CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts along with the Maine Celtic Celebration will present

at Skye Theatre on Monday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 16; at Route 27 Arts in Stratton on Thursday, July 17; and at the Maine Celtic Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye and Rt 27 Arts.

CÒIG (“Ko-ig”. Gaelic for ‘5’) is an exciting ensemble consisting of five solo acts, and is one of Cape Breton’s most captivating young bands.

Fiddler Chrissy Crowley, from Margaree, Cape Breton has an impressive list of awards, nominations, and international appearances. She embraces her Celtic roots and makes them her own, through original compositions coupled with contemporary arrangements of traditional tunes.

Darren McMullen, from Hardwood Lands, N.S., is a highly sought after multi-instrumentalist. Easily switching between guitar, mandolin, whistle and banjo with Còig, this “Swiss-army knife” keeps the rhythm sound diverse.

Rachel Davis from Baddeck, Cape Breton spends her time switching from international festival stages to small local dances at home. In a genre that sees many performers pushing the envelope and testing new waters, her style of playing traditional tunes in a traditional way is a refreshing reminder of why the Cape Breton fiddle style drives so hard, and is so sought after.

Colin Grant from Sydney, Cape Breton has been touring steadily as a solo performer, as well as with Sprag Session. His respect for traditional style, combined with his drive to take the Celtic fiddle to new places results in an exciting sound that is as much Buddy MacMaster as it is Ashley MacIsaac

Jason Roach, from Chéticamp, Cape Breton is one of the most impressive piano players you will ever hear. With a style all his own, and an unparalleled intensity on the keys, you’ll have to remind yourself that there are other players on the stage.

With a combined total of over 30 nominations and awards, each of Còig’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 10th, 2014.

Skye Theater is at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Rd and US RT. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations, call 207-562-4445. Route 27 Arts is at the Stratton Community Building, 88 Main St. For reservations, call 207-264-2300. The Maine Celtic Celebration is in Belfast at the Waterfront Park. For more information, email [email protected] or call 207-338-2692.


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