Maillardville's Music Festival

Join us for the 31st Annual Festival du Bois – March 6-8, 2020 in Mackin Park

Expect a festival full of lively music and dance featuring some of the finest artists from across the country in concerts and workshops for the whole family. Come hear a wealth of French Canadian and francophone folk, world and original music – both traditional and new. Have fun at on-site activities, sample delicious food, and revel in an ambiance of warmth and welcome.

The festival invites you to Maillardville, the cradle of francophone culture in BC. Come experience a taste of the community’s rich roots and traditions.

Dig out your plaid and mark your calendars!

Festival Artists

Yves Lambert Trio

Québec Led by charismatic singer and accordionist Yves Lambert, a founding member of La Bottine Souriante and one of the...

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Tipsy 3

New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Québec We welcome a vibrant meeting of musical talents in this all-gal trio of musicians...

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Cristian De La Luna

Alberta/Colombia Singer-songwriter and human rights activist Cristian de la Luna and his band perform vibrant Colombian music...

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Roger Dallaire, Daniel Gervais and Jeremiah McDade

Alberta Roger Dallaire calls himself a musical “trad’badour” because for him, tradition is not only about what...

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Le Flo Franco

Ontario/Haiti Plural identity. Multicoloured music with no boundaries.

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Beauséjour

Manitoba/New Brunswick Beauséjour is the story of two remarkable and accomplished talents from different parts of the...

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Blackthorn

British Columbia Considered one of Vancouver's finest Celtic bands, the four talented musicians of Blackthorn deliver an broad repertoire...

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Isabelle la Wonderful

Alberta Isabelle la Wonderful is funny, personable and dynamic – known wherever she goes as a crowd pleaser....

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Madame Diva

British Columbia With her costumes, accessories, puppets and tunes, Madame Diva (also known as Jocelyne Baribeau) always...

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Griottes Polyglottes

British Columbia On this International Women’s Day, come and discover Johanne Gill and Ingrid Broussillon.

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Wanda Jemly

British Columbia/Camaroon Wanda Jemly is a wonderful storyteller and author of Cameroonian origin who spent most of...

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Roving Performers

Frenchie The Clown and Danielle & Michèle

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Friday March 6 / Vendredi 6 mars

7:00-10:00pm (gates open 6pm)
Soirée Contra Dance / Friday Night Contra Dance
with The Celtic Lasses and The Sybaritic String Band with Maureen Collier, caller

Saturday March 7 / Samedi 7 mars

Grand Chapiteau/Main Stage

11:45am – 12:30pm
The Sybaritic String Band


12:30pm – 12:50pm
Salutations officielles


1:00pm – 1:45pm
Blackthorn


2:10pm – 3:00pm
Tipsy 3


3:20pm – 4:10pm
Beauséjour


4:30pm – 5:20pm
Cristian de la Luna


5:40pm – 6:30pm
Le Flo Franco


6:50m – 7:30pm
Yves Lambert Trio

Petit Chapiteau/Children's Tent

12:15pm – 12:55pm
Madame Diva


1:30pm – 2:15pm
Isabelle la Wonderful


2:45pm – 3:30pm
Wanda Jemly

Ateliers/Workshops at Mackin House

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Tipsy 3


1:30pm – 2:10pm
Beauséjour


2:40 – 3:15pm
Cristian de la luna

Sunday March 8 / Dimanche 8 mars

Grand Chapiteau/Main Stage

9:00am – 10:30am
Mass followed by pancake breakfast
Messe suivi du déjeuner


10:30am – 11:15am
Tipsy3


11:35am – 12:20pm
Roger Dallaire, Daniel Gervais et Jeremiah McDade


12:40pm – 1:25pm
Beauséjour


1:45pm – 2:30pm
Cristian de la Luna


2:50pm – 3:30pm
Le Flo Franco


3:50pm – 4:30pm
Yves Lambert Trio

Petit Chapiteau/Children's Tent

12:00pm – 12:40pm
Griotte la Polyglotte


1:00pm – 1:40pm
Roger Dallaire, Daniel Gervais et Jeremiah McDade


2:00pm – 2:40pm
Storyteller Denis Leclerc


3:00pm – 3:40pm
Madame Diva

Ateliers/Workshops at Mackin House

12:00pm – 12:40pm
Tipsy3


1:00pm – 1:40pm
Griotte la Polyglotte


2:10pm – 2:50pm
Roger Dallaire, Daniel Gervais et Jeremiah McDade


3:10pm - 4:20pm
Storyteller Denis Leclerc

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