“The Quartet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in the province’s progressive folk movement.” — Los Angeles Times (USA)
Long joined in both blood and spirit, Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan now combine forces in an exciting tribute to Québec’s musical revival.
As charter members of an elite Québecois fraternity — two members of each band have a brother in the other — each group has carved it’s own distinct path to prominence. Now they combine their considerable talents in an artful integrated program of original and traditional music celebrating Québec’s vibrant Francophone culture.
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
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord as enjoyed meteoric success, receiving several prestigious awards including a Juno (Canadian Grammy). The band is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk groups touring the world. The group’s current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. The band’s repertoire includes both traditional and original material. On stage these four friends deliver masterful live performances that will move any crowd.
De Temps Antan
Using Quebec’s vibrant living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture. Since the band’s founding in 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored songs and melodies been fine tuned and adapted to the needs of each generation. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot percussion (among a number of other instruments) these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the infectious ‘joie de vivre.’
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