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Monique Jutras - Chantons et Turlutons

Monique Jutras (Productions Monique Jutras0
696 - 6 Avenue, Verdun, QC H4G 3A4
Phone : (514) 766-6827


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School year/Age

Kindergarten to Grade 12

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion
French as a Second Language

School subject (primary)

Fine Arts

School subjects (secondary)

Fine Arts
Social studies

Teaching materials

Educational activity booklet

Links with the curriculum

Programs related to music and history. The folk material is an ideal fit for different educational themes.

Students will learn what the words "folklore", "tradition" and "jigs" mean. They will also learn 3 or 4 songs and how to jig and discover several instruments of Folklore: harmonica, jaw harps, guitar, feet, bones, spoons and “bonhomme gigueurs”. They will learn the basic rhythms to play spoons and everyone will have the chance to play spoons to accompany a song.


Sound system required for audiences of more than 60 people (to be provided by the school, according to the information provided by the artist).  Or possibilities that the artist provides the sound system with a school collaboration for installation and sound adjustments.


Spring, Summer and Fall

Number of participants

Between 10 persons (minimal) and 300 persons (maximal)


Set up : 90 min
Show : 60 à 120 min
Take down : 60 min


Prices vary between $800 and $2,000 (depending if it's solo, duo or trio , according to audience size, according to the duration of the performances, etc ...)


Singer, multi-instrumentalist and ethnologist, MONIQUE JUTRAS has been producing shows for nearly thirty years in Quebec, Canada and abroad in diverse contexts. With her show / workshop "Chantons et turlutons" it makes the public discover the picturesque aspects of Quebec and French folklore of America : response songs, jigs , spoons, bones, jigging, harmonica, accordion, mouth harp, “Bonhomme Gigueur” in solo; may be accompanied by a violin and / or duo or trio. The presentations are dynamic and educational, involve the public participation to discover the origins of musical traditions specific to francophones.