Quebecer Band Le Vent Du Nord Announces UK Tour

Le Vent Du Nord - Photo by Stéphane Najman
Le Vent Du Nord – Photo by Stéphane Najman
Le Vent Du Nord, one of the leading bands in the Quebec folk music scene, will be touring the UK this summer, July 23rd to August 4th, 2013.

Le Vent Du Nord means Wind from the North and they perform Quebecer (known as Quebecois in Quebec) folk with strong Celtic music influences from Ireland and Brittany (France). The band uses a wide range of traditional instruments, including foot percussion.

Le Vent Du Nord will present their latest album titled ‘Tromper Le Temps‘ released in 2012. Band members include Nicolas Boulerice (vocals, hurdy gurdy, piano accordion, piano), Olivier Demers (vocals, fiddle, foot-tapping and guitar), Simon Beaudry (vocals, guitar, Irish bouzouki), and Réjean Brunet (vocals, diatonic button accordion, acoustic bass guitar, piano and jaw harp).

The band’s discography includes: Maudite Moisson! (Borealis CD BCD151, 2003), Les Amants du Saint-Laurent (Borealis CD BCD169, 2005), Dans les Airs (Borealis, 2008), Mesdames Et Messieurs! – Live ( Borealis, 2008), La Part du Feu (Borealis/Universal, 2009) and Tromper Le Temps (2012).
Tour Dates:
July 2013

Tues 23
New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-u-Lyme, ST5 0JG
Tel: 01782 717962 Tickets £16.00 — From 7.30 p.m.

Wed 24
The Sage, Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne& Wear, NE8 2JR
Tel: 0191 443 4661 Tickets £15.00 — From 7.30 p.m.

Thurs 25
Borough Theatre Town Hall, Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales HP7 5HD
Tel: 01873 850805 Tickets £15.00 — From 7.30 p.m.

Fri 26
WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9DG
Tel: 0118 960 6060

Sat 27
Cambridge Folk Festival Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 8DW
Tel: 01223 357851

Sun 28
Cambridge Folk Festival Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 8DW
Tel: 01223 357851 (Afternoon concert)

Sun 28
Warwick Folk Festival Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
Tel: 01926 776438 (Evening concert)

Tues 30
The Playhouse Theatre, 126 -130 High Street, Weston-Super-Mere, BS23 1HP
Tel: 01934 645544 Tickets £16.50 — From 7.30 p.m.

August 2013

Thur 1
The Hawth, Hawth Ave., Crawley, W.Sussex, RH10 6YZ
Tel: 01293 553636 Tickets £16.50 — From 7.30 p.m.

Fri 2
Sidmouth Folk Festival Ham Marquee, The Ham, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8XR
Tel: 01395 577952

Sat 3
Wickham Festival Blind Lane, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5AL
Tel: 023 8071 1818

Sun 4
Madfest 2013, Building 21, Elscar Heritage Centre, Wath Rd, Elscar, Barnsley S74 8HJ
Tel: 01226740203 Tickets £15.00 (Under 16 £10.00) — From 7.00 p.m.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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