Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s LE VENT DU NORD knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.
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!
Since its founding in 2002, LE VENT DU NORD have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe, Oceania and America. The quartet has performed well over 1,600 concerts, 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.
Some of the band's catchy songs and tunes are taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. LE VENT DU NORD has a rich and varied instrumentation, polished musical arrangements, and fabulous vocals!
In addition to their traditional repertoire, 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 Harry Manx, Väsen, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, hip Scottish folk band Breabach, the singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
WINNER « Best Traditional Album » ADISQ 2015
(This CD is) a true reflection of their high energy and infectious live performances. Thank goodness for the excellent booklet, as there are explanations of the meanings of the songs. There are cheery songs about death, desertion, a werewolf, orphans and more death. — Dave Beeby, THE LIVING TRADITION
Exceptionally skilled, exceptionally experienced, and exceptionally entertaining - SING OUT! (US)
Québec couldn’t hope for better advocates of its folk music – Top of the World Choice SONGLINES MAGAZINE (2015)
The quartet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in the province’s progressive folk movement – LOS ANGELES TIMES (USA)
Sur toute la ligne, 53 minutes de pur bonheur. EXCELLENT! ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 - JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC
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