2019 SYLVESTER MANOR CONCERT SERIES
Les Poules à Colin brings modern Quebecois folk music to Shelter Island
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 6:00 and 8:00 pm (two shows)
Location: Sylvester Manor Music Room, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY
Shelter Island, NY: On Saturday April 13, 2019 the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will proudly present the second edition of their 2019 concert series with Quebec’s Les Poules à Colin, who will perform two shows in the intimate setting of the Music Room of the historic Manor House.
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 that included their parents. They have been playing together for nine years, performing in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia and Africa.
Their cohesiveness shows in the complicity of their songs, their captivating stage presence and contagious pleasure in performance. The group’s sound is a seamless 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
“Get ready world, this group is already really, really good and on its way to greatness!”
-Edinburgh Fringe Festival
”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.”
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 https://www.sylvestermanor.org/music to purchase tickets or call the Manor at (631) 749-0626.