East Meets West with Donal Lunny
The home video release East Meets West with Donal Lunny paints a documentary-style portrait of an extraordinary series of events. In the late 1990s, two musical acts of vastly different cultural backgrounds met and pooled forces: The Kodo Drummers of Sado Island, Japan invited Irish group Donal Lunny and Coolfin to play with them in two concerts at the 1996 and 1997 Earth Day celebrations. Lunny and co. eventually followed suit by reciprocally inviting the Kodo Drummers for a sequence of concerts in Dublin, commencing in July 1998. East Meets Westwitnesses the various experiences had by the performers, on and off stage, during this unprecedented union of musical cultures and genres.