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Les Poules à Colin perform at Sylvester Manor
April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30 – $35
On Saturday, April 13, the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will present the second edition of their 2019 concert series with Quebec’s Les Poules à Colin (Colin’s Hens), who will perform two shows in the intimate setting of the Music Room of the historic Manor House, at 6 and 8 p.m.
Taking their name from a traditional song, Les Poules à Colin were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals and kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec’s finest traditional musicians, including their parents. They have been playing together for nine years, performing in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia and Africa.
The group’s cohesiveness shows in the complicity of their songs, their captivating stage presence and contagious pleasure in performance.
The group’s sound is a blend of their Quebecois upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz, with a mixed repertoire of original and traditional pieces in both French and English.
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 are used by Les Poules à Colin to reveal a unique and modern perspective on traditional Quebec culture.
Les Poules à Colin is Colin Savoie-Levac, Marie Savoie-Levac, Eleonore Pitre, Beatrix Methe and Sarah Marchand.
”Hailing from top traditional musical stock, what especially elevates this group is the musicians’ conscious modernity; the sum of its parts is very 21st century,” according to Songlines Magazine.
Tickets for Les Poules a Colin are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. This is a limited-seating event, so buying tickets early is recommended. Visit sylvestermanor.org/music to purchase tickets or call the Manor at 631.749.0626. Sylvester Manor is at 80 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island.