Le Vent du Nord have announced several tour dates to promote their album TÊtu.

Quebec’s most progressive folk band Le Vent du Nord (Wind from the North) return to tour their eighth album entitled Têtu; meaning stubborn or obstinate.  With Têtu, Le Vent du Nord have remained true to their Québecois roots whilst at the same time introducing new ideas to their music.

The album is made up of fifteen tracks with subject matter ranging from politics to love and satire. They vary from stripped-down a cappella singing to sophisticated arrangements, including the introduction of a string quartet. Le Vent du Nord’s music is definitely getting sharper, more refined, and ever more thoughtful.

Le Vent Du Nord  perform traditional Québécois music in French which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany. The group use a very diverse range of musical instruments augmented by Québécois foot percussion and wonderful vocals presented via a most entertaining, energetic and engaging stage show.

Their repertoire features catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. Renowned as ambassadors of Francophonie, Le Vent du Nord are acknowledged as one of the key groups in Quebec’s traditional folk music revival.

Since their formation in August 2002 the band have enjoyed major success which has allowed them to take their music to numerous countries around the world. The group are recipients of several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and ‘Artist of the Year’ at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala

Tour Dates

June 2017

Le Vent du Nord

Thur 8. Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7RA

Tel 01722 320 333 Tickets £16.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Fri 9. South Hill Park Arts Centre Ringsmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA

Tel 01344 484 123 Tickets £16.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Sat 10. Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS

Tel. 01274 588614 Tickets £15.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Sun 11. Gate to Southwell Festival Big Top, Rolleston, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TX

Tel 01636 816 678 See website for tickets and times

Le Vent du Nord

Tue 13. The Stables Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 8LU

Tel 01908 280800 Tickets £16.50 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Wed 14 Pocklington Arts Centre 22 – 26 Market Place, Pocklington, East Yorkshire, YO42 2AR

Tel 01759 301547 Tickets £16.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Thur 15. The Haymarket Theatre Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW

Tel: 01256 844244 Tickets £21.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Fri 16. Kings Place 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

Tel: 020 7520 1490 Tickets £18.50 — Doors 8:00 p.m. Hall One

Le Vent du Nord

Sat 17. Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, The Naul, Fingal, Co Dublin, Eire K32 AY27

Tel. +353 (0)1 802 0898 Tickets €18.00 — Doors 8.00 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord

Sun 18. Doolin Festival Festival Marquee, Hotel Doolin, Riverdale, Doolin, Co.Claire, Eire

See website for tickets and times

Le Vent du Nord

Mon 19. Forest Folk The North Boarhunt Village Hall & Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6DD

Tel: 01329 833625 Tickets £18.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

August 2017

Le Vent du Nord

Mon 28. Shrewsbury Folk Festival West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2PF

Tel: 01743 892 800 See website for tickets and times.

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