Le Vent Du Nord

Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” – Boston Herald

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 concertsin 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 5 friends creating intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions.

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We know that times have been tough for everyone recently, so we want to make our events accessible and affordable to the whole community.

For the majority of events at The Welfare, you can now choose to pay the price that works best for you.

Throughout lockdown, we have been trialling a new Pay What You Can pricing model for some of our online events, and now we’re extending it to our live events. This new pricing structure has been a long-term ambition of ours, and amidst the huge disruption caused by the global pandemic, we identified the opportunity to make this change. Our goal now is to reach and re-connect as many people as possible after such a challenging year.

So How Does It Work?

Below, you will find multiple prices to choose from – just select the one that suits your budget best, as easy as that!To help you with this decision, we have included a recommended price per ticket.This recommended price is what we’d traditionally charge for tickets for this show, and any amount paid over this will help us continue to offer the Pay What You Can model for as long as possible, whilst helping to support our activities with artists, young people and our local community. We know that price is a barrier for some, and this new model is another step along the road to make all of our activities accessible to everyone.

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Friday 22 Oct 2021