Peterborough Folk Music is thrilled to have Le Vent du Nord returning to the Monadnock Region. Their last appearance in the area was at The Keene Colonial Theater last March. A wonderful late afternoon of a band who love to please their audience with their stories and music. Join us for some rollicking good fun.
“ There was a sizable contingent of Quebecers in the audience who probably understood every word. For the rest, it did not matter. While the band put down their instruments from time to time to perform beautifully harmonized a cappella songs, this was definitely a concert that was more about the music than the words.” THIRDCOAST REVIEW( Jan, 8, 2020, Chicago, USA)
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 its hard-drive soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the bands sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance-tunes – Boston Hearld
“ There must be few souls alive who could resist Le Vent du Nord’s boundless joie de vivre. And there was certainly no resistance in Finstown, as the band raised the roof with a jubilant maelstrom of prodigiously bouncy dance-tunes, also featuring hurdy-gurdy, accordion, bouzouki, piano, jaw-harp, guitar and electric bass, garlanded with lustily compelling five-part vocals, which, in one thrillingly throttled-back a cappella number, recalled the numinous, spine-tingling modalities of Gregorian chant (…) With Brunet [André] on board, their sound’s scale and intricacy are fast evolving into fresh dimensions, manifest in some sets’ looser, boldly freewheeling arrangements; in lashings of red-blooded honky-tonk brio, and in umpteen insouciant virtuoso flourishes, like one medley’s cheeky wee disco-funk intro, dashed off on fiddle, jaw-harp and fat bass licks. ”
— Sue Wilson [Orkney Festival, Scotland], Folk radio (June 2