Coig to headline two nights at Banchory's Glassel Hall

Celtic supergroup Còig are set to headline two nights at Glassell Hall in Banchory next weekend.

By Dawn Renton
Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 8:10 am
Còig play two headline shows in Banchory next weekend (Photo: Kamara Morozuk)
Còig play two headline shows in Banchory next weekend (Photo: Kamara Morozuk)

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 guest musician, Thierry Clouette, 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 1 on the World iTunes chart.

It 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.

The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way.

That's Còig.

Còig play Glassell Hall, Banchory on Saturday, November 27 at 7.30pm and Sunday, November 28 at 7.30pm. For further information visit the band’s website, their Facebook page and find them on Twitter