AN EXCITING twist on a traditional sound is crossing the pond as a Canadian Celtic supergroup head to Bury.

Cóig from Nova Scotia will sweep into The Met on May 31 as they tour the UK for a series of live dates this summer, bringing their beatnik take on traditional Irish Trad.

The band came together from across the music spectrum, revolutionising folk with their mélange style and influences.

Cóig's four players all grew up and played together in Cape Breton before forming the band, with each bringing something different to the mix.

The Bury date follows a successful run in North America and the release of the outfit's new album Ashlar ­— meaning a perfect fit.

At the gig audiences can expect a lively interweaving of Gaelic classics and twists on some old favourites.

Some enchanting and surprising tracks from the new album include Gordon Lightfoot 60's beloved Home from the Forest and a beautiful version O Luaidh, plus a set of jigs and reels, Time & Tide.

Fiddler Chrissy Crowley said: “We wanted every track in this album to fit together perfectly – from lively and original sets to more traditional ballads and energetic covers, there’s something for everyone.

"We can’t wait to let audiences hear our new vocal tracks alongside our varied instrumentals and to put on a brilliant show for everyone that comes along.”

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