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The Olllam ft Joe Dart (Vulfpeck)

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Judge Roy Beans

Newbridge

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The Olllam - An Introduction

Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry Music and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan and Michael Shimmin have been dreaming of the olllam for the last decade. With a name inspired by the king’s own ollam bards of Irish lore, the trio wanted an ensemble that naturally represented their combined experiences in a multiplicity of styles. McSherry, one of the best uilleann pipers in the world and a founding member of legendary Irish group Lúnasa, has been dubbed “a true master” by Irish Music Magazine and is well known for his current work with his group At First Light as well as his ’90s stint with Donal Lunnny’s Coolfin. Duncan and Shimmin have also been busy in the United States performing and recording with their award-winning Irish-jazz crossover group Millish with Duncan doing double-duty in the dance-rock group My Dear Disco/Ella Riot. It seemed that the right moment for collaboration between the three musicians would never present itself.

Then in February 2012 the trio finally wrote and recorded an original album together, overcoming the Atlantic divide by means of the internet: they rehearsed and composed live on Skype and built the tracks one part at a time between emails. Bassist on the Album Joe Dart has now become a full member of the group. The result, their eponymous debut the olllam, released on Compass Records, and subsequent tour dates have been rapturously received.

Now, the olllam are bringing their unique, sound - a blend of celtic, folk, funk, rock fusion to Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

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