Le Vent du Nord
TOURING: 7-17 July 2022; 19-30 May 2023; 29 July – 8 August 2023
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS ON THE ROAD IN 2022!
“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 are one of the leading names in Québécois folk music performing original songs inspired by their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!
Their 10th album allows us to rediscover the band in a new quintet configuration. The new songs include traditional influences and the progressive folk are territories that the group likes to visit. Song subjects include mystical places, childhood, unconditional love, and the Révolution Tranquille!
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 Quebec 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