In 2010, Chants de Vielles launched the original TRADALANNÉE! project, with the primary aim of introducing children to traditional Quebec music.



In keeping with its educational mandate, Chants de Vielles not only develops programming for young audiences as part of its summer festival, but also provides specialized musical initiation for children, helping to meet a need for the transmission of Quebec’s musical and singing traditions. More specifically, TRADALANNÉE! includes awareness-raising activities in the region’s schools, an intergenerational oral transmission activity using a photobooth, and activities in day-care centers and municipal leisure activities. Combined with the festival’s programming for young audiences, these activities have been a resounding success, making a major contribution to the development of the organization’s regional clientele.


TRADÀLANNÉE milestones

The “Chants de Vielles à l’école” project, first carried out in the Marguerite-D’Youville MRC and then in 5 schools in the region (Centre de services scolaires des Patriotes), was made possible by a grant from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.

The Photomaton Tradalannée, an intergenerational activity to raise awareness of oral transmission.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Tradalannée project was deployed in CPEs, schools and as part of municipal activities, thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, in collaboration with the Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC.

Watch the Tradalanne Photomaton video clips.

Watch the Tradalanne Photomaton video clips.