The Olllam | Clare Sands
Don’t miss the olllam’s only NI date in 2023!!
The olllam’s inventive musical compositions and arrangements have been earning them sold out shows across Europe and the US as well as awards including a RTE Radio 1 Folk Award 2022 Best Folk Group. Their debut album, now considered a cult-classic (the winner of the 2012 Indie Acoustic Music Award for Best Instrumental Album), is lush with trance-like melodies, stunning instrumental virtuosity and a magical marriage of tradition and technology.
Formed in 2012 as a collaboration between legendary Belfast Piper John McSherry (Lúnasa, At First Light, Ulaid), fellow piper/whistler and Grammy-nominated producer Tyler Duncan (Carly Rae Jepsen, Theo Katzman, Scary Pockets) and Michel Shimmin (May Erlewine, Joshua Davis, Millish). Recently signed up full member Joe Dart, voted ‘hottest bassist on the planet’ by Musicradar, is well known for his signature bass work with the funky and furious US band Vulfpeck.
Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. Weaving traditional roots with Contemporary sounds and influences, Sands sings for the young and the old, brave and the bold. The award-winning young artist has an ever evolving and extraordinary eclectic musical career. An unmissable, raw live performer, she brings her audience on an exhilarating journey of celebration, resilience and hope.