A founding member of Cape Breton’s Le groupe LeLièvre, singer-songwriter Ronald Bourgeois has been a promoter and defender of Acadian music and culture since the early 1980s. Inspired by his Acadian roots and life in Atlantic Canada, the Cheticamp native is regarded by his peers as one of Acadie's top songwriters and over the past 35 years, more than 50 of his songs have been recorded by artists in Canada, France and Louisiana, including two just last year. Ronald has released three albums—Amène le vent (1994), Le long retour (2001), Viens Avec Moi (2014)—and his award-winning songs are found in almost every Acadian artist's repertoire. In 2008, the tribute album J’ai trouvé dans une chanson - Hommage à Ronald Bourgeois, featuring 19 Canadian and American artists, was released and went on to win the Francophone Recording of the Year Award from both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Awards in 2009. Ronald’s songwriting and performing career was the subject of the documentary, J’ai trouvé dans une chanson, that same year and a new documentary produced by Societe Radio Canada will be premiered in Cheticamp two days before his Festival appearance this year. A past Artist in Residence, it is a pleasure to welcome Ronald back to Celtic Colours this year.