Métis Fiddler Quartet
Grades 4 to 8, 9 to 12 | maximum 200 to 400
Specializing in performing and interpreting uniquely aboriginal Métis and Native old-style fiddle music learned from elders across Canada, this family of young talented musicians looks forward to introducing aboriginal and non-aboriginal students to this important Canadian musical heritage through interactive performances, demonstrations and Métis jigging. Limited availability as duo, trio and quartet.
Rigodon … Chantons!
Grades 4 to 12, 150 as performance or 1 class/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Students will learn songs of the voyageurs and the habitants of French Canada. They will also be introduced to several French musical instruments like the épinette des Vosges and the hurdy gurdy. Be prepared for lots of participation!
Rigodon … Fêtons!
Grades 4 to 12, 1 class/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Pull la tire Sainte-Catherine! Find the future in les crêpes de la Chandeleur! Who gets the rotten potato at la Mi-Carême? Celebrate a traditional French fête in the classroom with songs, legends, superstitions, treats and activities to match the occasion.
New! World Fiddle Day Toronto
Grades 4 to 12, 4-day series, maximum 1 class/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
In this 4-day workshop series, Anne Lederman along with emerging fiddlers and string players, share their passion for diverse Canadian and World fiddle traditions for students in Toronto’s school music string programs.
New! Canadian Adventures
Grades K to 4, 5 to 8 solo or duo and K to 8, 9 to 12 duo | maximum 250
Inspired by a recent song collaboration with a retired bush pilot, Chris began thinking about songs that gave a broad, yet personal glimpse of lives and adventures in this magnificent country: the journeys taken, the hardships encountered, the triumphs achieved and the work done. The content covers all the regions of Canada, and depending on the emphasis put on French in a given school, one song or more can be in French.
Carnaval de Québec
Grades K to 8 | maximum 250 performance as solo
Celebrate the Carnaval de Québec with joyous music from la belle province. Easy sing-a-longs, hands-on music making and simple movements highlight this energetic performance. Peter Jellard joins Chris as a duo for a larger audience up to 350.
Grades 4 to 8 | maximum 250 performance as solo
Clap and sing along to music found in the boites-a-chansons and brasseries, with traditional and popular songs originally sung by street buskers, poets, pop stars, and the revolutionaries—all in one show! Peter Jellard joins Chris as a duo for a larger audience up to 350.
Chantez, dansez, jouez!
Grades 1 to 8, 250 as performance or 2 classes/per session, maximum 3 sessions/day
With songs, dances and games, Bill introduces young audiences to Cajun and Creole folklore of North America.
Fêtons le Carnaval!
Grades 1 to 8 | maximum 250
Take a trip through French-speaking North America, from Québec to St-Boniface and from l’Acadie to la Louisiane and celebrate le Carnaval!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Grades 7 to 8, 9 to 12, 250 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions per day
Who are the Cajuns? What’s the Canadian connection? What’s a fais-do-do or a zydeco? Learn about French Louisiana through traditional music, dance and lots of remarkable images.
Playing with Words
Grades K to 8, 180 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Bill encourages students to learn songs, rhymes and word games that they will continue to enjoy long after his visit.
Salut! (Marylyn Peringer with Chris Rawlings and Bill Russell)
Grades K to 8 | maximum 350 | available as duo, trio or as a quartet with Peter Jellard
Celebrate the seasons with le Carnaval, la St-Valentin, le printemps with French North American music, songs, and folktales with Marylyn, Chris and Bill.