Gaodhal’s Vision 40th Anniversary Edition – pre-order now!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Gaodhal’s Vision 40th Anniversary Edition – pre-order now!

There is still time to pre-order Gaodhal’s Vision 40th Anniversary Edition at 20% off! Comprising a re-worked CD version of the original LP plus live DVD and handsome insert in a 6-pag digipack, we think the 40th Anniversary Edition will soon be as much of a ‘collector’s item’ as the original vinyl. Joe has carefully reviewed all the material from the original 1976...

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‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ – it’s live!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ – it’s live!

After months  of preparation we are about to let loose our new version of ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’, Joe O’Donnell’s 1977 magnum opus! 40 years after its release,  and over ten years since its last performance, we are playing Gaodhal’s Vision from beginning to end! It’s been a major undertaking, learning over 60 minutes of very varies as well as challenging...

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‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher out now!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Celtic music, Rock music

‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher out now!

The new single version of ‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher is out now! Joe and Rory recorded it shortly after completing ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ as a trail for the album, although it was never released. The driving track is brightly remixed and features Joe and Rory in sparkling exchanges at the top of their form. Download it here or from iTunes and other...

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Gaodhal’s Vision – much work in progress!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Celtic music, Dance, gigs, recordings

Gaodhal’s Vision – much work in progress!

We are getting very excited about all the work in progress on ‘Gaodhal’s Vision – From Egypt to Éire’! It’s coming to The Belgrade Theatre B2, Coventry on March 31st and April 1st, before the release of a Special Edition of the remixed album (plus other goodies) around the end of April. The band is of course rehearsing every week, and our wonderful dancers Sabrina,...

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“Noel Nouvelet” on sale now!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in news, recordings, Xmas

“Noel Nouvelet” on sale now!

Shkayla’s unique offering this Xmas is on sale now! ‘Noel Nouvelet’ combines two traditional carols (English and French) with contemporary beats and Asian vocal inflections. It strikingly reflects both Joe O’Donnell’s lifetime musical journey and the multicultural vibrancy of Coventry, the City that has been his home for the last 20 years. Floor-filler / stocking...

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‘Noel Nouvelet’, Shkayla’s single, gets first review!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Asian music, Celtic music, news, recordings, traditional music

‘Noel Nouvelet’, Shkayla’s single, gets first review!

“Unique take on a Christmas Carol” ‘Noel Nouvelet’ drops on 7th November and its already had its first review! This is on indie music blog Help Yourself Music. The reviewer clearly likes the blend of musical cultures and sounds on the track, that is also such a prominent aspect of Shkayla’s unique sound. It combines Asian vocals and percussion with English and...

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Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla in new partnership with Quite Great

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in news

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla in new partnership with Quite Great

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla is delighted to announce a new partnership with Quite Great Music, a leading music PR agency, with a huge reputation and portfolio of artists. Names such as Van Morrison, Talking Heads, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and Robert Wyatt sparkle in their extensive client list, alongside lesser-known but highly thought-of acts such as Alabama 3, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,...

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