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The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald 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. The group exhibits great finesse and flexibility, appearing regularly on Canadian, American, French, and UK television and radio, and participating in a wide variety of special musical projects. They’ve collaborated and performed with a diverse range of artists including: Harry Manx, Väsen, Dervish, The Chieftains, Breton musical pioneer Yann-Fañch Kemener, Québecois roots legend and master storyteller Michel Faubert, the Scottish folk band Breabach, singer Julie Fowlis, and the trans-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople. 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.” On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: “A classy & rousing set by Quebec Folk heroes.” – 4 STARS – The Guardian "Leave a positive feelgood feeling all over the body." – Lira Magazine "Exceptionally skilled, exceptionally experienced, and exceptionally entertaining." – Sing Out! "Sur toute la ligne, 53 minutes de pur bonheur. EXCELLENT. " Journal de Quebec "Québec couldn’t hope for better advocates of its folk music ." Top of the world selection – Songlines "Top Ten Folk Albums of 2009" – Boston Globe "Top Ten International Albums of 2009" – Los Angeles TimesFind out more »
Don't miss Matt Patershuk's acclaimed "If Wishes Were Horses" album release show - one night only! Get your tickets now and see you there. A songwriter adept at sensitively finding new angles to express the hard times we go through, Patershuk is also able to pepper his songs with the humour and humanity found in the works of John Prine and Willie Nelson.Find out more »
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 8:30pm Martha Chaves Chunky Salsa Release $25 Advance / $30 Door * “The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian Comedy.” ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio Laugh Out Loud.” Martha Chaves is a seasoned comic and a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, like the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, in Toronto’s SheDot Festival and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour. Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients, in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre in front of 45.000 people and in 2016 she hosted the ACTRA awards. Her Stand-Up TV credits include her two national comedy specials: COMICS! On the CBC, and There’s Something about Martha on CTV and The COMEDY NETWORK; plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and on The Debaters, also on CBC radio.In her film and TV career she has worked with Whoopi Goldberg (Strong Medicine), Chris Rock, (Down To Earth) and even had scenes with Denzel Washington in “John Q”. Her One-Woman show, “In Times of Trouble”, was the opening show of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015. Martha performs mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French, and Italian. Winner of the 2017 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Standup Comic, Martha Chaves, excitedly returns to Hugh’s Room Live in celebration of her latest release, Chunky Salsa. * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and feesFind out more »