A Còig Christmas!
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This year, Còig will bring their annual dose of Christmas cheer to The Rogue! We are eagerly excited to present Còig’s virtual Christmas concert, with an interview with the band in advance of the concert. The concert will capture the true holiday spirit and feature lively instrumentals, stirring vocals, original tunes, and festive favourites - many from Còig’s holiday albums, “Carols Too” (2019) and “Carols” (2015).
There will be an interview with the band by Artistic Director Steve Edge as part of the event. You can see an excerpt from that on our Facebook page here.
The musicians are: Chrissy Crowley (fiddle, step-dancing), Rachel Davis (vocals, fiddle, viola, step-dancing), Darren McMullen (guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, piano, vocals) and Zakk Cormier (guitar, fiddle, and Acadian foot percussion).
Over the last six years, Còig have had great success presenting their Christmas themed shows performing to sold-out audiences in theatres, community halls, churches and listening venues of up to 1000 concert goers. The group have established a solid and loyal audience base, always delivering an exceptional live show, bringing various influences to their Celtic holiday mix from folk to classical to swing, and offering a fresh and original sound that is uniquely that of Còig.
“A sound as crisp and bright as a new coat of snow”, Còig's Christmas show has won over hearts of the usual jolly gift-givers to the Christmas curmudgeons. Show goer’s have given rave reviews such as - “BLAST this Christmas music... It's joyful AND triumphant. My heart grew three sizes,” (The Grinch) to (Ebenezer Scrooge) “Bah hambug. I thought it was the ghost of Christmas past coming back to haunt me, but it’s Còig playing the 18th century hits.”
- Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
“Carols is exceptional, from start to finish. And, sure, it's overall a Celtic set, but the band brings a multitude of influences to the music which not only keeps the whole thing sounding fresh and original, but should also draw in some folks more partial to folk, classical, contemporary pop, and there's even a little bit of swing. The musicianship and vocals are perfect, there's a nice balance of instrumental and vocal pieces and "Carols" is a robust 57.5 minutes long (no skimpy wish sandwich here). Hard to pick favorites, since its all so good, but the opener -- "Carol Of The Celts" - -grabbed me when Còig shifted into high gear about 2 minutes in. And if "Swingle Jingle Bells" doesn't put a smile on your face, I think there might be something wrong with you. Just sayin'."
We suggest that you might wish to make a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to pay it forward. Click on the link below their logo over on the right to start that process. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good Musical Night!
This concert is made possible in part by support from the CANADIAN HERITAGE Arts Presentation Fund.