The Outside Track
CBC STUDIO 700
700 Hamilton Street
Accessible All ages
They are obviously having a ball, and you can almost see them smiling as
they reach the final chords – Taplas Magazine
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.
Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. (Norah is a nominee for Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year; Ailie is Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist; Fiona is the BBC Fame Academy Winner) 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 band have enjoyed five 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.
The Outside Track are:
Norah Rendell - vocals, flute, whistles
Mairi Rankin - fiddle, vocals, stepdance
Ailie Robertson - harp
Fiona Black - accordion
Cillian O'Dalaight - guitar