Stary Olsa is a medieval Belarusian folk/rock band comprised of six members: Illia Kublicki (lute, cisters), Alieś Čumakoŭ (vocal, gusli, cister, shawms, rebec, hurdy-gurdy), Maryja Šaryj (baroque flutes, shawms), Zmicier Sasnoŭski (bagpipes, gusli, tromba marina, vocal), Siarhiej Tapčeŭski (drums, percussion, tromba marina) and Aliaksiej Vojciech (drums, percussion). Founded in 1999, Stary Olsa uses traditional Belarusian instruments such as the lyre and gusli to create their medieval sound. Since their founding, the band has released eleven albums.
“The instruments used are fascinating: Shawms, a 12th century woodwind instrument, tromba marinas, a bowed instrument popular between the 15th-18th centuries, the Russian gusli, and the cister, a 16th century guitar. The music carries a depth and unique melodic quality you can’t capture with modern instruments.” – (Medievalists.net).
Friday, September 8
SOLO - NO OPENER
$10 advance, $12 day of show