Northern Sky Review

The third album release by international acoustic roots band The Outside Track once again showcases the outstanding talents of five young musicians from Canada, Ireland and Scotland. The eleven songs and tunes successfully blends the sound of those three areas in particular, with the occasional English ballad thrown in the mix for good measure. A thoroughly engaging live act, the band captures some of that energy in their studio albums and FLASH COMPANY is no exception. Equipped with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, a few step-dance routines and deliciously rich vocals, these five musicians dove-tail perfectly to provide their unique sound.

With Norah Rendell on flute, Mairi Rankin on fiddle, Ailie Robertson on harp, Fiona Black on accordion and Cillian O’Dalaigh on guitar, the Outside Track deliver well known traditional songs such as False Knight on the Road, Whitby Maid and the title song Flash Company, with a little help from their friends Duncan Lyall, Ewan Baird, Chris Peacock, Euan Burton and Jim Sutherland providing the rhythm section. With Mountain Roadalready released as the first single from the album, the band invites us all to join in on the infectious chorus. A gorgeous album.
Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky