Stary Olsa

Stary Olsa (Belarusian: Стары Ольса) is a Belarusian medieval folk band, that plays medieval Ruthenian music of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.[1]

Stary Olsa
Background information
OriginBelarus
Genresmedieval folk music
Years active1999–present
Websitestaryolsa.com
MembersŹmicier Sasnoŭski
Maryja Šaryj
Aleś Čumakoŭ
Illia Kublicki
Siarhiej Tapčeŭski
Aliaksiej Vojciech
Past membersAndrej Apanovič
Aksana Kaścian
Kaciaryna Radziviłava
Kaciaryna Pinčuk

Stary Olsa is one of the few Belarusian bands enjoying popularity outside Belarus.[2] The band has received numerous positive critical reviews.[3] They are also known for covering modern rock tracks using their medieval instruments, and released a cover album, via a Kickstarter campaign, in 2016.[4]

The band was founded in 1999 by Źmicier Sasnoŭski.[1]

The name Stary Olsa means "Old Olsa", where Olsa is a left tributary of Berezina in Mogilev Oblast, Belarus.[1][5]

Discography

Albums

  • Kielich Koła (2000)
  • Vir (2001)
  • Verbum (2002)
  • Šlach (2003)
  • Ładździa rospačy (2004)
  • Skarby litvinaŭ (2004)
  • Siaredniaviečnaja dyskateka (2005)
  • Hieraičny epas (2006)
  • Drygula (2009)
  • Liepŝaje (The Best) (2009)
  • Santa Maria (2013)
  • Kola rycerska (2016)
  • Medieval Classic Rock (2016)
  • Water, Hops and Malt (2017)

Clips

  • U karčmie (2004) - the Belarusian translation of the medieval song In taberna.
  • VITAUT (2008)
  • DRYHULA remix (2008)

Projects with other musicians

  • Lehiendy Vialikaha Kniastva (2001)
  • Lehiendy Vialikaha Kniastva - 2 (2004)
  • Hienerały ajčynnaha roku (2004)
  • Premjer Tuzin (2005)

Members

Current members

Former members

References

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