“Catch them while you can. UK festival bookers would do well to snap them up” Propaganda Magazine
Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord is one of the leading names in Québécois folk music. It performs original songs inspired from their tradition- a truly fabulous sound!
The group never fails to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies. It delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. Its rich and varied instrumentation and well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance their uplifting repertoire.
The band has recently added an extra musician to become a Quintet of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, André Brunet and Réjean Brunet and is one of the best-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.
The group has racked up many prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys) and ‘Artist of the Year’ at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
On stage Le Vent du Nord knows how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!
“thanks so much for encouraging us to go and see Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan – absolutely stunning (best gig of the weekend)” Forest Folk
Touring 9 – 12 August and 27 September – 7 October 2018
ALSO available in 2018 with fellow Québec band De Temps Antan to form the stunning big band #Solo/QuebecFest. The band wowed audiences at Celtic Connections festival, Glasgow, in January 2017 and in Canada they were the big hit at Edmonton and Vancouver Festivals.
” two of Québec’s greatest traditional bands together on the same stage, this is a dream booking for a festival director”
” Solo got our festival off to a rousing start and brought the same brilliance to our session stages and after show parties and they are great to deal with. Bring this class act to your festival” Terry Wickham (Festival Producer – Edmonton Festival)