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World Music Wednesday: Les Poules à Colin

June 19 @ 8:30 pm

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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.

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.

Venue

Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Box Office Contact:
773-728-6000

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Date:
June 19
Time:
8:30 pm
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Runtime
90 minutes, no intermission

Location Details:

Public Transit: Accessible from the CTA Brown Line Western station and the #49 bus.

Accessibility: Call box office to reserve wheelchair accessible seating.