Canada Is For Kids MUSIC COLLECTION
Get all 40 great Canadian songs in one pack
Includes all 3 CANADA IS FOR KIDS music CDs. BONUS: you also get a full colour, 8-page Lyric Booklet. All enclosed in a durable vinyl DVD case.
Volume 1 songs include: Something to Sing About– A little Canadian flag-waving; Little Trees – written by Michael for the TV program Sesame Street;I’se the B’y – a Newfoundland favourite; The Island – now the official song of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Farewell Nova Scotia – From the First World War, the song of a man who lost his three brothers at sea; V’la l’Bon Vent – a 200-year-old French-Canadian Voyageur paddling song; Canada in My Pocket– Michael wrote this song to describe the significance of the symbols on our Canadian coins; This Land is Your Land– a true Canadian geography lesson; The Log Driver’s Waltz– an Ottawa Valley song about the logging industry; Lady Franklin’s Lament – the quest by Sir John Franklin’s wife to discover the fate of his ill-fated Northwest Passage expedition; Alberta Bound– A Toronto boy looses his heart to an Alberta girl; The Bluenose – the story of the country’s most famous schooner; Fly High – Michael wrote this tribute to the nation’s aviators as a theme song for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame; Canada Is… almost an anthem for this country, and for Michael.
Volume 2 includes: Black Fly Song – seen on a National Film Board vignette about the nasty little beasts that inhabit North Ontario; Coal Town Road – about the hard life of coal miners and the ‘pit ponies’ that used to work beside them; Headed for Canada – the story of an Irish immigrant sailing to Canada to escape the hardships of his native home; Little Old Sod Shanty – a prairie so buster’s life on a government claim; Au chante de l’Alouette – a traditional French Canadian voyageur and coureur de bois song; We’re All Looking for a Dinosaur– Michael wrote this one for Sesame Street about the dinosaurs that used to roam this land; Water – Michael wrote this one for what we consider ‘good’ water and ‘bad’ water in this country; Where the Coho Flash Silver – A west coast salmon trawler’s quest for those famous silver fishes; Un canadien Errant – An exquisitely orchestrated and mournful tune about the MacKenzie – Papineau Rebellion of 1837; Red River Cart Song – the pioneer trek to Edmonton along the Calgary Trail; Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor – another rousing Newfoundland favourite; Land of the Silver Birch – a paddling song with a more aboriginal perspective; Maple Sugar Time – Michael wrote this about a favourite Eastern Canadian pastime — gathering up the maple syrup and having fun at a traditional cabane a sucre.
Song selections on Volume 3 include: COME TO CANADA – Canada is a land of immigrants. It’s a unique characteristic that we all share. BIG WET RODENT DAY – A tribute to our most revered rodent and national symbol. THE KETTLE VALLEY LINE – Riding the rails on this historic railway. LES RAFTSMEN – This lively song was a favorite of the French-Canadian woodsmen in the nineteenth century. DONKEY RIDING – A favourite song in many schools that Michael rewrote to make it truly Canadian. WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL – Living in Canada, you never get bored with the weather, so why not dedicate a song to our ever changing seasons? LET ‘EM RUN (THE BALLAD OF THE YUKON QUEST) – Held every February, this is the Olympics of sled dog racing and the ultimate test of these magnificent teams. THE ALBERTA NEWFOUNDLANDER – For a while the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta was nicknamed ‘Fort McNewfie’ because so many Newfoundland and Labradorians moved there to take advantage of the great pay you could make in the oil patch. RATATAT-TAT – Nature is a wonderful teacher, but it can play tricks on your senses! FIELDS OF ROCK AND SNOW – A beautiful, poignant song about the life of some early immigrant farmers in North Ontario. AH! SI MON MOINE VOULAIT DANSER – Try keeping up with this French-Canadian favourite. I LIKE WALKING IN THE WOODS – Woods are a great place to escape to and let both your feet and imagination wander. TELL US A STORY OR TWO – Some unique Canadian limericks.