2023 Festival Performer

Le Vent Du Nord

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord are a leading force in Québec’s exciting and progressive Francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while their highly rhythmic and soulful music, rooted in the Celtic diaspora, is enhanced with a broad range of global influences.

Members of Le Vent du Nord are Simon Beaudry (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Nicolas Boulérice (hurdy gurdy), André Brunet (fiddle), Réjean Brunet (accordion), and Olivier Demers (fiddle). On stage these five friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.

Le Vent du Nord look beyond the standard approaches to tradition in their collaborations and they’ve also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”

• SAT - 11:10-12:00 - Main Stage
• SUN - 12:30-1:20 - Main Stage