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. 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.

Published on 4 September 2012

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