Lincoln City’s Celtic Concert Series will continue this Sunday, Feb. 3, with a matinée concert from acclaimed Irish folk group The Outside Track.
Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize for their album Flash Company.
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 something new. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.
Mairi Rankin plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Rankin has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island and has developed her own unique style from being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few.
Raised in County Cork, Teresa Horgan was immersed in music from a young age, playing with her family and going on to obtain an honors degree in Irish Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. She recorded two albums with award-winning Irish band, FullSet, and one album with guitarist Matt Griffin, called ‘Brightest Sky Blue’.
Hailing from the Highland village of Evanton, Fiona Black developed a love of music and dance from a young age. She set off for Limerick in 2005 where she completed a BA with Honours in Irish Music and Dance. Her 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 grew up in Edinburgh, where she was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was 11 years old and through her piano and clarsach lessons she developed a love for both classical and traditional music.
Michael Ferrie is an award-winning guitarist and composer from Callander, Scotland. A former student of the National Centrer of Excellence in Traditional Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ferrie was named Highland Young Guitarist in 2010.
Sunday’s concert will start at 2 pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Advance tickets, $25 for adults, $23 for seniors or $10 for kids aged 18 and under, are available at lincolncityculturalcenter.org or by calling 541-994-9994.