Le Vent du Nord, Centenary Stage Company
With its roots in Celtic tradition incorporating familiar Cajun melodies and rhythms, Le Vent Du Nord brings their high energy music to the Centenary Stage Company's Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center on Saturday, February 9th at 8 p.m. This group composed of singers and multi-instrumentalists play a unique blend of original compositions and traditional Quebecois folk songs with a spirited Celtic flair. Having played with Celtic luminaries such as The Chieftains, Le Vent Du Nord has been enjoying increasing success since their inception in 2002 performing with other popular musical acts the world over. Their new album "Tromper le Temps" was awarded "World Music Album of the Year" in 2012.
The Boston Herald described the band's sound, featuring button accordion, foot percussion, guitar and fiddle, as "defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes." Members of Le Vent Du Nord include Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet who've all been training in their instruments since they were young boys. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, "these four young men... have taken Celtic music filtered through the Québécois tradition and hopped it up with vitality and innovation," says Eugene Weekly.
Tickets to see Le Vent Du Nord in the Sitnik Theatre are $17.50-$25 in advance and $22.50-$30 at the door. To purchase tickets or to find more information on other events in the 2012-2013 season, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call The Box Office at (908) 979-0900.
The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts Education programs throughout the year. Performances at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC members, Friends and sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn, and Series sponsors, Fulton Bank, and Mamas Restaurant & Café Baci.
Pictured: Le Vent du Nord. Photo Credit: Stéphane Najman.