Since its inception in 2002, Le Vent du Nord has exploded onto the folk music scene. The group's first recording, Maudite moisson , was awarded the Juno for traditional album of the year in 2004 in addition to being chosen album of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. 2005 was also the year that saw the group being rewarded as North American traditional artist of the year in Austin, Texas. Their show was nominated for an OPUS award and was named Show of the year by the American radio-concert series Bound for Glory.
Le Vent du Nord has crowds dancing to the sound of fiddle and hurdy-gurdy, using an original repertoire. Their music is both fresh and bound to tradition. One of the group's strength's is their stage presence: energetic, dynamic, generous and in touch with the audience. Le Vent du Nord consists of four singers/multi-instrumentalists: Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers and Rejean Brunet, who joined the group in 2007. They sing original songs and those taken from the traditional repertoire, in their native French, to the delight of their audience. Le Vent du Nord's energy is unbounding and delights their audiences, whether at a festival or a concert.