Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


Le Vent du Nord - BOOKING OPEN NOW!

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Full Price  £18
U25s  £9

Box Office:   01227 769075  


The award winning and highly acclaimed Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Québec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,800 concerts over 5 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.

Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”  Uk festival goers have seen and loved their performances at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.

As an amazing live performance quintet Le Vent du Nord continues to explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements. On stage these 5 friends creating intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions.


Simon Beaudry - vocals, bouzouki, guitar

Nicolas Boulerice - vocals, electro acoustic hurdy-gurdy, piano

Réjean Brunet – basses, diatonic accordion, jaw harp, piano, vocals

Olivier Demers - fiddle, guitar, foot-tapping, mandolin, vocals

André Brunet – fiddle, foot-tapping, vocals

Feedback from YouTube

I saw them perform last night in Boston at the MFA. They never fail to disappoint. Their music makes me happy. Chair dance through the entire show. Saw them for the first time at the Lowell Folk Festival and have seen them every time they come to Boston. Love these musicians!


High energy, superb musicianship. Saw them at Celtic Connections 2020 - sold out performance. Fabulous


Members of the band, if you read this: Thank you so, so much. You guys truly embody and emit the tunes, feelings and the beat. <3 This concert light up my heart and brought me back the bursts of joy, laughter and love that are so familiar but sometimes so far away

- Date Added 16/09/2021