PAN Celtic live band The Outside Track are returning to Cumbria for their latest headline show.

The five-piece from Limerick, in Ireland, are back at the Kirkgate Centre, in Cockermouth, for the second year running when they perform live on Saturday June 16.

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world.

Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.

Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre.

Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards.

The line up comprises flautist and lead singer Teresa Horgan, Mairi Rankin, Live Ireland Winner and BBC Young Trad Finalist Ailie Robertson, BBC Fame Academy winner Fiona Black, and award-winning guitarist Michael Ferrie.

They came together 10 years ago when Scots-born Robertson and accordion player Black were studying in Ireland.

On their fifth studio album, Rise Up, The Outside Track collate songs and tunes all by or about women, including 11 female composers, in an attempt to promote gender equality in the folk scene.

Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, they 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.

The Outside Track appear at the Kirkgate Centre on Saturday 16, from 8pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.