Còig (Ko-ig) is an electrifying line-up of East Coast musicians. Originally formed as a promotional band for the Celtic Colours International Festival, these 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!


Debut album "Five"

WINNER of the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year

WINNER of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year

WINNER of the 2014 Music Nova Scotia Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year


Thank you Music Nova Scotia! 

We had a fantastic time in Truro this past weekend for Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week! We showcased at the Split Crow, and had the great fortunate to hear so many awesome Nova Scotian artists. And our weekend wrapped on a very high note when Five took home the award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year! This is our very first award as a band, and we owe huge thanks to Music Nova Scotia and all the members who voted for us, and all of YOU for all your support and kind words about the album. We've certainly had a wicked few months since it was released. And we're off to the Canadian Folk Music awards in Ottawa in a couple of weeks, where we're nominated for two awards, and will be doing a showcase as well. Hope to see you on the road! :)



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! 

  "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 shows so much respect for tradition, yet they bring it forward with amazing drive, and make it come alive for today's generation.”
- Phill McIntyre, New England Celtic Arts