Atlantic Canada’s powerhouse Còig have cemented their status as one of today’s most exciting North American Celtic groups. With a fiery Celtic style as their 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.
Featuring the fiddling and step-dancing duo of Chrissy Crowley and Rachel Davis, the musical musings of multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen and Zakk Cormier' 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 number one 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, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO 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.