BOURQUE ÉMISSAIRES (Quebec) - Benoit Bourque is a long time member of the group La Bottine Souriante. He is a musician, dancer, singer and caller, he has been a member of different bands with whom he toured extensively in North America and in Europe : Éritage, Ad vielle que pourra, Hommage à Alfred Montmarquette, Bourque et Bernard, Matapat, Le Vent du Nord, are all bands that enjoyed his talents and his exceptional charisma. Specialist of Quebec tradionnal dances, Benoit has presented lectures and workshops in many camps and festivals, showing his skill in step dancing and bones playing (wich is a family tradition: his dad and grandad were both bones players). He now tours with his son, Antoine Pigeon-Bourque 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 the classical repertoire for piano-accordion. He is a graduate from Collège Saint-Laurent, in Montreal, where he studied tuba and accordion.