The Olllam

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Cyprus Avenue

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For the first time in 4 years, the American-Irish group the olllam are making their highly anticipated return to the stage in Ireland, hot on the heels of their new album, “elllegy”.

Formed in 2012, the olllam is a collaboration between Belfast piper John McSherry (Lunasa, Ulaid) and three Detroit based musicians; piper / whistler / grammy-nominated producer Tyler Duncan (Theo Katzman, Scary Pockets), drummer Michael Shimmin (May Erlewine, Millish), and bassist Joe Dart (Vulfpeck, Fearless Flyers). The resulting eponymous album, now considered a cult classic is lush with trance-like melodies, stunning instrumental virtuosity and a magical marriage of tradition and modernity.

the olllam’s inventive musical compositions and arrangements have earned them rave reviews and sold-out shows across Ireland and beyond.

the olllamJohn McSherry - Pipes and Low WhistlesTyler Duncan - Pipes and Low WhistlesMichael Shimmin - DrumsJoe Dart - BassSean O’Meara - GuitarJoe Hettinga - Fender Rhodes

“Their music is exciting, confounding and astounding. Style, mastery, melody and groove – the olllam’s gig is going to be hard to beat.” - The Irish Times

"If Lúnasa set the gold standard for traditional acoustic music, these guys are bucking for platinum. The word ollam is old Irish for a master musician, and there are three master musicians here." - Irish Music Magazine

“… the result is described by them as Neo-Acoustic Celtic Post-Rock. I’d describe it a little differently – it’s f***in’ deadly! " - The Irish Times

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