Le Vent du Nord - Beaumier Heritage Concert Series

Le Vent Du Nord - Beaumier Heritage Concert Series
7:30PM Saturday, April 7
Kaufman Auditorium

Tickets:
$18 advance/$20 at the door—adults
$10 advance/$12 at the door—students

In 2008, the Beaumier Center presented a concert by Quebec’s preeminent folk group, Le Vent Du Nord, and it was wildly successful.  The group proved to be equally popular when they headlined the Hiawatha Traditional Folk Festival in 2011.  The Beaumier Center is very excited to announce that Le Vent Du Nord will be returning to Marquette in April to perform a special concert at Kaufman Auditorium.  

Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.

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, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.

The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals.

Saturday, April 7 at 7:30pm

Kaufman Auditorium
611 N Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Event Type

Community

Website

http://www.nmu.edu/beaumierheritagece...

Cost

Tickets: $18 advance/$20 at the door—adults $10 advance/$12 at the door—students

Department
Academic Information Services
Primary Contact

Dan Truckey

Contact Phone or Email

(906)227-3212

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Colleen Carlyle

Colleen Carlyle left a positive review 4/7/2018

The concert by Le Vent du Nord was utterly engaging, precise, funny, delightful and just plain wonderful. The quintet can really make music and the audience were dancing in their seats. Seriously superlatives aside, these guys are serious musicians and the timing and execution of each piece was tight but not stodgy. The fiddlers also took turns stamping their feet on an amplified drum (?) that just looked from a distance like a flat piece of wood...the sound and their timing was impeccable...and the compositions were often very long, yet they kept the rhythm up. What stamina! What stomach muscles! Oh, did I mention they did this while playing fiddle and singing?

An added bonus...for me! In the parking lot I asked a woman named Cathy who was with her grandson Aiden, if she knew if the ticket office accepted debit cards. Cathy didn't know but then she asked if I were alone (which I was) and told me she had an extra ticket (which she generously gave me). Wow! Great concert!