Spain / Ireland
Playing their own original compositions, the trio draws inspiration from their traditional Irish music roots. Originally from Donegal and Castilla the band came together in Galway where they are now based. After several projects and collaborations, olas was born. Having their influences from the rich musical heritage of north Donegal and Castilla, interwoven with the soundscapes of the west of Ireland, olas have managed to capture a truly unique and contemporary sound of traditional music. Individually, members of the band have been decorated with several All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, as well as a winning performance at the Runas Competition at Festival de Ortigueira, being invited to close out the following years Saturday night to an audience of 40000. Separately, they have recorded on numerous albums as guest musicians, including the latest solo release from bands own Guitarist/Flautist Gabriel Gonzalez album ‘Waiting For The Tide’. olas deliver an energetic and powerful performance, remaining considerate and soulful, even being described as nostalgic at times.