The award-winning and highly acclaimed Acadian folk group, Le Vent du Nord, presents its vast repertoire of upbeat and moving music at the Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor, Maine on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
“I remember seeing Le Vent du Nord perform for the first time at the American Folk Festival years ago. Their raw energy, talent and sheer musicality has stuck with me to this day,” said said Jeri Misler, general artistic director of the Gracie Theatre. “Local residents will be delighted to know that they are coming back to Bangor! »
North Wind’s intense, joyful and dynamic music pushes the boundaries of traditional folk music by embracing a variety of global influences. With concert performances featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s unique sound contains the surprising addition of the hurdy-gurdy. Their contagious melodies, combined with the passion of the musicians, will put everyone on their feet.
A figurehead of the progressive French-speaking folk movement in Quebec, the group draws its musical inspiration both from traditional sources rooted in the Celtic diaspora and from original compositions.
Since its creation in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed dazzling success. The group has headlined over 1,800 concerts on four continents. Over the past two decades, the group has accumulated a series of prestigious awards including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canadian Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award and “Artiste de of the Year” at the annual gala of the North American Folklore Alliance.
In addition to the awards, the group has appeared regularly on Canadian, American, French and British television and radio. Le Vent du Nord has also participated in a wide variety of special musical projects. They have collaborated and performed with a wide range of artists, including Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Quebec roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, Scottish folk band Breabach, the singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.
The band performs at the Gracie Theater on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert range from $23.50 to $30.00 and are available by calling 207-941-7888 or visiting the website of the theater at gracietheatre.com.