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Les Poules à Colin
May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$19 - $22
Taking their name from a popular traditional song, Les Poules à Colin are a new take on a time-tested recipe – five childhood friends who still live on the same street, sharing a history of music-making and family ties. Les Poules are a dynamic and creative group that turn heads wherever they go. Exposed to Québécois and other folk music from the moment they were hatched, these offspring of trad musicians were immersed in music, whether backstage at international festivals or at lively kitchen jams in Lanaudière, arguably Québec’s most musical region.
Despite their youth (20-25) they’ve already been together for more than six years, and have blossomed into intuitive performers. Together they have won awards, from Young Tradition Vermont (2006) to the Grand Prix Desjardins (2010), as well as received grants to record two albums. Launched to rave reviews, their latest, Ste-Waves, has charted in Québec and has become a coupdu-coeur in stores there, with the first video clip, Ti-Mé, already passing 10,000 hits to date. On top of that, their new release has been nominated at l’ADISQ 2015 in the category Album of the Year – Traditional. The group’s sound is a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American
influences that range from old-time to jazz, with some provocative and moody effects. Their repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions, and it reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Their adaptations of traditional songs speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the timeless
beauty of their musical heritage. Fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion form a rich and varied backdrop for inventive arrangements.
Advance tickets are $19 and end at midnight before the show. General Admission tickets are $22. Online ticket sales close at 7pm, but tickets can still be purchased at the door if capacity allows.
Have ticket sales ended or closed online? We may still have room for you! Give us a call at 570-588-8077.