For more than 20 years I have been singing and telling stories with children in Germany, France, the United Kindom, Poland and elsewhere. I also teach children’s songs to nursery and primary school teachers.
I have been singing with adult audiences for many years, and since 2005 also participate in story-telling events for adults, both as story-teller and musician.
I also write and translate tales and songs. My song “Étincelles” (“Sparks”) won 1st prize in the French songwriting competition “Chansons sans frontières” in 2016.
SINGING WITH MICHAEL
For nursery and primary schools:
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton (English)
Ein kleiner Dinosaurier (German)
Autour du Pont (French)
TELL-WITH-ME STORIES WITH LOTS OF SONGS
(all in German)
Der Schatz des Trollweibs (The Treasure of the Troll Woman)
Alexa die Liederhexe (Alexa the Song Witch)
Die Riesen-Reise (The Giant Voyage)
Duration: ca. 45 minutes
FOR ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS
BRER RABBIT ALWAYS HAS A SONG
Tales, Folksongs and Spirituals from the black tradition in the USA
OH, IS THAT WHAT THEY SAY?
Favourite Folktales from everywhere garnished with Folksongs
THE BODY WITH NO SOUL - LE CORPS SANS ÂME
French Folktales in a Folksong Sauce
(Chansons in French,
Tales in French or English - your choice!)
SHENANDOAH MEETS MOLLY MALONE
Well-known and not-so-well-known Folksongs in English with a lot to sing along!
FRENCH SONGS IN CONCERT
- La voix de France, c’est la chanson
- Entre Seine et Saint-Laurent
- Chanter, c’est découvrir
3 different concerts of French songs
from the Middle Ages to the 21st century
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
See also my concerts in German and French
Here are some of my songs!
Contact: Michael Gemkow,
Hugo-Preuss-Str. 9, 34131 Kassel, Germany
Tel. (0049) 561 4003 8877