Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Outside Track, one of the top Celtic bands in the world.
This award-winning band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St. in Wellsboro. They are currently on tour in Canada in support of their fifth studio album, “Rise Up,” and will perform in the United States from March 8 to 17 and then in Germany from March 22 to April 13.
The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been well received.
The five members of The Outside Track perform Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and step dance. They are united by their love of traditional music and commitment to creating new music. They blend their vocals with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute and whistle.
Ailie Robertson grew up in Edinburgh and is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. Not only is she a Celtic harp virtuoso but also a composer, arranger, teacher and improviser.
Fiona Black is from Evanton in the Highlands of Scotland. An accordionist with a distinctive rhythm and vibrancy, she is also an arranger, composer and teacher.
Mairi Rankin, a member of the Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – plays fiddle, sings and step dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, she has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island.
Teresa Horgan is from County Cork, Ireland. A singer and flautist, she has toured throughout Europe and North America with different bands.
Michael Ferrie is an award-winning guitarist and composer from Callander, Scotland.
This is the fifth of six concerts being hosted by the Wellsboro Community Concert Association during the organization’s 2018-2019 season.
Admission at the door is $20 for adults and free for accompanying children 12 and under and $5 for students, 13 to 18. Tickets are available by calling the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220 or by visiting www.deanecenter.com or www.wellsborocca.org.