Back by popular demand, the Chocolate Church Arts Center (CCAC) will present the driving, vibrant sounds of Celtic supergroup, Còig at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.
This exciting band is one of Cape Breton’s most captivating musical exports. Armed with an infectious, energetic sound, and a quartet of musicians playing over a dozen instruments, Còig is a true musical force. The members of Còig move easily between century-old tunes of past generations and original contemporary compositions featuring fiddles, piano, guitar, bouzouki, whistles, and more.
Much of the music of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton region is Celtic in nature, but originates from local traditions and celebrates the sea, as well as fishing and other primary industries. Còig embrace this heritage in their music, as fiddler Chrissy Crowley joins Rachel Davis on fiddle, viola and vocals. Pianist Jason Roach offers an unparalleled intensity on keyboards, while multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen commands guitar, mandolin, banjo, whistles, vocals, and other instruments.
Hot on the heels of Còig’s award-winning 2017 album “Rove” comes their brand-new release, “Ashlar,” which Folk Radio UK has called “an exceedingly sparkling affair packed with contrast and versatility.”
Còig’s performance at the CCAC will be an opportunity for lovers of traditional and contemporary Celtic and Cape Breton styles to soak in music from Ashlar and the rest of the group’s storied catalogue.
Tickets for Còig are $23 in advance and $28 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office at 207-442-8455.