Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord

An exciting conclusion to Music Network's season as Québecois folk dynamos Le Vent du Nord blow into town.

Tour Dates

8 May, 9pm, €25 Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore, Co. Cork
9 May, 8pm, €16 / €14 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
10 May, 8pm, €12 / €10 Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
11 May, 8pm, €20/€15 The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
12 May, 8:30pm, €15 / €12 The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
13 May, 8pm, €20 / €18 glór, Ennis
14 May, 8:30pm, €16 / €14 The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
15 May, 6pm, €16 / €8 The Model, Sligo

Time to kick up the heels and gladden the heart! 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. 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.

The quartet 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!


Nicolas Boulerice, vocals, hurdy-gurdy, piano accordion
Olivier Demers, vocals, fiddle, guitar
Simon Beaudry, vocals, guitar, Irish bouzouki
Réjean Brunet, vocals, button accordion

8 May Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore, Co. Cork 9pm, €25 086 3753380 Fiddle Fair
9 May Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm, €16 / €14 094 9023733 Linenhall Arts Centre
10 May Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm, €12 / €10 074 9120777 (An Grianán) Regional Cultural Centre
11 May The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm, €20/€15 01 6787188 Music Network
12 May The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon 8:30pm, €15 / €12 071 9650828 The Dock
13 May glór, Ennis 8pm, €20 / €18 065 6843103 glór
14 May The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8:30pm, €16 / €14 0402 38529 The Courthouse Arts Centre
15 May The Model, Sligo 6pm, €16 / €8 071 9141405 The Model in association with Con Brio


Tromper le temps

Le Coeur de ma Mère

"One of my favourite bands in the world"

- BBC Radio Scotland

"The leading exponents of Quebec’s culture"

- World Music Network UK

"Impeccable musicianship, vocals and arrangements"

- The Living Tradition