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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE - FOLK ALLIANCE 2019
NOMINATED FOR A PRIX OPUS 2019 - CONSEIL QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA MUSIQUE
EUROPEAN TOURS: MAY AND JUNE 2019 / AUGUST 2019

ROSIER

(Les poules à Colin)

lespoulesacolin.com

Territories: Canada, France, Belgique, Suisse

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 have 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, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion form a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements. Les Poules à Colin reveal a unique and modern perspective on traditional Québec culture.

In 2017, after a nine-week tour of Australia (Port Fairy, The National, The Blue Mountains and Fairbridge folk fest, among others), tours to Sweden, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Belgium, UK and their participation in the Games of La Francophonie in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, the group presents its new album MOROSE , which is inspired by the raw and pure aspect of Quebec musical traditions while combining contemporary sounds animated by energy, desires and the angst of our modern society.

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PLAYLIST
THE SHOW
Morbleur, Sambleur! - Morose
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The colour of our emotions, come back to haunt us. Morose takes its inspiration from the raw, pure aspect of Québécois musical traditions – dark and tragic tales – all the while infusing them with a contemporary sound and energy that springs from the trials and tribulations of modern society.

Belle Exodina - Morose
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My room - Morose
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Complexities are revealed throughout this range of brave contemporary takes on traditional folk songs whether from Québec, Brittany or Louisiana. Each track is a story in itself set to skilled arrangements that soar and weave with a timeless beauty while sweet melodies interplay with the unexpected rhythmic and instrumental verve of jazz

Wendy Scott

Songlines Magazine

This is by some distance the most engaging album to reach these ears so far this year.

Vic Smith

fRoots Magazine

Les Poules à Colin are attracted to Quebec’s darker folk songs. And while they profess a healthy respect for the tradition, they are not averse to stretching its boundaries to the ‘creepy’ side of things.

Tony Montague

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