The Outside Track is a pan-Celtic group that performs Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and stepdance. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the United States, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.
"Among the top groups in the world. Traditional, creative, and brilliant..." —LiveIreland.com
The Outside Track has been named Group of the Year in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and was also nominated for a Scots Trad Award. Their latest CD Light Up the Dark was nominated for Best Album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards.
The Abbey Bar
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free parking behind the building.
This is a sit-down concert in a listening-room environment.
Join us for dinner and conversation downstairs before the show!
$24 General Admission
$20 SFMS Members
$10 Students— to age 22
Advance Tickets@ BrownPaperTickets.com
To Learn More...
- Visit The Outside Track’s website
- More video at The Outside Track's YouTube channel
- Listen to music by The Outside Track at CDBaby.com
- Listen to a live concert by The Outside Track at FolkAlley.com
About the Band Members
Teresa Horgan — Flute, Whistle, Lead Vocals
Teresa Horgan, from Co. Cork, has a beautiful and emotive singing style. Formerly performing with the the band Fullset, she recorded two albums with them before joining The Outside Track on their newest album Light up the Dark. She was privileged to appear on RTÉ television's "The Late Late Show" in Ireland and has shared the stage with The Chieftains, Declan O'Rourke, Andy Irvine and more.
Fiona Black — Accordion
From the Highland village of Evanton, Fiona Black developed a love of music and dance from a young age. She attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and later set off for Limerick in where she completed a BA with Honours in Irish Music and Dance. Fiona's accordion style incorporates many different influences, intertwining her native Scottish style with Irish, Swedish and Cape Breton repertoire, always adding her distinctive rhythm and vibrancy.
Ailie Robertson — Harp
Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland's leading young traditional musicians. Ailie grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach (a Gaelic triangular, wire-strung harp) when she was eleven years old and was nominated for "Up and Coming Artist of the Year" in the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Ailie is in great demand as a teacher around the world and has published six books of harp music.
Emerald Rae — Fiddle, Stepdance
Emerald Rae is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. With a degree from Berklee College of Music and a National Scottish Championship under her belt, Emerald has become well-known in the USA for her versatility, her dynamic power-house playing style and her unique perspective. She is an accomplished Cape Breton style fiddle player and step-dancer.
Eric MacDonald — Guitar
Eric McDonald is a fast rising face on the traditional music scene. A former student at Boston's Berklee College of Music, he is accomplished as a mandolinist and DADGAD guitarist. His refined accompaniment can be heard on recordings by artists such as Katie McNally, Brendan Carey Block, Pesky J. Nixon, Rebecca Wudarski and others. Eric is a well known instructor, having spent five years on staff at the Club Passim School of Music in Cambridge MA, teaching privately and annually at summer camps such as Maine Fiddle Camp.