Having headlined major Folk Festivals all around the world, The Outside Track have already won a multitude of fans with their high-energy performances, and this new album captures their vivacity and virtuosity.
The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song 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 its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. 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.
Megan MacDonald, Chloë Bryce & Calum McIlroy are a folk trio based in Glasgow. Hailing from Lairg, Tain, and Aberdeenshire respectively, they blend accordion, fiddle, guitar, and their voices to present an array of dynamic tunes and delicate songs. All three have performed extensively across Scotland and beyond, appearing at internationally renowned events including Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Celtic Colours International Festival and Celtic Connections, to name a few. Since meeting as teenagers, they have performed in a variety of combinations, and they are now taking to the stage as a trio.