Darren McMullen is a highly sought after multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily with Cape Breton supergroup Còig. His list of instruments includes mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, whistles, guitar and bass, but he started young on piano. Darren played his way through the popular pub band scene until he landed a gig with J.P. Cormier in 2004 which took him throughout Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Since then he has released three solo albums and been busy touring and performing as a sideman with a wide range of bands including the Rankins, Matt Andersen, and many Cape Breton fiddlers. Being a founding member of popular Cape Breton band Còig keeps Darren very busy through the year, and when Còig is not busy, he maintains a permanent recording and touring position with David Francey.