Roger Dallaire, Daniel Gervais and Jeremiah McDade


Roger Dallaire calls himself a musical “trad’badour” because for him, tradition is not only about what has happened in the past. Proud of his French-Canadian cultural heritage, this musician, storyteller, ventriloquist, dancer, puppeteer, and folklorist lives tradition every day, bringing it to vivid life wherever his travels take him. At Festival du Bois, Roger performs as a solo as well as with Daniel Gervais.

Daniel Gervais has been playing the violin since the age of five, today playing a variety of fiddle styles as well as classical violin. He was both the 2011 and 2016 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, the first and only Albertan to win that prestigious title. Currently Daniel teaches, records, performs and tours, often with Roger Dallaire in their show, “Trad’badour”.

Jeremiah McDade McDade is a talented multi-instrumentalist and composer, playing Irish whistle, saxophone, fiddle and flute. His career began with The McDade Family Band at the age of five, and he has subsequently performed with a wide variety of groups both live and in the recording studio. He graduated with High Distinction from the Jazz Performance Program at McGill University in Montreal, the Performance Program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and has been an Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre. He is a co-leader of the group The McDades, along with his siblings Shannon Johnson and Solon McDade

Dimanche / Sunday 11:35am
Grand Chapiteau / Main Stage

Dimanche / Sunday 1:00pm
Children’s Tent / Petit Chapiteau

Dimanche / Sunday 2:15pm
Ateliers / Workshop Mackin House

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