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Bourque Émissaires is the Quebecois duo of Benoit Bourque and Antoine Pigeon-Bourque.  Benoit is a versatile artist overflowing with energy and a contagious joie de vivre.  He is the recipient of multiple awards including four Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy). He has become a beloved musician in the New Bedford area and his work as leader of the Celtic Extravaganza makes this climax to the New Bedford Folk Festival a much anticipated event each year. Antoine started playing piano at the age of 11 and accordion at the age of 16. He has a degree in music from Université de Montréal where he studied classical repertoire for piano-accordion. He is a graduate from Collège Saint-Laurent, in Montreal, where he studied tuba and accordion.  Benoit has been coming to the festival since 1997.  See more about this exciting duo on their  web page.

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