Le Vent Du Nord announce May tour dates

Le Vent Du Nord

The award-winning and highly acclaimed Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Québec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.

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, Québécois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis. 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.”

As an amazing live performance quintet, Le Vent du Nord continues to explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements. On stage these five friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions.

Artists’ website: leventdunord.com

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Tour Dates

17/05/2023 Sunderland The Fire Station High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3HA 7pm Tickets- From £17 info@thefirestation.org.uk 0191-5700-007

18/05/2023 Settle Victoria Hall, 24 Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9DZ, 8pm, Tickets £20 info@settlevictoriahall.org.uk 01729-825718

19/05/2023 Carmarthen Lyric theatre King Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD, Wales 7.30 pm Tickets £22 theatres@carmarthenshire.gov.uk 0345-226-3510

20/05/2023 Blackheath Blackheath halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ 8pm Tickets £20 / £18 concessions boxoffice@blackheathhalls.com

21/05/2023 Norwich Norfolk and Norwich festival, The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR1 3BF. 8.30 pm Tickets £7.50-£15 boxoffice@nnfestival.org.uk 01603-531800

22/05/2023 Forest Folk, North Boarhunt village hall and social club, Trampers lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 6DD 7.30 pm info@forestfolk.co.uk Tickets £25 non-members £23 members 01329-833625

23/05/2023 Stroud, Subscription rooms, George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AE 7.30 pm Tickets £23 inc booking fee boxoffice@thesubrooms.co.uk 01453-769880

25/05/2023 Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre, 122 A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE. 8-10.30 pm. Tickets £18 sales@breweryarts.co.uk 01539-725133 https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/checkout/?event_id=824844

26/05/2023 Manchester, The Stoller Hall, Hunts bank, Manchester, M3 1DA. 7.30 pm Tickets £21 Concessions from £5.50 boxoffice@stollerhall.com  0333 130 0967

27/05/2023 Bath, Widcombe Social Club, Bath, Avon, BA2 6AA. 7.30 pm Tickets £18-£20 info@widcombesocialclub.co.uk  01225 460456

28/05/2023 Chippenham Folk Festival, St Andrews Church, The Cause music and Arts centre, The Causeway, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3DD + Benji Kirkpatrick. 01249 657190 info@chippfolk.co.uk