Cajun from the swamps of Louisiana, complemented by folk from the land of The Pogues, combined with the poppy feel of Mano Negra.

Fifteen years of honing their craft, playing hundreds of gigs and releasing six well-received albums have made Cochon Bleu into what they are today – one of the most sparkling bands of the Netherlands.

Accordion, guitars, mandolin – in fact, anything with strings on it, plus vigorous singing are their weapons of choice, backed by a steadily pulsating rhythm section.

Pure cajun music was their point of origin, but they have absorbed many influences along the way and gradually developed a style of their own. Two things remain, though: French lyrics and ceaseless energy.