The Outside Track, a forward-thinking traditional band, was formed in 2006 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Ireland. The Outside Track is now one of Ireland’s leading traditional acts, and their marriage of traditional music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. 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.
They are committed to promoting Irish culture globally, and are hugely popular young ambassadors for tradition music, song and dance. Their performances and teaching have inspired countless young (and not so young) musicians around the world to take a greater interest in traditional culture. Their intensive annual touring schedule confirms them as one of the most popular, and active traditional groups in Ireland.
The band has enjoyed eight years of extensive touring throughout Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, USA and Canada including appearances at major festivals such as Celtic Colours (Cape Breton 2010 and 2012), Lunenburg (2012), Celtic Connections (UK 2010, 2012), The Irish Folk Festival Tour (Germany 2011, 2013), and Celtic Roots Festival (Goderich 2009-2011).
Lightning appearances at the National Celtic Festival (2013) and the National Folk Festival (2015) have whetted Australian audiences appetite for this band.
Five cds: The Mountain Road, Flash Company, Curious Things Given Wings and the 2015 release Light Up the Dark.