Còig ( "Ko-ig". Scottish Gaelic for 'five') is an electrifying line-up of 5 solo acts. Originally formed as a promotional band for the Celtic Colours International Festival, these five award winning performers decided to continue to play as the Còig ensemble whenever possible! Busy solo schedules make Còig appearances quite rare, so don't let your chance to see them pass you by!

New album FIVE available now!

Head to the Store tab to order the debut album "Five" released June 10th 2014



Watching the mailbox.... 

We're almost there! We've spent the last few weeks wrapping up the final master with our brilliant engineer, Dave Gunning. Marvellous Margie Beaton has been busy making the artwork look fabulous. The brand new debut CD's will be arriving in June, and we couldn't be more excited! A few months of hard work has produced about 70 minutes of music we're pretty proud of, and we are really looking forward to start doing our release shows around the Maritimes. This summer we'll be hitting the road,  traveling across Canada to Salmon Arm B.C., down into Maine and New Hampshire, Ottawa, Ontario, and all points in between. After you've checked out the Pre-sale on the Store page, check out the Shows page to find us near you. 

Còig Band Record 

Hello folks, 

Thanks for checking in! We're all busy with our various solo projects and sidework, but we'll be headed in for Coig rehearsals in December. We plan to record in January/February 2014 and have a full-on BAND record to have at next year's concerts and festivals. This is due to the support we've had from fans all over - from Shetland to the United States and Canada. We're pretty overwhelmed at the support the crowds have given us as solo acts, and as the 5-piece band. A Coig record is on the way because you've asked for it!

Check back often for updates on the recording, and keep your eye on the calendar as well. We've started planning for 2014 and will have some exciting news to share about where we'll be travelling next year! 


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  "An amazingly talented group of musicians from the musical island of Cape Breton. 
 Còig were an outstanding act at Shetland Folk Festival 2013. A Band NOT to be missed!"
- Davie Henderson, Director, Shetland Folk Festival
“Còig was my only pick for our first featured band to open the inaugural Crossroads International Celtic Festival. They show so much respect for tradition, yet bring it forward with amazing drive, and make it come alive for today's generation.”
- Phill McIntyre, Artistic Director, Crossroads International Celtic Festival