A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. The band’s members–including Mabou’s Mairi Rankin on fiddle, steps and vocals; emotive Irish singer Teresa Horgan, from Co. Cork; harp virtuoso Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh; and Fiona Black, an accordion player from the Scottish Highlands who studied in both Ireland and Cape Breton–are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these four virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive number of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case, the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts.
The Outside Track will perform at the Spencerville Mill on Thursday September 21st at 7:30PM with Moore & McGregor (Tickets Here), at the Delta Old Town Hall on Friday September 22nd at 7:30PM with Change of Step (Tickets Here) and at the Maberly Community Hall on Sunday September 24th at 3:00PM with Change of Step and Blueskies Fiddle Orchestra (Tickets Here).