WINSTED, MN A group of world-caliber musicians is coming to Winsted, presented by the Winsted Arts Council.
Le Vent du Nord, which translates “The Wind of the North,” will be performing two shows at the Blue Note Friday, Jan. 10.
The first show at 1 p.m. will be a special performance for school and homeschool groups and seniors. The second show will be a concert for the community at 7 p.m.
The Quebec-based folk group has performed across Europe and North America, winning acclaim from audiences and critics alike since it was founded in 2002.
Now, due to a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, they’re coming to Winsted to share a unique cultural experience. Their music includes the sounds of guitar, accordion, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy, along with four-part harmony, all blended to create a new take on traditional Canadian folk styles.
“[They’re] very experienced in teaching about their music to audiences that may not be familar with it. I’m really excited that they’re going to be in Winsted to share about their cultures and traditions,” said board member Julie Guggemos, of the Winsted Arts Council.
Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for children.
All tickets for the 1 p.m. show cost $5, regardless of age.
Ticket prices will be slightly higher at the door.
Guggemos added, “As a companion piece to this band, [the arts council] is going to be hosting a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society in January called “The Fur Trade in Minnesota,” which highlights the voyagers from Quebec, native peoples, and Europeans who helped shape Minnesota to what it is today.”
Tickets for Friday’s shows are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com.