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Cóig (CAN)

Thursday 23 of August: Visemøllen: 15:15
Music Programme 2018

Friday 24 of August: Pumpehuset: 18:15
Music Programme 2018

Saturday 25 of August: Visemøllen: 17:00
Music Programme 2018

The name means ‘five’ in Scots Gaelic, but now there are four. Four brilliant musicians from Cape Breton play traditional Scottish music in its eastern Canadian seaboard guise, winning prizes for their virtuosity. Originally brought together to promote Celtic Colours International Festival a few years ago, the group proved so successful that they stayed together. Cóig consists of Darren McMullen, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, flute, and vocal; Rachel Davis, violin, viola, and vocal; Jason Roach, piano; and Chrissy Crowley, violin and viola. Each is a distinctive musician in their own right, with solo careers that have ammassed over 30 nominations and awards for albums and live performance.

Assembled as Cóig, they are now on the brink of an international career, bringing with them their new album Rove (2017). One review in The Shetland Times wrote of Cóig: “Four acclaimed, award-winning solo musicians combine explosively. Collectively, Cóig is a triumph for traditional music from Cape Breton”. This is their only Danish festival in 2018.

 

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