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The Club has been holding successful concert nights since 1999. We are keen to provide the opportunity for visiting performers to appear at the Club and are continuing to hold regular concerts during 2016, so if you are a folk performer planning to visit Adelaide and think you/we fit the bill, we'd like to hear from you. Just contact our co-ordinator Peter Thornton and we will see what we can organise! Concerts at the Club are held on Thursday nights, usually around eight per year, depending on our resources. Have a look here if you'd like to see some photos of past performers.

Port Noarlunga Bowling Club - River Road Pt Noarlunga SA (doors open 7pm)

8pm - Thursday 20th April 2017
South Coast Folk Club presents
Les Poules a Colin (Quebec - Canada)

Taking their name from a popular traditional song, Les Poules à Colin are a new take on a time-tested recipe –five childhood friends who still live on the same street, sharing a history of music-making and family ties. Les Poules are a dynamic and creative group that turn heads wherever they go. Exposed to Québécois and other folk music from the moment they were hatched, these offspring of trad musicians were immersed in music, they have grown up with and learned their craft firsthand from some of Québec’s finest, whether backstage at international festivals or at lively kitchen jams in Lanaudière, arguably Québec’s most musical region. The five members of « the latest and youngest band out of the hot Québécois traditional music scene » (fRoots) are entrancing and sparkle with unpretentious, natural talent and respect for their repertoire – including beautifully arranged original and folk-trad songs and tunes. 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 it reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Their adaptations of traditional songs speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the timeless beauty of their musical heritage. Fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion form a rich and varied backdrop for inventive arrangements.

Despite their youth they’ve already been together for more than six years, and have blossomed into intuitive performers. They’ve graced the stages at major venues in Canada and the US, such as The Winnipeg Folk Fest, Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac, Chants-de-Vielles, Festival Mémoire et Racines, POP Montréal with their first album, recorded with a grant from the Lanaudière Youth Fund and the Québec Arts Council (2011).

This is Les Poules a Colin only Adelaide performance on their debut Australian Tour.

Support act for this concert is the exciting new young Adelaide trad-Irish band Astrail

Admission $20 ($15 concession) - Drinks available at the bar at club prices - byo food/supper. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available online now at Dramatix - https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1734
(Concession price is available to concession card holders and Port Noarlunga Bowling Club members - proof of entitlement must be produced. Companion Card is accepted).

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NEXT CONCERT IN 2017

April 20th 2017 - Les Poules a Colin (Canada) - the new face of québécoise folk-trad music

CONCERTS COMING UP IN 2017

May 25th 2017 - Greg Champion - unique combination of comedy, sports parodies and country/folk music

*** MORE TO COME - WATCH THIS SPACE ***

PAST PERFORMERS

March 9th 2017 - Aoife Scott (Ireland) - an impeccable pedigree as a member of the legendary Black family
March 2nd 2017 - The London Klezmer Quartet (UK) - Klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive
February 9th 2017 - The Timbers - High energy alternative folk-bluegrass-gypsy-country-celtic-punk

November 17th 2016 - Ken Nicol (UK) - Humour, great guitar skill and a passion for right, proper, good music
September 29th 2016 - Jez Lowe - one of the UK's finest songwriters
September 15th 2016 - The Backwater Band - original Australian Folk/Country with Bluegrass and Celtic Influences
June 5th 2016 - South Coast Folk Club & Fleurieu Folk Festival present th
e Winter Warmup
May 12th 2016 - South Coast Folk Club and Wirra Creek Music presents a celebration of local songwriters

April 14th 2016 - Tony McManus (Scotland) & Beppe Gambetta (Italy) - Two of the world's hottest acoustic guitar players
March 10th 2016 - The East Pointers (Canada) - torchbeaers for a
new wave in traditional music
February 4th 2016 - Liz Stringer (Vic) with special guest Scott Cook (Canada) - grass roots music at its best

November 19th 2015 - Fiona Ross Band (Vic) - Fiona’s singing represents the essence of the Scots tradition

September 5th 2015 - Salt
water Taffy & Telenn Tri (SA) - Oltimey Americana meets Celtic String Wizardry
July 9th 2015 - Saoirse (Vic) - traditional Irish ballads and original works, spirited jigs & reels to get your feet tapping
May 7th 2015 - Halfway to Forth (Tas) -
tight vocal harmonies, banjo driven ballads & toe tapping grooves

March 19th 2015 - Edwina Hayes (UK) - a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana
March 5th 2015 - Himmerland (Denmark) - playing new music across styles, cultures and frontiers

February 12th 2015 - Eric Bogle & Martyn Wyndham-Read (UK) -
Solo and combined, a concert of fine voice, stories and music.

November 27th 2014 - Kristina Olsen (USA) - the witty friend who shares her life with you
November 20th 2014 - Santa Taranta (Italy-Melbourne) - original and traditional music from southern Italy

October 2nd 2014 - Gleny Rae Virus (NSW) - a rollicking adventure through a range of country genres

September 4th 2014 - Coolgrass (Vic) - delighting audiences with their hilarious take on bluegrass
May 8th 2014 - Ken Nicol (UK) - Humour, great guitar skill and a passion for right, proper, good music

May 1st 2014 - Old Man Luedecke (Canada) - unique mix of folk, bluegrass and banjo-driven folk tunes

April 3rd 2014 -
Eleanor McEvoy - Only a Woman's Heart, the best selling album in Irish History
March 27th 2014 - Alaska String Band - the best of Americana from this family band from Alaska
January 30th 2014 - One Up, Two Down - raw old-time power with bowed bass, bluegrass dexterity and folk story telling

November 28th 2013 - Halfway to Forth - tight vocal harmonies, banjo driven ballads & toe tapping grooves

September 19th 2013 - Talk Like a Pirate mini-concert with Shanghaied Crew and Graham Dodsworth
August 8th 2013 - Chris While & Julie Matthews - Best Duo at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

July 11th 2013 - Midwinter Special: Barry Skipsey (NT) - Polar Bear Fandango - Jeri Foreman & Chris Muldoon - Hot For Joe
May 16th 2013 - Ange Takats (QLD) - One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene
March 14th 2013 - James Keelaghan - Canada’s finest singer-songwriter
February 28th 2013 - Vin Garbutt (UK) - THE most sought after performer on the folk scene

November 29th 2012 - Nadine Landry & Sammy Lind (Canada/USA) - Honest Old Time, Country and Cajun Music
August 9th 2012 - Warren Fahey (NSW) - Aussie folk collector and genuine Larrikin
July 5th 2012 - Roesy
(VIC/Ireland)- there is just that bit of magic in his music
June 14th 2012 - Red Cat (VIC) - original, contemporary, and traditional Celtic inspired music
April 26th 2012 - Munro, O'Callaghan, Titchener (SA) - an honest unvarnished approach, outstanding in any company
March 29th 2012 - April Verch Band (Canada) - rich, distinctive fiddle, song and stepdancing tradition
March 15th 2012 - Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley (UK) nominee for the BBC Radio 2 "folksinger of the year 2008"

December 8th 2011 - Dingo's Breakfast (WA) - Oz music and poetry

November 17th 2011 - Geoffrey Graham (Vic) - fair dinkum entertainment
October 20th 2011 - Fleurieu Folk Festival preview concert: Lucy Wise - Evan & Mischa - Daniel Champagne
August 11th 2011 - Fred Smith & Liz Frencham - Dust of Uruzgan concert
April 14th 2011 - The Good Lovelies (Canada) - Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass
March 24th 2011 - Faerd (Denmark/Sweden) - supergroup from Scandinavia returns
March 3rd 2011 - The Cottars (Canada) - Celtic-folk-pop with a splash of youthful vibrancy
February 10th 2011 - Martin Pearson (Vic) - Martin plays the fool in B sharp

October 21st 2010 - Fleurieu Folk Festival preview concert: String Theory - The Lurkers - Richard Perso
September 16th 2010 - Blackheart (UK) - ultra catchy music with a bit of country influence

August 12th 2010 - Felicity Urquhart (NSW) - CMAA 2010 Female Artist of the Year
July 22nd 2010 - Soursob Bob - urban folk singer in a league of his own

April 22nd 2010 - James Keelaghan (with Hugh McMillan) - Canada’s finest singer-songwriter

April 8th 2010 - Genticorum (Quebec, Canada) - energetic & powerful Quebecois music

March 18th 2010 - Vin Garbutt (UK) - THE most sought after performer on the folk scene

February 11th 2010 - Alistair Brown (Scotland) - outrageously entertaining grand master of traditional singing

January 21 2010 - Vardos (VIC)
wild gypsy music

December 3rd 2009 - David Hyams and The Miles To Go Trio (WA) - cosmopolitan Celtic Folk

October 22nd 2009 - Fleurieu Folk Festival preview concert: Dave de Hugard - Tom Richardson - Pigeonwing Strings

April 2nd 2009 - April Verch Band (Canada) - rich, distinctive fiddle, song and stepdancing tradition
March 19th 2009 - The Ten Cent Shooters (WA)
March 5th 2009 - David Francey (Canada) - 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award - Best Singer/Contemporary
February 12th 2009 - Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley (UK) nominee for the BBC Radio 2 "folksinger of the year 2008"
January 22nd 2009 - Cloudstreet (QLD) -
hot harmonies & beautiful ballads

December 4th 2008 - Catherine Fraser (SA) - Scottish fiddle player extraordinaire - with Eilean Mor (Canberra) -
hypnotic Scots/Gaelic music

and Scotch Myst (SA) - traditional Scottish with a smidge of jazz
October 23rd 2008 - Fleurieu Folk Festival preview concert: Danny Spooner - Tom Richardson - Schroedinger's Cat
September 18th 2008 - Garida Celtic music with attitude
and Sarah McGuire & Dave Godfrey refreshing young talent
August 21st 2008 - Jeanette Wormald songs of the Inland
May 15th 2008 - Martin Pearson songs that tickle your funny bone
April 17th 2008 - Kieran Halpin (Ireland) passionate and powerful singer/songwriter
March 13th 2008 - Bob Fox (UK) Songs from the UK's North East, Scotland & Ireland
January 31st 2008 - Mad Violet (Canada) - rich, natural harmonies - born to sing together

November 29th 2007 - Braemar (Vic) - classic Scottish & Irish singalongs
& Mick Groves (UK) - former Liverpool Spinner
October 25th 2007 ***Fleurieu Folk Festival Preview Concert*** - with Kvonn (Faroe Islands)
& Danny Spooner (Vic) - FAA Best Live Act 2007

September 27th 2007 - Catherine Fraser (SA) - Scottish fiddle player extraordinaire -
with Eilean Mor (Canberra) - hypnotic Scots/Gaelic music
May 24th 2007 - Margaret & Geoff Morgan (WA) - Wintergreen (SA) - Dean Bird (SA)
March 29th 2007 - Kevin Burke & Ged Foley (Ireland) - masters of Irish music in tandem

March 22nd 2007 - The Mammals (USA) - traditional & modern Appalachian folk/rock


October 12th 2006 - Faerd - supergroup from Scandinavia
returns
July 6th 2006 - Chloe Hall (Vic) a young singer from Melbourne with a stunning voice!
April 20th 2006 - Pat Ryan & Ken Howard (UK) fine voices interspersed with humorous rapport
April 6th 2006 - The Wailin' Jennys (Canada) acoustic roots trio featuring breathtaking harmonies
March 16th 2006 - Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies (UK) Northumbrian songwriter at the top of his game

February 2nd 2006 - Peggy Seeger (USA) - First Woman of Folk

November 24th 2005 - Bernard Carney - master songwriter, guitarist & entertainer from Perth

November 3rd 2005 - Emma Wall funky urban folk from Melbourne
May 5th 2005 - Les Barker the UK's funniest folk poet makes a return appearance
March 31st 2005 - Bob Fox (UK) Songs from the UK's North East, Scotland & Ireland
February 24th 2005 - Draiocht brilliant Irish duo featuring harp and flute

October 2004 - Faerd - supergroup from Scandinavia
April 2004 - Martyn Wyndham-Read & Irish Bishop present songs from the Songlinks CD
March 2004 - Helge Arildso from Denmark on his 2nd Australian tour
January 2004 - Bohola - stunning music from the Chicago based Irish supergroup


November 2003 - combined session/concert night with CD launch from Dean Bird
September 2003 - Jeanette Wormald - songs of the land from a woman's perspective
August 2003 - Bring your dancing shoes - this concert will be a Bush Dance
July 2003 - The UK's best live performer Vin Garbutt plays to a packed house!
June 2003 - The Borderers duo Alex & Jim give a cameo performance
May 2003 - Talented local a capella group Here's To Friends launch their new CD
April 2003 - Jerry Epstein from New York and Jigme Namgyal from Tibet
March 2003 - Les Barker the UK's funniest folk poet makes a return appearance
February 2003 - The Laws Canadian bluegrass/country duo on their 2nd Aussie Tour
January 2003 - Sula from Denmark with a unique mix of Scots & Scandinavian songs/music

November 2002 - Gilly Darbey superb UK singer making her 2nd appearance at SCFC
October 2002 - The Hottentots exciting folk/world duo from Byron Bay, NSW
September 2002 - South Coast in Concert featuring performers associated with the Club
May 2002 - Penelope Swales songs of life, love and the human condition - the Midnight Oil of females
April 2002 - Alistair Hulett powerful, passionate & brilliant Scottish singer/songwriter
February 2002 - Tom Lewis shanty singer & songwriter extraordinaire from Canada

November 2001 - Dieter Hauptmann master of the bouzouki, balalaika, tambouritza & mandolin
October 2001 - The Laws Brilliant award-winning bluegrass duo from Canada
Sept 2001 - Pre-festival concert presenting Bob Fox (UK) Songs from the UK's North East, Scotland & Ireland
June 2001 - Spiral Dance Songs of ancient magic, myths and legends with a folk/rock feel
May 2001 - Country Express Legendary South Australian Country/Old Timey/Bluegrass band
May 2001 - Chris Finnen Internationally renowned Blues Performer
March 2001 - Gerry O'Beirne Masterful Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer
March 2001 - Vin Garbutt "Best Live Performer" -BBC Folk Awards 2001
February 2001 - Duchas Ireland's masters of traditional music

November 2000 - Gilly Darbey superb singer from the UK
October 2000 - Bob Eden Masterly folk-singer, shantyman & troubadour from WA
September 2000 - Tony McManus Scotland's finest celtic guitarist and
Jimmy Young & James Wilkinson from New Zealand - melodic magic on Northumbrian pipes and fretless bass
August 2000 - Sabor Latino Sensational Latin-American songs & dance music
July 2000 - Tea Rose Duo Classical Folk with style & panache
June 2000 - Circe's Tryx Captivating female acapella trio
May 2000 - Parcel O' Rogues One of Adelaide's best Irish bands
April 2000 - Les Barker the UK's funniest folk poet
April 2000 - Felpeyu celtic band from the Asturies in Spain
March 2000 - Bill Bourne leading blues performer from Canada
February 2000 - Grassroots Adelaide's leading bluegrass band
January 2000 - Blackboard Concert featuring local club performers

December 1999 - Elle Osborne from The UK
November 1999 - Andrew Clermont
October 1999 - Alex & Jim Paterson (The Borderers)
October 1999 - Helge Arildso & Erling Hansen from Denmark
August 1999 - Derek Moule
July 1999 - Colcannon
June 1999 - Southern Aurora
May 1999 - Rafferty's Rules
April 1999 - Lowry Olafson from Canada
March 1999 - The McCarthy Brothers
February 1999 - LINDPRIID from Estonia
February 1999 - Andy Irvine from Ireland
December 1998 - The Dee-ells
October 1998 - Fanch le Marrec & Jean Paul Ferrec from Brittany

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