Posts tagged "Le Vent du Nord"
National Folk Festival Returns to Greensboro, NC, Sept. 9-11

National Folk Festival Returns to Greensboro, NC, Sept. 9-11

Diversity is the hallmark of the 76th National Folk Festival taking place Sept. 9-11, 2016 in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The free event, programmed and co-produced by the National Council for Traditional Arts (NCTA), the U.S.’s oldest nonprofit folk arts organization, in partnership with Arts Greensboro, celebrates togetherness and the diversity of America’s arts and heritage – with artists young and old honoring America’s musical soul and cultural roots. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominees Named for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards

With four nominations, rural British Columbia folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero, known for their duets and handmade banjos, is the top contender vying for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards that will be presented during a gala event at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta on November 8. Amelia Curran (St. John’s, NL), Fortune Ones (St. John’s, NL), Jenn Grant (Lake Echo, NS), Catherine MacLellan (Charlottetown, PEI), and Whitehorse (Toronto, ON) were close behind with three nods apiece. To continue reading this article and see the complete list of nominees in 19 categories, click on the headline.
Quebec, Scandinavian Folk Artists Showcase Their Talents During APAP Conference in NYC

Quebec, Scandinavian Folk Artists Showcase Their Talents During APAP Conference in NYC

Talented artists from the Canadian province of Quebec and the Scandinavian nations of Sweden and Denmark teamed up for an evening of musical showcases in New York City that was a highlight of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, Jan. 10-14. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

Irish, Irish-American Artists Shine During APAP Conference

Although New York City’s demographics are changing, Irish arts and culture have long been a part of its fabric. This was particularly evident January 11-15. That’s when a number of Irish and Irish American folk artists were in the Big Apple to showcase their talents during the 56th annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). {Click on the headline to read a conference recap that also features information on the annual Folquebec showcase and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash's closing keynote.]

Festivals Set in the Northeast Over Independence Day Weekend

A couple of music festivals of note in the Northeast take place during the first weekend in July -- one along the cobblestoned streets of the old whaling port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the other at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, New York. [To read the article, click on the headline.]

Neil Young, Old Man Luedecke, Le Vent du Nord Win JUNO Awards

The 40th annual JUNO Awards were presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), March 26 and 27 in Toronto. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Neil Young was the big winner, while Nova Scotia-based Old Man Luedecke and Quebec-based group Le Vent du Nord captured awards for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Solo and Group, respectively. {To read the article in its entirety, click on the headline.]

Winners Named in 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards

The 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday evening, Nov. 20. Winners were named in 19 categories during a gala at the Pantages Playhouse that was hosted by Benoit Bourque of La Bottine Souriante and CBC Radio’s Sheilagh Rogers. [To view the list of winners, click on the headline.]