AWARD winning French Canadian band Le Vent Du Nord will be heading to Settle Victoria Hall this month as part of its 20th anniversary tour of the UK.

The acclaimed five piece group is a leading force in Québec’s progressive francophone folk movement, with a vast repertoire drawing from both traditional sources and original compositions. Its 'hard-driving soulful music' has a broad range of global influences.

Since forming in 2002, the band has enjoyed great success, performing at more than 1,800 concerts over five continents and 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 group appears regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and takes part in a wide variety of special musical projects. It has collaborated and performed with a diverse range of artists including: Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québécois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis.

And, not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”

Le Vent du Nord is due to appear at Settle Victoria Hall at 8pm on Thursday, May 18. Tickets £20, visit: or contact the box office on 01729-825718