In this cultural music performance, 'CJ' from the popular School Performance Tours troupe ‘Aussie Kids Rock’ travels through the origins of folk music from different countries. Using humour, catchy songs and an array of instruments the journey begins in CJ’s native land of England. In London we learn about the origins of British Skiffle with all its fun related home-made instruments such as the Washboard and the Kazoo. A humorous song about the folklore legend Robin Hood follows which introduces the Banjo-lele, Ukulele, and Whistle before heading to Spain for more fun. In Spain children are introduced to the Flamenco Guitar and an interactive song that helps teach basic Spanish language. Then, just like the settlers did many years ago CJ moves from Europe to the Appalachian mountains of North America for a good ol’ 'hoe down', before heading home here to Australia. Sing along songs about environmental issues such as protecting ourselves from the sun and saving water are also featured.
Catchy lyrics, quick to learn dance moves and important messages are all combined to make this exploration of folk music both an informative and very entertaining experience.
Folkie Dolkie was fantastic. The children got involved. They loved him. Very friendly. Excellent.
Ashlee Gordom. Endeavour Hills Early Learning Centre. VIC.
Today your children had the opportunity to watch a special performance called Folkie Dokey, a show all about folk music. CJ, the performer sang and acted out all types of folk music from all around the world. As well as using various instruments throughout the show are children were introduced to various types of folk music from around the Australia, Spain, England and America. Your children, laughed, dance and sang all the way through the performance! Waltzing Matilda was one of the Australian songs sand and Nate and Paige sang along in the crowd. When CJ bought out the puppets Wise Clive and Nigel your children enjoyed listening to their songs and jokes. Children copied Clive as he said greetings in various languages and showed enthusiasm as they contributed to this experience.
Michelle Bennett. Bairnsdale Childcare and Kinder. Bairnsdale. VIC.
Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $352 (GST incl) whichever is greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 45 - 50 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.
Aussie Kids Rock ABN: 25 610 583 148.