Traditional Irish Music
They are half way through a US tour and have just released this new video featuring a track from Light Up the Dark, their latest album. 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. This track is called Set You Free.
The Outside Track returned with Light Up The Dark in 2015 featuring regular members Ailie Robertson (harp and backing vocals), Cillian O'Dalaigh (guitar and backing vocals), Fiona Black (accordion), Mairi Rankin (fiddle and backing vocals), and new vocalist Teresa Horgan.
This is their 4th album, and it shows them to be a band with a very determined spirit. In discussions with harpist Ailie Robertson she said: “We definitely feel that the longevity of the group is something that's important to us - so many young bands only get one album together, after which nothing really happens. We have always made a serious commitment to the band, and to being on the road for a large part of the year. Logistically it's tricky, as we all live in different places, and even continents, but being on the road and performing is what we love - meeting people, sharing our culture, seeing reactions to our music. Even when we have a gruelling schedule we are so grateful to be making this our life!”
Here is the opening track from the album called Drilling. It includes Shuffle, The Drilling Reel and Aye Right.
Light up the Dark is now on release and can be purchased from their websitewww.theoutsidetrack.com
It is also available as a download from iTunes by clicking on the logo below.
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