Since we were so rudely interrupted by a pandemic in 2020, we’re thrilled that trad supergroup Còig can finally bring their Christmas show to us live at The Carleton on Friday, December 16th! Merriment will begin at 8 PM and tickets are $35 + HST advanced, or you can pay $40 + HST at the door.
Còig‘s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players. It’s traditional for sure, but it’s performed in a lot of non-traditional ways. “We all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in,” explains fiddler and singer Rachel Davis. “Chrissy likes to dive into a lot of world music, Darren comes from a kind of Irish theme from playing around. More of the traditional Cape Breton music is really what I love, plus all the folk songs, so it’s an interesting mix.”
That leads to the other magic ingredient in Còig. It’s a band of fast friends, people that grew up together, played together, and knew each other way before they ever considered being in a band together.
The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.