Còig is a Canadian folk music group from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.[1] The group consists of Darren McMullen on guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute and vocals; Rachel Davis on fiddle, viola and vocals; Jason Roach on piano and Chrissy Crowley on fiddle and viola.[1]

HistoryEdit

Còig was formed in 2010 to perform at the Celtic Colours festival.[2]

The band, which that time included fiddler Colin Grant, released its debut album Five in 2014.[3] The album, which included new arrangements and instrumentation of traditional music, won the award for Traditional Album of the Year at the 10th Canadian Folk Music Awards.[4][5] They followed up in 2015 with Carols, an album of Christmas music.[6]

Còig released the album Rove in 2017. It received nominations for Traditional Album of the Year at the 13th Canadian Folk Music Awards[7] and Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018.[8] That year the band performed at the East Coast Music Awards ceremony.[9] Also that year fiddler Colin Grant left the group.[10]

In 2017 and in 2018 the band once again performed at the Celtic Colours Festival.[11][12] In 2018 the band was named Roots/traditional recording of the year at the East Coast Music Awards.[13]

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