Le Vent Du Nord - Dates
The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.
Le Vent du Nord
Tues 28th Jan. Ushaw College Ushaw Village Durham DH7 9RH
Tel: 0191 334 5119 Tickets £18.00 -- 7:30pm
Le Vent du Nord
Wed 29th Jan. The Greystones Greystones Road Sheffield S11 7BS
Tel: 0114 266 5599 Tickets £16.00 -- 8:00pm
'The Orcadians of Hudson's Bay' and Assynt + Le Vent du Nord
Thur 30th Jan. Celtic Connections Mitchell Theatre North Street Glasgow G3 7EE
Tel: 0141 353 8000 £16.50 -- 7:30pm
Le Vent du Nord 'Symphonique' with L’Orchestre Écossais
Sat 1st Feb. Celtic Connections Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow, Scotland G2 3NY
Tel: 0141 353 8000 Tickets From £24.20 -- 7:30pm
Le Vent du Nord - An exceptional international career!
Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 2,000 concerts over five continents and racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
The group exhibits great finesse and flexibility, appearing regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and participating in a wide variety of special musical projects. They’ve collaborated and performed with a diverse range of artists including: Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
Not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”
On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.