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Biography

  • Years Active

    2002 – present (15 years)

  • Founded In

    Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Quebecois folk music group Le Vent du Nord was founded in 2002. They play both pieces composed by members of the group and traditional quebecois tunes, sometimes adding elements from pop and jazz.

The group has four members; Réjean Brunet (diatonic accordion, acoustic bass, jaw harp, vocals), Nicolas Boulerice (hurdy gurdy, piano, piano-accordion, vocals), Olivier Demers (fiddle, guitar, vocals, foot tapping) and Simon Beaudry (guitar, bouzouki, voice).

Le Vent du Nord has released three studio albums, Maudite Moisson! (2003), Les Amants du Saint-Laurent (2005), and Le Part du Feu (2009) and two live recordings album, Mesdames et Messieurs (2008) and Le Vent du Nord Symphonique (2010)

Le Vent du Nord has won the award ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR at Canadian Folk Music Awards 2010 and its album LA PART DU FEU is actually in nomination at JUNO AWARDS 2011.

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