FOLLOWING their sell-out tour earlier this year, and fresh from touring the US, The Outside Track are bringing their virtuosity and energy to a concert in Berwick on Friday, May 18.
The band are touring the UK with their marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music, song and dance in preparation for releasing their third album, Flash Company, in September.
Taking a break from performing, harp player Ailie Robertson told ‘The Guide’: “We’re really looking forward to performing at the Maltings. It’s our first visit to Berwick and it’s a fantastic intimate venue.
“We’re hoping to get the audience singing along with some of our lively choruses. ”
The Outside Track started 2012 in style, winning the Live Ireland Award for Best Instrumental/Vocal Group of 2012 where they were described as “traditional, creative, and brilliant on every cut”.
Lead singer Norah Rendell also won the prestigious accolade of Vocalist of the Year.
They followed their award success by releasing the first ever charity single by a traditional music group- ‘The Mountain Road’, which came out at the end of last month.
Their early summer tour takes in some venues they didn’t reach with their January and February tour including major venues such as the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and City Hall, Glasgow, alongside smaller venues such as Skippinish Ceilidh House in Oban, and Lyth Arts Centre in the far north of Scotland.
Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, the five members of the Outside Track are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on a traditional foundation.
In addition to Edinburgh-based Ailie and Norah from Vancouver, the band includes Fiona Black from Evanton in the Scottish Highlands on accordion, Cillian Ó’Dálaigh from Limerick, Ireland on guitar, vocals and dance and Ivonne Hernandez, a five-time north American fiddle champion, and step dancer on fiddle, vocals and dance.