The Outside Track
Multi-award-winning band, The Outside Track, fronted by four powerhouse women, are embarking on their fifth studio album, ‘Rise Up’. Featuring songs and tunes all by or about women, including 11 female composers, the album is an attempt to promote gender equality in the folk scene.
The Outside Track want to celebrate female talent and act as strong role models for young women. Having headlined major Folk Festivals all around the world, The Outside Track have already won a multitude of fans with their high-energy performances, and this new album captures their vivacity and virtuosity.
Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize, for their album Flash Company. Live Ireland called them, ‘Among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut!’
The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.
June 8th The Maltings, Berwick on Tweed
- June 13th Folk At The Froize, Woodbridge, Suffolk
June 14th Norden Farm, Maidenhead
June 15th Victoria Hall, Settle, Yorks.
June 16th The Kirkgate, Cockermouth
June 19th An Tobar, Isle of Mull
June 21st Montrose Folk Club Montrose
June 22nd Universal Hall, Findhorn
June 23rd The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore