Music Network presents French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord

06 April 2016

Music Network presents French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord

On tour 8 - 15 May: A driving force on the world’s folk music scene, Le Vent du Nord capture the revelry of a Saturday night kitchen party with their boundless enthusiasm and playful showmanship

 

“Impeccable musicianship, vocals and arrangements” – The Living Tradition

 

“The leading exponents of Québec’s culture” – World Music Network UK

 

 

Time to kick up the heels and gladden the heart with French-Canadian group Le Vent du Nord. A driving force on the world’s folk music scene, they capture the revelry of a Saturday night kitchen party with their boundless enthusiasm and playful showmanship. Add to the mix impeccable musicianship, stunning vocal arrangements and breakneck tunes – with dancing between verses to boot – and it’s no wonder this amazingly versatile band gets heads bobbing and feet tapping from the first few notes. On tour from 8 – 15 May, details at www.musicnetwork.ie.

 

Le Vent du Nord have blazed a trail across the globe with their gritty, modern twist on French-Canadian roots music, whether performing a repertoire of Québec traditional folk and original material or sharing a stage with the likes of The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener or Scottish folk band Breabach. A punk-like sense of wild abandon to their music has earned them a host of prestigious awards along the way, including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. Be warned, audience participation is positively demanded – bring your dancing shoes!

 

The band consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet and is now one of the best-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world. They have performed all across Canada, in over 40 US states, and in over 15 European countries.

 

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible providing an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians throughout the country at affordable prices. During this tour, the musicians will host a variety of outreach activities for music students around the country. Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country.  Single tickets for Dublin are available from €15 and can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online at www.musicnetwork.ie.

 

Nicolas Boulerice, vocals, hurdy-gurdy, piano accordion

Olivier Demers, vocals, fiddle, guitar

Simon Beaudry, vocals, guitar, Irish bouzouki

Réjean Brunet, vocals, button accordion

 

On tour 8 – 15 May, details at www.musicnetwork.ie