While the band is preparing to record its 8th CD (to be release on March 11, 2015) they will be touring in the US this fall. Last weekend they experienced something very special with Michael Doucet & Cédric Watson during an artistic residency hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana. And this weekend, will play at Richmond Folk Festival in Virginia. All details for upcoming shows are on our web calendar. See you soon!
Tonight, we will rock La Fête du Marquette (Wisconsin, US) and tomorrow will play the opening concert of Music Niagara summer seasons before to head Uxbridge (Ontario) sunday. After some holidays, the group will continue its summer tour early August and visit plenty of amazing festivals in Europe, Canada & USA: Dranouter (BE), 20th Guinness Irish Festival (CH), Stockholm FF (SE), Northern Lights Bluegrass & OldTyme music (SK, Canada), short journey in NY, CT (at the Levitt Pavilion), PA (at the Longwood Gardens) and, at end the summer will be part of the 40th anniversary of the famous Tonder Festival (DK). Come and see us and in doing so, support the organizers of festivals and shows that work so hard!
Springtime still exciting: toured, last may, in the northern part of Sweden, in US mid-may, hits the Nelson Odeon again and did a first appearance in NYC, invited by & THE Carnegie Hall, and finally, on May 31st, an amazing special concert with guests in Joliette city (Quebec). Le Vent du Nord is now flying overseas for a great 10 gigs tour in England. From thursday june 12, the band will play in Bury St. Edmunds, Shoreham-by-sea, Sale, Saltaire and at somes great festivals (Forest Folk, Devizes & Beverly Folk). Hope to see you there all folks!!!
After visiting Grand Forks (North Dakota), Bemidji (Minnesota), Rice Lake (Wisconsin), Sisseton (South Dakota), Orange City (Iowa), Dekalb (Illinois) and Hanover (Indiana), the band is about leaving to do the last leg of the "Arts Midwest World Fest" tour that connects small and medium-sized communities in the American Midwest to the cultures of the world's main objective. Thus, with a strong commitment to promote Quebec culture, the ambassador group will, between april 1st & 12, perform “Tromper le temps” in schools, colleges, universities and concert halls around Medina (Ohio) & Midland (Michigan). - See more
Credit photo: Trygve Høgebøl - OsloFOLK, feb 2013
Soon after they return from a tour of France on February 16, Le Vent du Nord will begin a Canadian western provinces tour at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC where they will be performing with the Victoria Symphony on March 7, 8 & 9 2014. Presented through the 2013/2014 Victoria Symphony Pops Series, this full-length symphonic concert allows the band to expose their native Quebec traditional music to a wide audience, in a different context. This symphonic long-term special project interest is born of the symphonic accompaniments signed by the American arranger Tom Myron. Myron’s lush classical arrangements give wings to the tunes of the progressive folkquartet. - Le Vent du Nord & Victoria Symphony / Conductor: Giuseppe Pietraroia / Tickets: From $35 with student discounts. www.rmts.bc.ca or 250.385.6515. Times Colonist feature: Le Vent du Nord happy with venture into classical music