Join us on Thursday November 30th for a special Christmas show featuring Còig from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at the Almonte Old Town Hall. The show will be hosted in partnership with Folkus Concert Series
Còig, one of Atlantic Canada’s premiere traditional groups, is an ensemble of East Coast musicians originally forming to promote the Celtic Colours International Festival. In one explosive coming together, what was once solo acts on stage has amalgamated into one electrifying super group, picked as Penguin Eggs magazine’s 2014 #1 New Discovery internationally. With the fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force.
Tickets are now sold out online. Limited tickets remain at the Almonte Old Town Hall Municipality Office located at 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario.
Since its creation in 1884, Almonte’s Old Town Hall has played many roles. Originally built for town offices and council meetings, it has also housed the fire department, the municipal library, and eve
n some local jail cells. Currently, this heritage building is Almonte’s premiere venue for theatre, musical performances, weddings, conferences, art exhibitions, craft shows, community dinners, feature films, and professional music recording. With its soaring ceiling of hand-hewn Douglas fir beams, the third floor auditorium offers an acoustic setting unparalleled in the area.
The space has been used for recording classical and pop concerts for CBC Radio 2, folk albums by local artists, and rock albums by visiting artists. Located next to the Mississippi River in the centre of Almonte’s repurposed limestone mill buildings, the Old Town Hall’s park-like setting continues to attract visitors and is now the location of the Tourism Information Centre.
14 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario. K0A 1A0