20 Feb 2016

Beneath the Words, Beneath the Land

From Saturday Morning, 11:30 am on 20 February 2016
Beneath the Words

Beneath the Words, Beneath the Land (Kei raro i te kupu | Kei raro i te whenua) Photo: supplied

The project Beneath the Words, Beneath the Land (Kei raro i te kupu | Kei raro i te whenua) crosses a Taranaki iwi with a Tipperary clan, and was conceived over Waitangi Festival Weekend in 2015, in a meeting of minds between singer Morgana James and Anand Rose, the bodhrán (Irish drum) player in the group. The exploration of Māori and Irish cultural exchange through songs, stories, and traditional arts includes Adrian Whelan (guitar, vocals), Pete Egli (uilleann pipes, low whistle), Urs Signer (clarinet) and Simon James (upright bass). The show toured the Irish counties of Kildare, Kerry and Cork last August in collaboration with Irish songwriter Sive, and comes to Auckland this weekend (Waiheke Sports Club, Ostend, 20 February), featuring guest performances from vocalist Cat Tunks and international troubadour Jon Sanders.

Beneath the Words at RNZ. From left, Morgana James, Peter Egli, Anand Rose, Adrian Whelan

Beneath the Words at RNZ. From left, Morgana James, Peter Egli, Anand Rose, Adrian Whelan Photo: Jeremy Ansell

 

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