The award winning and highly acclaimed Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Québec’s progressive French speaking folk movement.

The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,800 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, Québécois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis. 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.”

As an amazing live performance quintet Le Vent du Nord continues to explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements. On stage these five friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions.

Le Vent du Nord are: Simon Beaudry (vocals, bouzouki, guitar); Nicolas Boulerice (vocals, electro acoustic hurdy-gurdy, piano); Réjean Brunet (basses, diatonic accordion, jaw harp, piano, vocals); Olivier Demers (fiddle, guitar, foot-tapping, mandolin, vocals); and André Brunet (fiddle, foot-tapping, vocals).

Dates & Times

Last session: Sun 8 May 2022 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
From £18.50 (inc fees)

Covid Safety at The Met

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Reviews

“There must be few souls alive who could resist Le Vent du Nord’s boundless joie de vivre... a jubilant maelstrom of prodigiously bouncy dance-tunes... hurdy-gurdy, accordion, bouzouki, piano, jaw-harp, guitar and electric bass, garlanded with lustily compelling five-part vocals.”

Orkney Festival

“Quant aux qualités musicales de ces formidables artistes, elles ne soulèvent pas le milligramme d’un doute. Le choix des références, les actualisations, les réformes, l’innovation, la qualité de l’exécution.”

Alain Brunet, La Presse.ca

“Ordinarily, two hours of music in a language peoples doesn’t understand might be tedious, but LVDN is anything but tedious.”

Fairbanks AK

Le Vent du Nord

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