EARLVILLE – Infectious instrumentals combine with traditional Quebecois melodies to create one knockout performance when Le Vent du Nord comes to the Earlville Opera House on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. With their mix of original and traditional songs, mostly in their native French, and their dynamic stage presence, Le Vent du Nord is known for getting the audience on their feet and dancing to their energetic repertoire.
Le Vent du Nord translates to the north wind. The group exploded onto the folk music scene in 2002 and their first recording, Maudite moisson!, was awarded the JUNO for Traditional Album of the Year in 2004. In 2005, the group was named North American Traditional Artist of the Year by the Folk Alliance. They have topped the charts of well-known radio stations in Canada and Europe, including BBC3 in the UK, ahead of artists Youssou N’Dour and Peter Gabriel. Le Vent du Nord tours extensively across the US, Canada, Quebec and Europe and are fast becoming known for their raucous and entertaining live performances.