Everyone agrees that Le Vent du Nord is the leading francophone Quebec trad group. We also know that trio De Temps Antan, an offshoot of La Bottine souriante, which was the fla...
2019 Official showcase Contact Ontarois, Ottawa, January 19, 2019 ( time to be confirmed)
The Quebec-based Les Grands Hurleurs is now touring with its ¾ Fort show inspired by the repertoire of its newest award-winning CD.
The trio play music that is deeply anchored in tradition and steeped in numerous criss-crossing influences. With ¾ Fort, traditional music flirts with classical, Manouche, electronica, and folk music. The band present original, open-minded music, very much alive yet respectful of its roots.
“We started our project to make trad music while venturing beyond the well-beaten tracks (…) Knowing and respecting where the music came from, we gave ourselves freedom to do what we liked with the arrangements.” (excerpt of an interview published on Penguin Eggs 2017 summer issue)
They are best experienced live, where you can actually see how many instruments they play, feel their on-stage energy, and get blown away by their sheer musical prowess. They truly please everyone, bonding with their audiences wherever they perform.
Since its inception in 2009, Les Grands Hurleurs have earned a solid reputation, accumulating a lot of experience in countless Quebec venues, international stages (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the USA) and on major events including recently: 2017 Canada Day in Victoria, & 2017 Canada Summer Games Winnipeg.
Since 2017 they’ve been in the official showcase selection at Bourse Rideau 2017 (Feb. 12, Québec), FICG 2017 Festival International de la chanson de Granby, Contact East 2017 (Cape Breton) and more recently Folk Alliance International 2018 (Kansas City, USA),
Les Grands Hurleurs have achieved the rare feat of bagging a Felix Award – Francophone Canada’s Juno equivalent – for each of their three albums
-2015 : 3/4 Fort (2016 Félix)
Coyote Records. COYOTE008
-2011 : Petit grain d’or (2012 Félix)
Disques Tempête. TEM24028
-2009 : Nicolas Pellerin et Les Grands Hurleurs (2010 Félix)
Disques Tempête. TEM23838
“Steeped in Quebecois folk from birth, Nicolas Pellerin likes to add flavours from other genres and other places to his musical mix. But the strikingly original arrangements he creates with his trio Les Grands Hurleurs never compromise the essence of the old songs and tunes that he loves”. – Tony Montague, Penguin Eggs magazine, June 2017
“A lot of delicacy and sensitivy, the research of original repertoire, mixture of groove and nice strings arrangement. The trio makes dive at the same time into the “reel-folk-music” and the “folk music-of-chamber”, blues, bluegrass, atmospheric lament and mélodies from Britanny” – Yves Bernard – Le Devoir
– Top 5 Best World Music CD 2015