Stapleford Granary

Event description

21 May 2019 19:30 £15/£8

Còig

 'An amazingly talented group of musicians from the musical island of Cape Breton. Còig were an outstanding act at Shetland Folk Festival 2013. A Band NOT to be missed!'

- Davie Henderson, Director, Shetland Folk Festival

'...Every number is convincing and compellingly delivered. This group's ability to back songs on piano, fiddles, cello, guitars and more gives them enormous scope, and keeps the surprises coming throughout Rove. Slow reels and strathspeys, smooth fiddle and staccato banjo, plenty of their own material as well as the best of three centuries of tradition: there seems to be no end to Còig's talents, and I'm sure their story will continue well beyond this outstanding recording.'

Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld


Darren McMullen
 - guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, vocals
Rachel Davis - fiddle, viola, vocals
Jason Roach - piano
Chrissy Crowley - fiddle

 

Còig one of Atlantic Canada's premiere traditional groups, is an ensemble of East Coast musicians. In one explosive coming together, what was once solo acts on stage has amalgamated into one electrifying super group, picked as Penguin Eggs magazine’s 2014 #1 New Discovery internationally. With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force.

With the release of the new album Rove, Nova Scotia's powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of todays most exciting new North American Celtic groups. With a combined total of over 30 group and solo awards and nominations, the four members of the band are already recognized as major stars of the Celtic world. Rove is drawing rave reviews from fans and critics and has recently been recognized with a 2018 East Coast Music Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year, a 2018 JUNO Award nomination, and 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award nominations.

Còig's like no other, thanks to the unique mix of four different talents. They all have traditional roots, but each brings something more. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music. Pianist Jason Roach has a jazz degree, Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.) has worked everywhere from Irish to rock groups, and fiddler Rachel Davis is the most Cape Breton trad, but with folk and roots infused flavours as well.