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29 February 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning folk band Le Vent du Nord will bring their soulful sounds back to Randolph for a performance at Chandler Center for the Arts.
The Quebec-based group was last in town in 2018 for Chandler’s New World Festival and became a favorite with their vast repertoire of traditional pieces and original compositions. Dubbed “classy and rousing” by The Guardian and “earthy, rough-hewn” by the Boston Herald, Le Vent du Nord’s hard-driving music is rooted in the Celtic diaspora with a broad range of global influences.
As a leading force in the francophone folk movement, the five members of Le Vent du Nord are not content with standard approaches. Their stage performances are intense and joyful, expanding the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. They describe their music as the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.
Since 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,600 concerts on over five continents. They have earned several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, and a Canadian Folk Music Award, and were named “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. They have 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.
Tickets for Le Vent du Nord at Chandler, $13-$36, are on sale now at the Box Office. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit chandler-arts.org or call 802-728-9878. For more information about Le Vent du Nord, visit leventdunord.com/en.