Traditional Irish Music
Norah Rendell of The Outside Track has just released a number of solo and group tracks. These two are taken from The Outside Track's 2012 album Flash Company which we reviewed around the time of its release.
As a band they "are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music. Flash company builds on that reputation and on their previous album Curious Things Given Wings. Featuring Norah Rendell on lead vocals, Ailie Robertson on harp, Fiona Black on accordion and Cillian O' Dalaigh and Mairi Rankin on guitar and fiddle respectively they are a powerful combination.
They have recently been joined buy Aoife Scott on vocals. The title track Flash Company has roots in 80's England and is also referenced to Limerick in the 1850's which is unusual as it sounds so modern. They mix the album's song selections with some very engaging traditional sets. The Testimonial mixes a David Greenberg strathspey with other tunes of a livelier disposition including the Irish reel Donegal Tinker. It's this ability to mix and match tunes outside the more common repertoire which is so great.
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