Festival Artists 2017

Festival du Bois is pleased to present a variety of amazing artists from near and far to entertain you over the Festival weekend. Whether it’s under the Big Tent (Grand chapiteau), the Children’s Tent (Petit chapiteau) or the Workshop Tent, …


Simmered in the rich stew of Québec tradition, this quartet’s music will wake you up and feed your spirit! Playing jigs, reels, French songs and step dances, every RéVeillons! concert gathers up choice tunes from varied eras and serves them


MAZ invites you to hop on a wild flying canoe to a world of original compositions, starting with traditional Québécois music, then traveling through the depths of modal jazz into trance-inducing modern grooves. It’s a bold assertion of francophone acoustic

Gabriel Dubreuil Trio

We welcome back a talented BC fiddler who wowed us all in 2015. Gabriel Dubreuil is based both in Boston, where he is studying performance at the renowned Berklee College of Music, and Vancouver. With a musical wisdom far beyond

Yoro Noukoussi

Born in North Benin, Africa and chief’s son of the Waama people, this multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter learned the art of storytelling and drumming from his family as they traveled the region sharing their cultural traditions. Now in Canada, Yoro is in

Danny Boudreau

One of New Brunswick’s biggest stars, Petit Rocher native Danny Boudreau’s 40-year career has garnered a long list of awards and accolades. This prolific Acadian singer-songwriter has toured Europe, Africa, and Québec, enthralling audiences with his rich voice and

Sonerion et Les Bretons de Québec

One of the most popular traditional music scenes in western Europe is Fest Noz or Night Party music from Brittany, France. We present North America’s premiere exponents of this genre, Sonerion from Seattle, along with dance leaders Loïc Le Sellin


Alouest is a Maillardville-based group that brings their own French Canadian West Coast flair to music ranging from French folk to Celtic, bluegrass and old time, with an occasional sprinkling of Latin and jazz. The band takes care to represent

Le Bûcheron [Gilbert Parent]

Le Bûcheron (the lumberjack), Gilbert Parent, plays the guitar, accordion, musical saw, spoons, and various percussive instruments as he shares the songs and stories that illuminate French Canada’s culture, history, and folklore. And you can join in too!



From beautiful ballads and lively humorous songs from the French-Canadian tradition, to toe-tapping French, Celtic, Métis and Canadian fiddle and dance tunes, the duo Vazzy’s repertoire reflects their love of Québécois and Acadian music and all things trad. There’s

Jean Pierre Makosso​

Jean Pierre welcomes you to Makosso Village, a place of mystery and intrigue, hopes, dreams, music, dancing – and stories that will capture your spirit. Fly with the eagles above the jungles of the Congo, where Jean Pierre was

Roving Performers

Rubber noses? Check. Rubber chickens? Check. Unicycles? Check? Stilts? Check. Dangerous acts of supreme silliness? Check!!! As you wander the Festival site, be prepared to run into all manner of laughter-inducing craziness as our riving

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Saturday & Sunday in the Youth Zone

The Franco-Columbian Improvisation League (LIFC) is back for another legendary improv tournament.
This year, teams from six schools: Gabrielle-Roy, Jules-Verne, Anse-au-sable, Victor-Brodeur, Carihi, and