Join Le Vent du Nord for a rollicking 20th birthday celebration with very special guests including Julie Fowlis, Breabach and Grosse Isle. Formed in 2002, the quintet are old friends of Celtic Connections and their dynamically modern brand of Quebecois folk, rooted in Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany, encapsulates the festival’s cross-cultural spirit, winning them fans who book year after year. Presenting a raucously unpredictable blend of guitar, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, lusty French vocals and more, their virtual event was a “glorious” highlight of our 2021 online festival. Don’t miss their joyous return to the Celtic Connections live stage.
“There must be few souls alive who could resist Le Vent du Nord’s boundless joie de vivre” (Folk Radio)
Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland and Ireland's traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music. Dallahan take their listeners on a journey, traversing styles and countries of the world in a dazzling live show, creating their own unique brand of World-folk delivered with stunning virtuosity. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle.