Virtual Concert: Le Vent du Nord
- Dates: June 24, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: $20 suggested donation or $25 supporter donation
The Susquehanna Folk Music Society is absolutely thrilled to have Le Vent du Nord as a headline act for the Susquehanna Folk Festival. They wowed our viewers last fall with a top-notch Livestream concert, and they'll likely raise the bar again with this virtual show as it celebrates Fête Nationale du Québec (Québec National Day). Did we mention that these guys are loudly, proudly Québécois?
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 (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 2,000 concerts over 4 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 Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
The band brings together Nicolas Boulerice on hurdy-gurdy, Simon Beaudry on guitar and vocals, fiddlers Olivier Demers and André Brunet, and Réjean Brunet on accordion. On stage, these 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.
The concert will be performed at the Théâtre Belcourt in Baie-du-Febvre, Québec, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Viewers as asked to make a suggested donation of $20, or $25 at the supporter level. Both ticket levels will receive a confirmation email with an access link to view this performance live and both price levels will receive the same viewing experience. Access is available for one device at a time and cannot be shared. Tickets are available at www.sfmsfolk.org/festival.
Funding for the Susquehanna Folk Festival is provided by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Cultural Alliance of York County, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Explore York. Additional funded is provided by the Quebec Government House.
For more information, visit the Susquehanna Folk Music Society website at www.sfmsfolk.org/festival.