Le Vent Du Nord at Boothbay’s Opera House

Posted:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:15pm

Story Location:
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538
United States

The award-winning and highly acclaimed quartet, Le Vent du Nord, is a leading force in Quebec’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. On Saturday, Nov. 4, these Canadian powerhouses come to Boothbay Harbor to perform at the historic Opera House in a 7:30 p.m. concert.

“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,” says the Boston Herald. Since its inception in 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing over 1,600 concerts over five 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, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.

On stage these four 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.

Discounted advance purchase tickets available for $20 only directly through the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or by calling 633-5159. Regularly priced $25 tickets are available online at boothbayoperahouse.com. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m. All ages welcome!