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Dónal Lunny: East Meets West With Dónal Lunny

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  • East Meets West With Dónal Lunny
    • 2008 - Kultur Video 4229 DVD

This documentary celebrates the bringing together of two very different musical traditions: the drumming techniques of the Kodo Drummers of Sado Island, Japan, and the traditional Irish music performed by Dónal Lunny and Coolfin.

Having invited Dónal Lunny and his band to play at the 1996 and 1997 Earth Celebrations on Sado Island, The Kodo Drummers made their first trip to Dublin, Ireland, in July 1998 to perform a series of concerts with the Dónal Lunny Band.

From barely audible pianissimos to earth-shattering explosions of sound, Kodo masterfully combine primal energy with virtuoso refinement.


  • Musicians
    • Cast:
    • Dónal Lunny
    • Coolfin
    • The Kodo Drummers
    • Sharon Shannon
    • Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill
    • Jean Butler
  • Credits
    • Director: Robert Corkey
    • Producer: Sarah Power
    • Executive Producers: John Kelleher, Philip King, Nuala O'Connor, James Wills, Kevin Linehan
    • Musical Direction/Supervision: Dónal Lunny