Best New Irish Band 2016 - Irish American News
"redefining the contours of the tradition" - The Irish Times
"...a genial powerhouse of a disc" - David Kidman, Living Tradition
"borders on the prodigious" - John O'Reagan, fRoots
This Irish five piece band, with members from Armagh and Tyrone, are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘New Landscapes’, Cúig were awarded “Best New Irish Band 2016” by the Irish American News.
Recorded in late 2015 with sound engineer Sean Og Graham of Beoga and produced by award winning multi-instrumentalist Jarlath Henderson, ‘New Landscapes’ represents the realisation of a two year musical journey. Comprising of ten instrumental tracks featuring a range of self-compositions, traditional Irish, Scottish and world music accompanied by fiery, rock-infused accompaniment, Cúig’s debut album is unique and has established them as one of the most prominent bands on the Irish Traditional Music scene today.
Since then, they have added vocals to their performances creating a dynamic and powerful live show which has left audiences on their feet in Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg and most recently the USA creating great demand and acclaim for Cúig.
Not only have they achieved success as a band, individually these multi-talented musicians can lay claim to several All Ireland titles.