BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center will host Coig (pronounced “Ko-ig”) for a Celtic Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

Irish music enthusiasts will enjoy the Gaelic songs of these Cape Breton musicians. Much of the music of this region is Celtic in nature, but originates in the local area and celebrates the sea, seafaring, fishing and other primary industries

Collectively, musicians of Coig have a combined total of over 30 nominations and awards. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley joins Rachel Davis on fiddle, viola and vocals. Pianist Jason Roach possesses a style all his own, and an unparalleled intensity on the keys. And Darren McMullen commands guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute and vocals.

Each of Còig’s musicians has released successful solo albums, and has toured both at home and abroad before coming together as this super group.

With its driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, the group is proving to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the traditional music scene. The group’s debut album, “Five,” was released in June 2014 to rave reviews and earned the band the Music Nova Scotia award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year, and two nominations for the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Coig’s latest effort, an album of carols, was released on Dec. 1.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the door, and may be purchased online at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office at 207-442-8455.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center is located at 804 Washington St.


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