Canada Needs You!
Mike Ford takes audiences on a break-neck tour of Canadian history through explorers’ tales, First Nations lore, the War of 1812, rebellions, early English-French relations, Confederation and a decade-by-decade examination of the country’s explosive 20th century. Journey into the nation’s past through story and song!
Étienne Brûlé Returns
Étienne Brûlé Returns takes audiences from 17th century Wendake/Huronia to present-day Toronto, through the eyes of the first European explorer to venture across our country. With his memorable original songs, Mike Ford recreates the amazement and wonder of the ‘’voyageur’’, while questioning what we have become and all that has been lost. This performance is only available in French or bilingual versions.
In-person or virtual workshop
Using games of improvisation, brainstorming, rhyme & rhythm and more, Mike leads participants through rapid-fire stages of song creation (a basis for their musical pieces). The artist works with groups of up to 30 in one-hour workshop and can coach the same group over two or three sessions for in-depth creation of group project.
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.
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About Mike Ford
Mike Ford is a bilingual JUNO-nominated solo artist who has released five acclaimed albums of Canadian history-inspired songs. His fast-paced curriculum-focused concerts are adapted to meet the specific needs of grade levels. Using thought-provoking lyrics, personal anecdotes, humour and a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian History, Mike has carved a niche for himself as an artist committed to inspiring young people to have a greater interest in Canada’s past and a stronger investment in its present and future.