Mike Ford seen here in a file photo will be performing in concert at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton on Tuesday Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The bilingual singer/songwriter will sing in both English and French. Admission is free for Canadian Parents for French members and by-donation for everyone else. /DARREN LUM Staff

Bilingual performer offering by-donation concert Tuesday

By Jenn Watt

Feb. 21 2017

Juno-nominated bilingual singer/songwriter Mike Ford will be returning to Haliburton next week.

The enthusiastic performer formerly of Moxy Früvous will be holding small sessions with students and putting on a concert at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion open to the public.

When he was last in Haliburton Ford entertained students with his songs and poems about Canadian history weaving in French along the way.

His work is accessible to English and French speakers alike; you don’t have to be French speaking or in French immersion classes to enjoy his performances.

Ford’s music has been described as “essential listening” by The Globe and Mail. He has toured with The Arrogant Worms sailed the Great Lakes with David Francey and performed as part of The Vigil Project at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.

He won the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his concentration on Canadian history through his music.

The concert is being organized by Canadian Parents for French – Haliburton and Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Admission is by donation and free for CPF members.

Ford’s concert is Tuesday Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. To ensure you have have a seat you can get a ticket ahead of time by going to J.D. Hodgson Elementary School or Haliburton Highlands Secondary School or by calling Vanessa Meraw at 705-286-2528.