16 Oct 2015

NZ Live - Motu: Oileáin

8:46 pm on 16 October 2015

A unique collaboration - Trinity Roots and four top Irish musicians - is touring New Zealand with music described as "truly world music".

The project, Motu: Oileáin (which means "islands" in Te Reo and Irish), started with a visit by Pauline Scanlon, Alan Doherty, Tola Custy and Gerry Paul to New Zealand last November.

The quartet, and Trinity Roots' Warren Maxwell and Rio Hemopo, visited Radio New Zealand in Wellington to explain - and play - some of their songs.

Pauline Scanlon from Motu: Oileáin, a collaboration between Trinity Roots and four Irish musician friends, in Radio New Zealand's studio in Auckland on 16 October 2015.

Pauline Scanlon from Motu: Oileáin, a collaboration between Trinity Roots and four Irish musician friends, in Radio New Zealand's studio in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Warren Maxwell (left) and Rio Hemopo playing as Motu: Oileáin, a collaboration between Trinity Roots and four Irish musician friends.

Warren Maxwell (left) and Rio Hemopo Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

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