The Outside Track

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 and they make their New World Festival debut this year. The band features Ailie Robertson (harp), Fiona Black (accordion), Norah Rendell (vocals & flute), Mairi Rankin (fiddle & stepdance) and Cillian Ó’Dálaigh (guitar & stepdance). 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, flute, 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.