Le Vent du Nord – Maudite moisson!
New traditional music from Québec. Originally founded by pianist and hurdy-gurdy player Nicolas Boulerice and fiddler Olivier Demers, the band now boasts the addition of step dancer/accordionist Benoit Bourque (Matapat) and singer/guitarist Bernard Simard. The energy emanating from these four is unstoppable and it shines through on the recording. Audiences everywhere are finding it impossible to resist moving to the music and calling for encore after encore. “The band has hit on the right formula: one smiles, laughs, is moved (even to tears, at times); in short, they get all the reactions that a good band should get from their audience.
“Le Vent du Nord is the most exciting group I have seen in a long time!” Helene Korolenko quoted byJoanna McQuillan, The Standard Times, New-Bedford, 2003