The Franco-American Collection sponsors a monthly French-language sing-along session held on-site at USM LAC. Sessions are organized by community members and encourage audience involvemnt. Lyrics to traditional French folk tunes are provided, and audience members are invited to add their own perofrances, or even share the odd joke or story!
The song sessions help to reinforce the French language and its music among the local community, and make a lasting contribution to the Collection's holdings.
Upcoming Sing-Along Sessions:
October 26, 2012
November 16, 2012
Future dates to be announced.
Examples of previous months' sing-alongs are displayed below:
Alouette (Paul Farrell):
Frère Jacques et Berceuse:
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Alliette Couturier, Paul Farrell)
Dîtes-Moi Pourquoi la Vie est Belle (Normand Caron):
Les Feuilles Mortes (Madeline LeBlanc):
Souvenirs d'un Veillard (Irène and Helène Sylvaine):
Marie Madeline (Jacynthe Jacques):
Il Est Né, le Divin Enfant:
Les Anges de Nos Campagnes:
La Plus Belle Nuit du Monde:
Giving to the Collection
The operation of the Franco-American Collection, its educational programs and the preservation of its materials are dependent on your generosity.
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