New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton super-group Coig at the Green Church in Mexico on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington on Thursday, Sept. 14. Curtain is at 7 p.m. A jam session to honor the life of well-known local musician Jody Kasregis will precede both events starting at 6 p.m. Coig will also perform at The Chocolate Church in Bath on Friday, Sept. 8, and Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival on Friday, Sept. 15.
Coig will return to Central Maine to release their new album “Rove.” Fan favorites in the region, the show will be full to the brim with festive Cape Breton style music, song and dance.
Coig (pronounced Ko-ig, the number 5 in Gaelic) is an electrifying lineup musicians. Originally coming together for a promotional tour for the Celtic Colours International Festival in 2010, the formation proved to be something special, and the group decided to continue to tour together as a band. Proving to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the traditional music scene with their driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Coig is a treat for the ears of every audience they meet.
With a combined total of over 35 nominations and awards, each of Coig’s talented musicians have released their own successful solo albums, and have toured both at home and abroad before coming together as this exciting super group. Còig’s much anticipated debut album was released on June 1o, 2014. That album won Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year at Nova Scotia Music Week, the Canadian Folk Award, and the East Coast Music Award for the same catagory in 2015.
The new album, released on June 14, puts a new spin on some very traditional tunes and songs. Coig includes Darren McMullen, who plays guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki whistle and flute and vocals, Rachel Davis on fiddle and viola and vocals, Jason Roach on piano and Chrissy Crowley on fiddle and viola. Links to their most recent videos can be found at: http://www.coig.ca