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Grayshott Folk Club presents: Coig + Copper Viper

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Saturday 29 February 2020 - 19.30 - 22.45


Grayshott Village Hall

Grayshott Folk Club

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Saturday 29th February 2020 @ 7.30pm CÒIG

CÒIG will be playing for Grayshott Folk Club as part of their 2020 UK tour and Grayshott Village Hall will be their last port of call before they return home.

CÒIG are a Canadian Celtic “super group” from Nova Scotia and having had several Canadian bands playing for us at Grayshott in the past, we know that they never do things by halves. If you love authentic Celtic/Irish Folk music, played by outstanding musicians, you will love CÒIG. Each member of Coig is a virtuoso musician and together they make a wonderful ensemble. They play Celtic music but “Celtic” is a loose definition across the Atlantic and although the band certainly play some traditional music with Celtic origins, they also write and borrow freely from other genres and musicians, so you’ll find the likes of Kate Rusby and Gordon Lightfoot mentioned in dispatches.

The four members of CÒIG are: Chrissy Cowley on Fiddle, Rachel Davis on Fiddle, Viola and Vocals, Jason Roach on Piano Darren McMullen sings lead Vocals and plays a total of nine instruments.

The band have won countless awards, including, most recently; 2019 Music Nova Scotia Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year nomination (Ashlar) 2018 East Coast Music Awards Roots Traditional Recording of the Year winner (for their album “Rove”) 2018 JUNO Awards Traditional Roots Album of the Year nomination (Rove) Their latest album is called “Ashlar” (released June 2019).

“Ashlar is an exceedingly sparkling affair packed with contrast and versatility, every item a different kind of musical experience. And yet the whole ten-track collection possesses a healthy unity of execution and a delightfully purposeful energy. Ashlar is a masonry term for “a perfect fit”. Indeed, a good proportion of the tunes are composed by band members, and these dovetail brilliantly with the traditional selections.”

David Kidman-Folk Radio UK

+ Copper Viper An Americana/Folk duo from London, who made a big impact when they played for us back in October 2019 and they are back at the earliest opportunity, by popular demand.

This will be a night of genuine quality music.

Tickets £18. Available from Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096