Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer

Here now is the Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer – with Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla prominently displayed, just as it should be. We’re playing the Main Stage on Sunday 9th July at 1.55pm. Largest free festival The Godiva Festival is the largest free family friendly festival in Britain, and is organised by Coventry City Council. It takes place over 3 days in the War Memorial Park on...

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Godiva Festival announces Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla for Main Stage

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Festivals, recordings

Godiva Festival announces Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla for Main Stage

Hot news! Godiva Festival announces Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla for main stage! Shkayla happily confirm their invitation to play the main stage at the Godiva Festival on Sunday 9th July (1.55 – 2.20pm). Joe O’Donnell says “After years of us knocking at the Council’s door, someone has finally opened it. I’m really pleased it’s this year, because in the...

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Gaodhal’s Vision for Cork Folk Festival

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in news

Gaodhal’s Vision for Cork Folk Festival

Shkayla is going to Cork Folk Festival to perform Gaodhal’s Vision on October 1st 2017. Details are still under discussion. Joe O’Donnell is also due to appear at the Rory Gallagher Library in Cork to talk about his experience of working with Rory. Watch this space!

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Gaodhal’s Vision – closer to re-release

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in news

Gaodhal’s Vision – closer to re-release

In 1977 Joe O’Donnell released Gaodhal’s Vision, his first album as leader. Now it’s getting ever closer to re-release. Fusing Celtic, Rock, Indian and other influences the album describes the migration of the Milesian people from Egypt to Éire in megalithic times. It was recorded with top musicians of the day, including the late, great guitarist Rory Gallagher, with whom Joe enjoyed a...

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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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