Party like it’s 1199 with these medieval covers of modern songs

Stary Olsa fulfill your pipe flute pipe dreams with medieval covers of Metallica and RHCP.

November 20, 2015

Stary Olsa are a Belarusian band with a historical twist: they play medieval-style folk music exclusively on period-appropriate instruments. I know what you’re thinking: “Do they do anachronistic modern song covers, though?” You bet your prized komuz they do! Stary Olsa cover everything from Metallica to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, and Deep Purple.

Check out some of Stary Olsa’s greatest covers below, broadcast on Belarusian television. It’ll make you long for those simpler days when we thought thunderstorms were caused by wizards and the words “hotline bling” were even more meaningless than they are now.


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