Canada’s Còig are one today’s most exciting North American Celtic groups.
With a fiery Celtic style as their musical core, Còig offer 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 are 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 in-strumental sets to tender traditional ballads to fabulous covers, everything Còig are known for and then some. With a growing list of credits, Ashlar debuted at #1 on the World iTunes chart and has been recognised 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 are busy collaborating on new material and are set to release their recording in the spring of 2022.
The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.
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“Dynamic Folk from Cape Breton. A self-professed Celtic supergroup... Còig are a folky force to be reckoned with.”Songlines
“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
“As soon as Coig - an electrifying super group - launched into a series of jigs, reels and strathspeys, there were huge grins on the faces of a sold-out crowd.”The Daily Courier