HAILING from Nova Scotia, Canadian Celtic supergroup Còig have announced a series of live dates across the UK this month.

And they will arrive at the Eastgate on Saturday, February 22.

The tour follows on from their hugely successful series of gigs in the UK last spring when the quartet stunned crowds across the country with their non-traditional and exciting style of traditional music.

Comprising Darren McMullen (guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, vocals), Rachel Davis (fiddle, viola, vocals), Chrissy Crowley (fiddle) and Adam Young (piano), the four players of Còig grew up and played together in Cape Breton.

Although it wasn’t until years later they decided to form a band together.

The comprising result is a magic and creative combination of musical influences and harmonious sounds.

Peebles music lovers will be treated to songs from the band’s latest release ‘Ashlar’, meaning ‘a perfect fit’, which was recorded in Dave Gunning’s Wee House of Music studio in Nova Scotia during a brief break in touring.

Fiddler Chrissy said: “We love playing to UK audiences, our spring tour last year was just amazing and we are so excited to get back and visit again this February.

"We can promise audiences an eclectic mix of lively and original sets to more traditional ballads and energetic covers - we think there’s definitely something for everyone.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming fans old and new to Eastgate this February.”

The album itself is full of surprises, including Gordon Lightfoot '60's classic Home from the Forest, featuring vocals from Darren, as well as Rachel's beautiful version of the Gaelic standard O Luaidh.

There’s also a set of jigs and reels called Time & Tide, inspired by Chrissy’s new-found passion for joining her brother as crew member on a Cape Breton fishing boat, among many other stunning tracks.

Tickets for Còig on Saturday, February 22 are available from the Eastgate box office.