Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen, and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as their musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players.
"We all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in," explains fiddler and singer Rachel Davis. "Jason (Roach, pianist) has a jazz degree and listens to a lot of different music. Chrissy (Crowley, fiddler) likes to dive into a lot of world music, Darren (mandolin, guitar, banjo, etc.) comes from a kind of Irish theme from playing around a lot. More of the traditional Cape Breton stuff is really what I love, plus all the folk songs, so it’s an interesting mix."
The Cape Breton quartet have earned rave reviews from audiences around the world and an impressive list of credits for their recordings Rove (2017), Carols (2015) and Five (2014), including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.
The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way – that’s Còig.
• Darren McMullen – guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, vocals
• Rachel Davis – fiddle, viola, vocals
• Jason Roach – piano
• Chrissy Crowley – fiddle
"A bit of French, a bit of Irish, a wee dram of Gaelic and a full helping of Cape Breton Scotch: this is a mighty powerful fiddle cocktail from Còig."
~ Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld
Visit their website: https://www.coig.ca/
Còig in CONCERT at the Errington Hall
Friday, April 17th
Tickets $25 in stores and $27.50 online
Doors at 7:30pm & Show at 8:00pm
Tickets also available at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth, Errington Store. - In-Store Tickets available four weeks before the event. Home baked goodies, ginger tea and Creekmore’s coffee are available from the kitchen. Info: https://www.ErringtonHall.ca