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Canada is for Kids Volume 2

Canada is for Kids Volume 2

Michael Mitchell performances have thrilled children and adults alike. As a former writer and performer on Sesame Street Michael's songs are sure to educate and entertain.


  1. Black Fly Song - nasty little beasts that inhabit North Ontario
  2. Coal Town Road - hard life of coal miners and the 'pit ponies' that worked beside them
  3. Headed for Canada - an Irish immigrant sails to Canada to escape the hardships of Ireland
  4. Little Old Sod Shanty - a prairie sod buster's life on a government claim
  5. Au chante de l'Alouette - traditional French Canadian voyageur and coureur de bois song
  6. We're All Looking for a Dinosaur – written for Sesame Street about the dinosaurs that roamed here
  7. Water - Michael wrote this about 'good' water and 'bad' water in this country
  8. Where the Coho Flash Silver - A west coast salmon trawler's quest
  9. Un canadien Errant - Mournful tale of the MacKenzie - Papineau Rebellion of 1837
  10. Red River Cart Song - the pioneer trek to Edmonton along the Calgary Trail
  11. Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor – a rousing Newfoundland favourite
  12. Land of the Silver Birch - a paddling song with a more aboriginal perspective (featured above)
  13. Maple Sugar Time - gathering the maple syrup and fun at a traditional cabane a sucre


Michael Mitchell is a former songwriter and recording artist for Sesame Street and co-host of CTV's Storytime. He spent 24 years as an Infantry Officer with The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and has also been a military intelligence officer and paratrooper. He has been awarded Officer of the Order Military Merit, an honour higher than the Order of Canada. He has earned a black belt in Karate and is a qualified sailboat skipper. Michael was born in Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Victoria, BC.

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