Le Vent du Nord new single 'Adieu du Village' from forthcoming album Territoires
23 December 2018
Internationally renowned traditional music group Le Vent du Nord will launch their 10th album February 15, 2019. With unparalleled musicality, the five band members of Le Vent bring to life the stories, memories and tunes of Québec. From unaccompanied songs to sophisticated musical arrangements, TERRITOIRES brings new energy to the music of a valued and cherished heritage.
Adieu du Village (Borealis) This traditional song is another gem found by the band in Acton Vale in the Montérégie region of Québec. Uncovered in a research paper in 1984 the song tells the story of Pierrot, who kills his lover to please his mother. He’s sentenced to death by hanging, but the hangman’s rope breaks and he survives. Pierrot is actually the story of all of us. We live with our lies, our violence, our wrongs, but life often grants us a reprieve. We’re confronted with clear cutting, pollution, and the destruction of our heritage, but we get a second chance to do better. Behind the dark tale of Pierrot, there’s the hope of a better world. This song from the past was modernised thanks to the melody of Nicolas Boulerice, as well as contemporary arrangements that notably include bouzouki and vocal effects.
UK Tour April 2019: Thu 4. Union Chapel - London, Fri 5. Guildhall Arts Centre - Grantham, Sat 6. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - Liverpool, Tue 9. East Riding Theatre - Beverley, Wed 10. Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre - Nottingham, Thu 11. The Sage -- Gateshead, Fri 12. Victoria Hall -- Saltaire, Sat 13. Guildhall Arts Centre -- Grantham, Sun 14. Hazlitt Theatre -- Maidstone
Le Vent du Nord - An exceptional international career! Not only considered outstanding francophone ambassadors, Le Vent du Nord are driving the Québec progressive folk movement as well as being major contributors to the rebirth of traditional Québec music. Since their formation in 2002, the group have enjoyed a meteoric rise that never ceases to amaze! The group have performed more than 1800 concerts across five continents, released nine albums, and won several prestigious awards, including a GRAND PRIX DU DISQUE CHARLES CROS (France), two JUNO AWARDS and a FÉLIX award at ADISQ 2015 for their latest record, TÊTU. Most recently the band has been acclaimed on major international stages, including events such as WOMAD Chile, WOMADELAIDE and WOMAD New Zealand in the Southern hemisphere, as well as the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland and the legendary Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.
Le Vent du Nord Catalogue
Têtu (2015) Tromper le temps (2012, 10th Anniversary) Le Vent du Nord Symphonique (2010) La Part du Feu (2009) Mesdames et messieurs! (2008) Dans les airs (2007) Les amants du Saint-Laurent (2005) Maudite moisson! (2003)