Les Poules à Colin
Taking their name from a traditional song, Les Poules à Colin were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, learning their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec’s finest trad musicians – which included their parents – in a region famous for its living heritage.
Despite their young age, Les Poules à Colin has been playing together for over nine years and it shows in their sparkling complicity. The group has a strong stage presence and demonstrates a contagious pleasure in each and every performance, drawing the audience to them. The group has already performed in major cities and small towns in Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and Australia, and Africa, amassing a wealth of impressive experience in a short time.
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 reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Their adaptations of traditional songs from Quebec, Brittany or Louisiana speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the beauty of timeless music. Fiddle, guitar, lap steel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion form a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements. Les Poules à Colin reveals a unique and modern perspective on traditional Québec culture.
10:20pm – Concert (Down by the Bay)
1:10pm – “Barn Dance” with Gangstagrass (Down by the Bay)
8:05pm – Workshop with Atlantic String Machine (Down by the Bay)
12:00pm – Workshop with J.P. Cormier and Maria Dunn (with Shannon Johnson, Solon McDade and Jeremiah McDade) (Down by the Bay)
1101 2nd Ave E
Ontario, Canada N4K 1V8
M-F: 9am – 5pm