Black Angus is about good friends, good humour, and good songs. Their enthusiastic performances take listeners from Vancouver Island to Ireland and back again, fueled by collaboration, innovation, and a sheer enjoyment of what they do.
Black Angus offers a variety of material from foot-stomping folk songs to poignant lyrical poetry. Their variety of ensembles, centred around the duo of Gareth Hurwood and Alex MacCuaig, offer great stage presence and a camaraderie that is instantly communicated to audiences. Black Angus is devoted to the authenticity of “good songs” that speak to their artistic hearts, and is near-impossible to pigeon-hole: traditional & contemporary Irish, acoustic roots, Americana, West Coast Celtic, blues, and old-time are all part of the Black Angus sound.
Black Angus has been honoured to work with: Emily Dubois (fiddle), James Whittall (mandolin), Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle), Daniel Lapp (fiddle), Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Emma Loy (fiddle), Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle), Moritz Behm (fiddle), Nellie Quinn (fiddle), Matt Bromley (slide guitar), Paul O'Brien (guitar/mandolin), Craig Moddle (harmonica), Andrew Morris (bodhran), Mike Roma (banjo), Ronald Bell (piano), Dougal Bain McLean (fiddle), Calvin Cairns (fiddle), and Leah Winters (fiddle).