ROCKLAND — Nova Scotia’s Celtic powerhouse Còig presents an evening of fiery holiday tunes on Monday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

Considered one of today’s most exciting new North American Celtic groups, the members of Còig all have traditional roots — but each brings something more. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music, and Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.) has played in rock groups. Fiddler Rachel Davis is the most “Cape Breton trad,” but with folk and roots infused flavors as well.

Còig’s music is a unique combination of these influences; it’s traditional, but it’s performed in non-traditional ways. With a combined total of more than 30 group and solo awards and nominations, the four members of the band are recognized as major stars of the Celtic world. The group’s debut album, “Five,” released in June 2014, earned them the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year, the Music Nova Scotia Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year, and the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year. That was followed by 2015’s “Carols,” already a yearly holiday favorite.

Tickets are $18/general admission. COVID safety policies include reducing the audience capacity by 40% and requiring the wearing of face masks plus proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours. For more information and tickets, visit