RELEASE — Còig comes to Doghouse Studios (99 Dairy Avenue, Napanee) on Tuesday, April 23 from 7 – 10 pm. Advance tickets are $30 and are available now through Ticketscene.ca and at Marie’s Place (62 Dundas Street West, Napanee).
When the creative juices are flowing, there’s no holding back the talented quartet that makes up the Celtic supergroup Còig. Hot on the heels of the group’s award-winning 2017 album Rove comes the brand-new release, ASHLAR. Brimming with new ideas, and lots of energy built up from their hundreds of international performances, the band figured, “Why wait?” They packed themselves into producer Dave Gunning’s Wee House Of Music studio in Nova Scotia during a brief break in touring, and everything fell into place perfectly.
As a matter of fact, that’s what Ashlar means, a perfect fit.
Fiddler Chrissy Crowley explains: “There wasn’t a particular theme to the music, it just happened naturally, everything just flowed out of us. We noticed how quickly everything came together, so I was looking for a word that summed that up. Ashlar is a type of masonry where you’re refining and refining, and you wind up with these pristine, square blocks. The idea is that these blocks should be so uniform that they fit together perfectly. Like this album, where every track fit together perfectly.”
Chris Murphy [Còig’s special guest at their Doghouse Studios show] is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in the Kingston area .
For over 20 years, he has toured across Canada, performed in the US, Ireland, and China, and collaborated with Séan McCann (Great Big Sea), J.P. Cormier, country singer Abby Stewart, and many more.
Chris got his start in the Celtic/East Coast band Shores of Newfoundland, and later founded the folk band Crooked Wood. Presently, he is a member of the folk/Celtic quartet Turpin’s Trail. In 2012, Chris travelled to Cape Breton to record his debut solo album entitled “Finally Coming Home”, produced and recorded by the ECMA-winning and Juno-nominated musician J.P. Cormier.
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Photo & video: Coig.ca