Irish and Maori Music at the Helix
Green Fire Islands is a new music and dance production connecting the traditions of Irish and Maori music, playing at the Helix tonight, Friday, 20 July, for one night only before moving to London.
According to the publicity material, ‘the sounds of the Taonga Puoro (singing treasures) of the Maori, from the southern hemisphere green isles of Aotearoa (New Zealand), have been experiencing a revival after generations of silence. As ‘portals to the gods’, these sounds haunt our memories and capture the essence of their dramatic country.’
Irish artists performing include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Steve Cooney on guitar, Graham Henderson on keyboard, Sean McKeon on uilleann pipes, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, sean-nós dancer Seosamh Ó Neachtain, Robbie Perry on percussion, and Martin Brunsden on double bass.
Click here to read the Alan Corr of RTÉ Ten interview with two of the thirty-five performers, namely Iarla O’Lionaird and Whirimako Black.