A versatile artist overflowing with energy and a contagious joie de vivre, Benoit Bourque has become a beloved musician in the New Bedford area. His work as leader of the Celtic Extravaganza makes this climax to the New Bedford Folk Festival a much anticipated event each year. He is a specialist in Quebec traditional dance and has presented lectures and workshops in many camps and festivals. Benoit has also shared his skill in step dancing and bones playing which is a family tradition as his dad and grandfather were both bones players. Benoit is the recipient of multiple awards including 4 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy). Benoit performs with his son, Antoine Pigeon-Bourque on piano accordion.