Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen, and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band's range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more).
With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force. On Friday, Dec. 20, this Celtic powerhouse brings their Christmas show to the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.
During the holiday season the Opera House’s halls are fully decked with greenery and tiny lights. The stage serves as the perfect backdrop to performances all season. The upcoming concert by Coig celebrates the season and also marks the final concert of 2019 at the Opera House.
Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences, and fiddler Rachel Davis explains “we all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in.” During the holiday season they mix traditional Celtic sounds and traditional holiday music for an unforgettable seasonal concert. The Cape Breton quartet have earned rave reviews from audiences around the world and an impressive list of credits for their recordings, ”Rove” (2017), “Carols” (2015) and “Five” (2014) including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.
Advance discounted tickets are $25 and available only from the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, or by calling 633-5159. Regular tickets are $30 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door. The doors for seating open at 7 p.m., the music begins at 7:30. The Opera House bar will open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders and the Friends of the Opera House will have holiday inspired refreshments for sale.