In 2012, three of Celtic music's contemporary masters came together to create one of the most interesting musical collaborations of the year. Dubbed the Olllam (an old Irish word which refers to a master of a particular trade or skill), the trio is the creative offspring of Belfast-native John McSherry (uilleann pipes and whistles), and Detroit-natives Tyler Duncan (uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, Rhodes), and Michael Shimmin (drums and percussion).

Listeners may be reminded of modern artists such as Radiohead and Coldplay at one moment and seminal Irish artists such as the Bothy Band and Planxty may be equally reminiscent at another. Yet, the overarching musical impression is organic, focused, distinct, and musically mature.

NRN

In a sea of music platforms and streaming songs...
Get the hottest releases delivered to you each week

NRN

In a sea of music platforms and streaming songs...
Get the hottest releases delivered to you each week

Want your release on NRN?

Get featured on the site and in our weekly email blast
We love great music!

Want your release on NRN?

Get featured on the site and in our weekly email blast
We love great music!