BARRE – Le Vent du Nord, the group World Music Magazine calls “Quebec’s premier exporters of exquisite music and fine showmanship,” will perform at the Barre Opera House on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Québec’s Francophone folk movement. The group’s repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while their rhythmic music, rooted in the Celtic diaspora, is enhanced with a broad range of global influences.
Since first launching 20 years ago (in August 2002), Le Vent du Nord has performed over 2,200 concerts over four continents and racking up several 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 Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
The group regularly appears on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio and have participated in a variety of musical projects that exhibit their finesse and flexibility. 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, Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
For more information, see barreoperahouse.org or call (802) 476-8188. The Opera House is handicapped accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired.