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

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

click here “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

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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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Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla – 40 years after the Vision Band

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Celtic music, recordings, video

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla – 40 years after the Vision Band

Almost 40 years ago Joe O’Donnell recorded his epic album ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’. The album draws on Celtic mythology and describes the Milesian exodus from Egypt through the Carpathian Mountains to Ireland. This parallels historical accounts describing the possible movement of early Celts from Asia Minor to Western Europe including Ireland. With Joe on ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’...

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Shkayla band members take part in International Jazz Day

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in band member news, blog, gigs

Shkayla band members take part in International Jazz Day

Two members of Shkayla are ‘playing away’ on 30th April, which UNESCO has designated as International Jazz Day. IJD 2016 is being celebrated in 195 countries all over the world. In the UK this includes a high calibre event in Leamington Spa, where Interplay, the jazz group run by Shkayla’s bassist Adrian Litvinoff, is hosting international guitar star John Etheridge for an...

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New Photos by Chris Egan

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Asian music, Celtic music, Dance, Indian music, news, Performing arts

New Photos by Chris Egan

Irish Post photographer Chris Egan took some fine photos at The Albany Theatre on March 19th, during Joe O’Donnell’s ambitious production ‘St. Patrick Goes To The Punjab’. The event featured Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla of course, with Fine Lines World Music Ensemble, Sabrina (pictured), Aiden O’Brien, McHugh Irish Dancers and members of Comhaltas. It was...

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‘Number two Paddy’s Day attraction in the UK’ says the Irish Post

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Celtic music, Dance, gigs, Indian music, news, Performing arts

Six of the best St Patrick’s Day events that you don’t want to miss The Irish Post has rated ‘St. Patrick Goes to The Punjab” as number 2 in the top 6 Paddy’s Day events in  the UK! With three of the six in London, one in Glasgow and one in Manchester, this is really putting Coventry on the Paddy’s Day map. This is good because according to Coventry Irish Society,...

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