Friday, March 10, 2017

Award-winning Quebecois quartet Le Vent du Nord coming to Strand on March 31

Rockland, Maine - Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord (Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Deres and Réjean Brunet) will return to the Strand Theatre stage, 345 Main Street, on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm.

Combining cultural history and playful innovation, Le Vent du Nord revives musical traditions of the past and transforms them into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, both in terms of their musical arrangements and their worldwide touring.

Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe, Oceania and America. The quartet has performed well over 1,600 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros; two Junos (Canada’s Grammys); a Félix at ADISQ (Association Québécoise de l’industrie du Disque, Du Spectacle et de la Video, or "Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries; a Canadian Folk Music Award; and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.

Some of the band's catchy songs and tunes are taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire and others are original compositions. Le Vent du Nord appears regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and has collaborated and performed with Harry Manx, Väsen, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, hip Scottish folk band Breabach, the singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople.

Tickets: $24/Advance, $26/Door. The Strand lobby and balcony bars are open for all concerts for 21+. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3  Email:

Image: Le Vent du Nord (L to R Simon Beaudry, Réjean Brunet, Nicolas Boulerice, Olivier Demers) Photo by Stephane Najman

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