Mike Ford – Performer/ Speaker
Mike is a Juno-nominated Franco-Ontarian solo artist, has released 4 acclaimed albums of Canadian history -inspired songs, been described as being “rabble-rousing and Pythonesque” and “essential listening” by the Globe & Mail, created his own one-hour national CBC Radio Labour Day special (with Age of Persuasion’s Mike Tennant), toured as a swing member of "The Arrogant Worms", sung at "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" in Ottawa for "The Vigil Project", performed and MC’d at festivals coast-to-coast, created an ever-growing repertoire for his Canada Needs You School tours, and sailed across the Great Lakes on a working Lake Boat with David Francey, from which the two wrote and recorded their album SEAWAY.
Mike’s latest albums feature song-cycles about the War of 1812, and en français, the life of Étienne Brûlé. In 2012, Mike was awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his on-going musical explorations of Canadian history.
Mike performs hundreds of in-school performances every year, bringing his original Canadian History repertoire and workshops to High School, Junior High and younger audiences in both English and French across Ontario.
Invite Mike Ford to your school or event by contacting Prologue to the Performing Arts.