Canadian band Le Vent du Nord is back from the other side of the Atlantic, where the group has brilliantly completed a tour of the UK. The quartet has traveled the back roads of England, Wales, and Scotland to perform its “Dans les airs” show, which was headlining the regular season of various major halls and theatres, like Turner Sim’s Theater and St. David’s Hall.
The band has performed over 13 concerts in 8 cities. Everywhere, the venues were packed and the audience was singing the group’s French songs. Le Vent du Nord also made their fifth appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, where they were eagerly awaited by numerous fans. This new participation to the festival was part of the “Scotland Showcase event,” which featured a huge delegation from Quebec. This gave Le Vent du Nord an opportunity to present their show to over 200 artistic directors, and to Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications Christine St-Pierre.
The tour was coupled to a busy promotional campaign in several studios of BBC Scotland and BBC Wales. For Le Vent du Nord, this highly successful tour marks both the crowning of years of hard work developing the UK market AND the beginning of another era, as new horizons are opening. Several tours in the UK are currently in the works for 2009 and 2010.
In the next few weeks, the group will be touring North America (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, California), before entering the studio to prepare the next album, slated for a Fall 2009 release.
Photo Credit: Danielle Bérard