Le Vent Du Nord

Le Vent Du Nord

JUNO Award winners 2013

 First ever winners of the Prestigious TRANSATLANTIC BRIDGE AWARD 2015

Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition- a truly fabulous sound!

Following on the band's knockout success over several tours in the UK throughout 2015, the group will be returning to the UK for a festival tour in 2016. It 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. The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions.

It has a rich and varied instrumentation and well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance its uplifting repertoire. The band consist of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet making it 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 haa racked up many several 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.

In March 2015 it released its 8th album – Têtu following the remarkable success of its predecessors. The album title translates as ‘stubborn or headstrong’ –though the music itself is a sheer joy. Its fifteen tracks cover politics, love and satire from stripped down accapella singing, to sophisticated arrangements including a string quartet – and it simply buzzes!

On stage Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!

 REVIEW - Herald Glasgow - January 2015

" It would be a stony-hearted lisitener indeed who wasn't charmed by Le Vent du Nord. They are the genuine article, a vibrant, big-hearted slice of Quebec, happy banter and all.

All four of the quartet are superb singers: their voices are rich and buzzy and they roam through beguiling minor-mode harmonies.  Their instrumentals are fearless, with furious reels flung from hurdy-gurdy, accordion, and fiddle and powered by deft foot-tapping percussion".



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