This event has been rescheduled from 16th July 2021.
Atlantic Canada’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting North American Celtic groups. With a fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig offers a fresh and exhilarating mix of traditional tunes, lively instrumentals and contemporary songs performed on over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more) in a lot of non-traditional ways.
Còig’s like no other, thanks to the unique mix of four superb talents. Featuring the fiddling and step-dancing duo of Chrissy Crowley and Rachel Davis, and the musical musings of multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, and Zakk Cormier on guitar and driving rhythms on Acadian foot-percussion, the award-winning quartet are an unparalleled music force.
Còig’s latest album, “Ashlar” is full of surprises and flows from lively instrumental sets to tender traditional ballads to fabulous covers, everything Còig is known for and then some. With a growing list of credits, “Ashlar” debuted at #1 on the World iTunes chart and has been recognized with a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award (Traditional singer, Rachel Davis), East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award nomination for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year.
Còig have collected a mantle of awards and nominations for their catalogue of recordings, “Carols Too” (2019), ”Rove” (2017), “Carols” (2016) and “Five” (2014) including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.
Còig are busy collaborating on new material and are set to release their recording in the spring of 2022.
“Acclaimed Celtic/ Roots band combine sprightly instrumental spunk to create a rich evocative sound. Plenty to conjure with here – quality material, dexterous instrumental playing, solid ensemble work and ethereal haunting vocals make for a heady, incandescent rush of robust energetic expertise.” – fRoots
“Dynamic Folk from Cape Breton. A self-professed Celtic supergroup with a new album, Ashlar, hot off the press, Còig are a folky force to be reckoned with. Ashlar means ‘a perfect fit’ and it’s clear these musicians have found a perfect fit in Còig.” – Songlines