“These are among the top in-demand musicians in the Maritimes and it is exciting to have this aggregation together for the first time in Colebrook,” said Charlie Jordan, president of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
Fiddler Chrissy Crowley, from Margaree, Cape Breton, has an impressive list of awards, nominations, and international appearances. Chrissy embraces her Celtic roots and makes them her own, through original compositions coupled with contemporary arrangements of traditional tunes.
Darren McMullen, from Hardwood Lands, Nova Scotia, is a highly sought after multi-instrumentalist. Easily switching between guitar, mandolin, whistle and banjo with Còig, he keeps the rhythm sound diverse, and is sure to impress with his lead playing of his various “on-stage weapons.”
Colin Grant from Sydney, Cape Breton, has been touring steadily as a solo performer, as well as with Sprag Session (which appeared at the Tillotson Center two years ago to much acclaim). 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's 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 10, 2014, and will be on sale at the Tillotson Center on the night of the show.
Tickets are $15 and for sale at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. Be sure to watch for the avant garde sounds of Montana Skies at the Tillotson Center on July 21 and the remarkable guitar duo of Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb on Aug. 1. For more information on these and other upcoming GNWCA shows, call 237-9302 or 246-8998, or visit www.gnwca.org.