Le Vent du Nord
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
They were a huge hit on the main stage of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival just a few months ago. Now, they are coming back to Vancouver and you have the opportunity to experience them in the intimacy of a wonderful hall with great acoustics!
The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.
Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,800 concerts over 5 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, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
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.”
On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
- “A classy & rousing set by Quebec Folk heroes” – 4 STARS – The Guardian
- "Leave a positive feelgood feeling all over the body ». – Lira Magazine
- "Exceptionally skilled, exceptionally experienced, and exceptionally entertaining». – Sing Out!
- "Sur toute la ligne, 53 minutes de pur bonheur. EXCELLENT. » Journal de Quebec
- "Québec couldn’t hope for better advocates of its folk music ». Top of the world selection – Songlines
- "Top Ten Folk Albums of 2009" – Boston Globe
- "Top Ten International Albums of 2009" – Los Angeles Times
Environmental Initiative: Like many organizations, the Rogue is concerned about the environment. We are doing our best to separate and recycle wherever we can. We have phased out single-use plastic cups at shows. We will continue our existing policy of voluntary donations for compostable cups for the remaining 2019 shows. Starting in 2020, we will be charging 25 cents for all cups (beer, wine and coffee). Hopefully people will reuse their cups if they return to the bar for another. We also encourage audience members to bring their own cup or glass. Beer drinkers can choose to consume right out of the can. These may seem like small things, but they are an important contribution to cleaning up our planet.
The Rogue Folk Club is pleased to provide great Sponsorship Opportunities for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits - free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our web site and at the concerts. Find out more here, or simply contact our Sponsorship Director Morris Biddle at firstname.lastname@example.org