French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord at the Linenhall

French-Canadian group Le Vent du Nord will perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on May 9.

Le Vent du Nord have blazed a trail across the globe with their gritty, modern, twist on French-Canadian roots music. Whether performing a repertoire of Québec traditional folk and original material or sharing a stage with the likes of The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, or Scottish folk band Breabach, Le Vent du Nord always put on a show to remember.

A punk-like sense of wild abandon to their music has earned them a host of prestigious awards along the way, including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys ), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. Be warned, audience participation is positively demanded so bring your dancing shoes.

The band consists of singers/multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet, and is now one of the best-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world. The band has performed all across Canada, in more than 40 US states and 15 European countries.

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible providing an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians throughout the country at affordable prices. During this tour, the musicians will host a variety of outreach activities for music students around the country.

Tickets for the May 9 concert at the Linenhall cost €16/€14. To book tickets call (094 ) 9023733 or visit www.thelinenhall.com

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