Festival Artists 2018

Bienvenue à la 30e édition du Festival du Bois!

Joignez-vous à nous au parc Mackin, de Coquitlam du 22 au 24 mars afin de vivre une expérience de musique francophone, folk et du monde avec une panoplie d’artistes aussi fabuleux …

Le Vent du Nord

Featuring button accordion, guitar, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy, the award-winning and highly-acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The quintet's vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions. Their hard-driving

Bon Débarras

Uniting the worlds of music, dance and party, Montreal's Bon Débarras (in English "good riddance") brings together a fusion of Québécois folk music, traditional step-dancing and sounds from around the world. It's music that's full of fun and fire! On

Les Chauffeurs à pieds

Here is French-Canadian traditional music at its finest! The four musicians of Les Chauffeurs à pieds (meaning either "Drivers on Foot" or "The Feet Warmers") are among the best in Canada - lauded for their reels and jigs on fiddle,


Mazacote is a sizzling six-piece world-Latin Vancouver band with deep roots in Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean rhythms and tropical party sounds, and featuring the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez, the band plays groove-heavy Latin dance

Gabriel Dubreuil

Equally at home in a stunning range of musical genres, Gabriel Dubeuil is a passionate young violinist who easily moves between the traditional sounds of Québécois and klezmer music, to Celtic swing, to jazz - and beyond. Now based in

Jacky Essombe

An enthusiastic ambassador for African culture, Jacky Essombe uses dance as a medium to share her rich heritage – the traditions, cultures and history of Africa and the wisdom of her ancestors. Originally from Cameroon, she grew up in Paris


Among Vancouver's finest Celtic bands, the four talented musicians of Blackthorn bring an extensive repertoire of music rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada - including creative



The word podorythmie is Québécois for foot rhythms, the galvanizing percussive accompaniment to music that's made by tapping and stomping feet. Now it also refers to an amazing five-member group hailing from Canada, the US, and France known for their


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

Boris Sichon

Come join Boris on a musical adventure around the world! With more than 400 instruments collected on his global travels, time with Boris is a eye-popping journey of discovery. You could see Chinese gongs and buffalo drums, Indonesian mouth harps

André Thériault

A lover of francophone song traditions, André Thériault is a lively and interactive entertainer and comedian who sings, plays guitar – and invites you to experience and enjoy the tunes of the great Québec singers:  Felix Leclerc, Pierre Daigneault, Oscar

Alphonse et Lola

In the style of early 20th century silent film, Alphonse & Lola tell laughably ridiculous stories with dance, pantomime, jig-dancing, clowning, and fiddle. You won’t be able not to laugh!

Samedi / Saturday 3:45pm
Children’s Tent / Petit Chapiteau



Introducing a parade of musical instruments and  discovering traditional French-Canadian music, songs, the “joie de vivre” of the culture! Fiddle, banjo, harmonica, spoons, jaw harp, mandolin, bodhran, bagpipes, oud, doumbek, foot percussion, tambourine, khaen and gong intermingle at the party!