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Ailie Robertson+ Norah Rendell + Alan Jordan + Fiona Black

Welcome, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician, Lauren MacColl

With a line-up that now includes BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner 2005 (Lauren), the BBC Fame Academy Bursary winner 2007 (Fiona) and the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist 2008 (Ailie), its no wonder that The Outside Track are one of the most talked about new bands on the circuit.

The Outside Track are pleased to announce the addition of fiddler, Lauren MacColl, ‘BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician’ to the group. Originally from the Black Isle Peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland, Lauren studied fiddle and Scots/Gaelic Song at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance in Glasgow, Lauren has been playing the fiddle for ten years, having originally graduated through the summer schools of the Gaelic Fèisean movement in Ross-shire.

Pictorial bio with sound at

The Outside Track Tour 2008

June 2008.
Tue 17. Montrose Folk Club, Links Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose, Scotland, DD10 8RL
Tel: 01674 830658 Tickets £6.00 – >From 7.30 p.m.

Wed 18. Aberdeen Folk Club, The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB25 1BU
Tel 01224 647472 Tickets £6.00/£5.00 – From 8.30 p.m.

Sat 28. Birdsedge Live, Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Rd, Birdsedge, Huddersfield. HD8 8XT
TEL: 01484 606230 Tickets £9.00 – >From 7.00 p.m.

Sun 29. Leigh on Sea Festival, The Crooked Billet Outside Stage, Billet Wharf, High St, Leigh on Sea, (Old Leigh) Essex, SS9 2EP
Tel: 01702 297982 Free Festival – >From 12.30 pm and 3.00 p.m.

Mon 30. Fisher Theatre, Broad St, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE
Tel: 01986 897130 Tickets £10.00 & £8.00 –From 7.30 p.m.

July 2008.
Tue1. Hoy @ Anchor FC, Ship Inn, New Rd, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2EA
Tel: 01702 297982 Tickets £8.00 – >From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 2 Eastbourne Folk Club, The Lamb, High Street, Old Town, BN21 1HG
Tel. 01323 728268 Tickets £5.00 – >From 8.30 p.m.

Fri 4. Rolling Hills Folk Club, The King’s Arms, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, TD6 9PB
Tel: 01896 820340 £0.00 Tickets £5.00 – From 8.30 p.m.

Sat 5. Crail Folk Club, Town Hall, Marketgate, Crail, Anstruther, Scotland, KY10 3TL
Tel: 01333 450572 Tickets £ 7.00 p.m. – >From 8.00 p.m.

Tue 8. Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 4DN
Tel: 0131478 7810 Tickets £ 6.00 – >From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 9. Music at The Clarence, Preston New Rd, Blackpool, FY4 4HG
Tel: 01772 683027 Tickets £8.00 – >From 8.00

Thurs 17. Acoustic Music Centre, Polish Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkaldy, Scotland, PH2 9NU.
Tel: 01592 653645 Tickets £9.00/£7.00 – From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 18. Woodend Barn, Burn O’ Bennie, Banchory, Scotland, AB31 5QA
Tel: 0133082 tickets £10.00 & £8.00 – >From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 23. Dunfermline Folk Club, The Thistle Tavern, 191 Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline, Scotland KY12 9EG
Tel: 01383 729673 £7.00 – From 8.30 p.m.

Sat 26. Sunart Centre, Strontian, Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JA
Tel: 01397 709228 £8.00 & £6.00 – From 8.00 p.m.

Tue 29 An Tobar, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6PB
Tel: 01688 302211 Tickets £10.00 & £8.00 - >From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 30. Speyfest, The Grant Arms, 42 High St, Fochabers, Scotland, IV32 7DX
Tel: 07875 212382 Tickets £5.00 – 7.30 p.m.

August 2008.
Sat 2. An Lanntair Arts Centre, Kenneth St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DS
Tel: 01851 703307 Tickets £8.00/£7.00/£6.00 – From 8.00 p.m.

Mon 4. Glenfarg Folk Club, Glenfarg Hotel, Main St, Glenfarg, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9NU
Tel: 01337 831116 Tickets £8.00 & £5.00 – From 8.30 p.m.

Tue 5. Gairloch Hall, Gairloch, Scotland, IV21 2BP.
Tel: 01445 731535 Tickets £7.00 — >From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 6 Coigach Community Hall,137 Badenscallie, Ullapool. Ross-Shire, Scotland, IV26 2YJ
Tel: 01854 622 228 £0.00 Tickets £6.00/£4.00 £16.00 family – From 8.00 p.m.

Sat 9. Blairgowrie Town Hall, Brown Street, Blairgowrie, Scotland, PH10 6EX
Tel:07834 949136 £7.00 & £5.00 – >From 7.30 p.m.

Wed 13. Llantrisant Folk Club, Windsor Arms Hotel, Llantrisant Rd, Pontyclun, South Wales, CF72 9DQ
Tel: 01443 226892 Tickets £5.00 – >From 8.00 p.m.

Musicians: Norah Rendell from Vancouver, Canada. Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh, Scotland. Alan Jordan from Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland.
Fiona Black from Evanton, Easter Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. Lauren MacColl from The Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland

With a line-up that includes BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner 2005 (Lauren), the BBC Fame Academy Bursary winner 2007 (Fiona) and the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist 2008 (Ailie), its no wonder that The Outside Track are one of the most talked about new bands on the circuit.

The Outside Track were originally formed in 2005 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland. They have developed into one of the most exciting new bands on the traditional music scene. With a truly diverse line which now includes Lauren MacColl they combine music from their different cultures to form a distinct and dynamic musical sound. Flute, harp, fiddle, guitar, accordion and vocals in expressive energetic arrangements that deliver traditional music with a modern twist.

Their song repertoire encompasses both classic ballads and contemporary songwriting combining the tradition with fresh new material. Five part harmony singing sits alongside sparkling new instrumental sets.

Album: The Outside Track Label: Label: Bedspring Music Cat No. BOING0701
Distribution via Proper Distribution

For further information, images and a review copy of the CD ‘The Outside Track’ contact Pat Tynan

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