Le Vent du Nord with Breabach
Thursday 28th January 2010, 8.00pm
Always a Celtic Connections favourite, Québécois quartet Le Vent du Nord recently released their fifth studio album La Part du Feu. Centred on the traditional sounds of fiddle, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, guitar and four-part vocals, the new songs and tunes redouble the band’s trademark joie de vivre with seasoned maturity and cohesion.
Breabach, here previewing material from their imminent second album, The Desperate Battle of the Birds are one of Scotland’s top young traditional acts, with a line-up of twin bagpipes, fiddle, flute, whistles, guitar and vocals. Tonight’s show launches the two bands’ joint Tune Up tour, and will feature specially devised collaborations as well as individual sets.