Hotfooting from their hugely successful tour of the USA and Canada, The Outside Track return to UK to launch their first major tour of UK to support their critically acclaimed CD, Curious Things Given Wings which we reviewd in January.
A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members 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 five 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 amount 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 line up comprises Norah Rendell (Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year nominee), Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner), and Cillian O’Dalaigh.
The band have enjoyed 5 years of extensive touring in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, including appearances at Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours, Goderich, Mission, Memoire et Racines, Sidmouth, and Whitby Festivals.
UK Tour Dates
Aug 27/28 Purbeck Folk Festival, Purbeck, England
Aug 30 The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, The Ship Inn
Aug 31 Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club, The Orange Tree
Sep 02 Fylde Folk Festival, Fylde
Sep 03 Wombwell, Wombwell Music and Dance Festival
Sep 04 Hebden Bridge, Wainsgate Chapel
Sep 05 Nettlebed, Nr. Henley on Thames, Nettlebed Folk Club
Sep 06 Mull, Scotland, An Tobar
Sep 07 Peebles, Scotland, Eastgate Theatre
Sep 08 Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Acoustic Music Club
Sep 09 Ullapool, Scotland, BLAS festival, The Macphail Centre
Sep 10 Portree, Skye, Scotland, BLAS festival, The Aros Centre
Sep 12 Inverness, Scotland, BLAS festival, Inverness Airport
Sep 14 Invergarry, Scotland, BLAS festival, Glengarry Community Hall
Sep 15 Ballachulish, Scotland, BLAS festival, Ballachulish Village Hall
Sep 16 Portmahomack, Scotland, BLAS festival, Carnegie Hall
Sep 17 Poolewe, Scotland, BLAS festival, Poolewe Village Hall