inquiry to last the whole school year! Each concert is tailored to you curricular needs.
Les mots qui chantent / Canada Needs Songs – Virtual or In-Person Workshops
Mike Ford Song Workshops, offered as Bilingual, English or French sessions, are designed to launch students into the creation of their own curriculum-focused topical song creations, destined for unit-culminating tasks, school-wide thematic events, or further arts experience and creation. Guiding student groups through lightning-fast stages exploring Improv, Brain-Storming, Song Structure, Rhyme & Rhythm and on-the-fly editing, these workshops give students hands-on experience in lyric-based song creation and related themes of Approach, Intent, Genre, and Performance, setting them on the path to further explore SONG as means of expression, sharing, academic response and world-changing!