TROUBADOUR concerts draw 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 historical lore, storytelling, humour, personal experience, and a bottomless trove of songs, TROUBADOUR takes you on a voyage through the fur-trade era, a many-angled look at The War of 1812, and a lightning speed tour of 20th Century Canada. Call-and-response songs, stories, study guide resources can open doors of Inquiry to last the whole school year!
Les mots qui chantent / Canada Needs Songs
Mike Ford Song Workshops are designed to launch students into the creation of their own curriculum-focused topical song creations. Guiding student groups through lightning-fast creation 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.