Sample Some Music from a New McSherry Trio

The Olllam

Sample Some Music from a New McSherry Trio

The Olllam is Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan and Michael Shimmin.
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The trio are shortly to release an eponymous album of seven extended instrumental tracks which they say vary considerably according to “whether the rhythm section gradually adds and builds to a powerful climax as on ‘the belll’ or energetic eighth note bass lines interplay with Duncan’s Rhodes piano and McSherry’s catchy melody as on ‘the follly of wisdom’ [or] Subtle fuzz bass guitar from guest Joe Dart and stripped-down driving percussion of Shimmin complement the complex and beautiful tone of both McSherry and Duncan.”

‘Conceptually we took a more pop approach but really wanted to make sure it sounded totally organic at the same time. Basically, I was thinking more as a composer and less as a drummer,’ says Shimmin.

theolllam.com.

Published on 4 September 2012

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