The Outside Track


The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song, and dance has been enthusiastically embraced by audiences around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, the group’s five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance, and vocals with breathtaking vitality.  Their combination of stellar musicianship, boundless energy, and unmistakable joie de vivre has made them one of the top Celtic acts in the world.  The group is made up of Ailie Robertson (native of Edinburgh, a harp virtuoso), Mairi Rankin (one of the legendary Rankins from Mabou, Cape Breton, who fiddles, sings, and step dances up a storm), Fiona Black (from the Highland village of Evanton, Scotland, contributes vibrant accordion playing), Teresa Horgan (from County Cork, Ireland, provides emotive vocals), and Michael Ferrie (from Callander, Scotland, adds award-winning guitar sounds).  After their 2012 Folk Harbour appearance, audience members saw why Live Ireland calls The Outside Track “stunning” and “among the top bands in the world.”

Friday: 1:00 PM Quebecois Meets Celtic, St. John’s Anglican Church
4:00 PM Central United Church
Saturday: 10:00 AM Dance Workshop, St. John’s Parish Hall
Main Stage
Sunday: 10:00 AM Gospel Concert, Main Stage
1:00 PM Fiddle Tunes, Zion Lutheran Church

All session by The Outside Track