Despite their youth, the five members of Les Poules à Colin have been playing together for more than seven years. The group has racked up impressive experience, winning the "Young Trad Vermont" and the "Grand Prix Desjardins de Lanaudière."Lanaudière is known round the world as Québec‘s most musical region. There, traditional music is in the air and water, all around and handed down through generations. Such is the story of the members of Les Poules à Colin, four young gals and a guy named Colin who grew up in active musician families in Lanaudière, and now carry the traditions forward while adding some new songs and sounds of their own. The group’s name comes from a traditional song that translates in English to “Colin’s Hens”. The group members are: Sarah Marchand (piano & vocals), Béatrix Méthé (fiddle & vocals), Éléonore Pitre (guitar), Colin Savoie-Levac (mandolin/guitar/banjo/feet), and Marie Savoie-Levac (bass) were exposed to traditional Québécois and other folk music through their trad musician parents, and were brought up backstage at festivals across Canada, the US and Europe. They perform a sparkling, diversified, bilingual repertoire of intimate waltzes, reels and beautifully sung call-and-response songs.
Their first album "Hébertisme Nocturne" was supported by the Québec Arts Council. Their second CD "Ste-Waves" was launched in November 2014 to rave reviews and received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. The band has toured across Canada, in the States and in Europe including: Winnipeg Folk Fest (MB), TD Sunfest (London, ON), Festival Mémoire et Racine (QC), APAP (NY), Folk Alliance International (Kansas City), Festival du Bois (BC) Tour in France, New World Festival (VT), Spruce Speak Art Center (VT) Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac (QC) Pop Montréal (QC), and more!