New Single for Shkayla performed for Irish TV

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in news

New Single for Shkayla performed for Irish TV

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla are shortly releasing a new single version of ‘O’Neil’s Lament’, designed for radio play.  The release, based on their deservedly popular treatment of the traditional slow air,  is a collaboration with Coventry Irish Society aiming to benefit both parties by raising their profile with different audiences. The project has already...

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Praise for Si Hayden’s new solo release

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in blog

Praise for Si Hayden’s new solo release

Si Hayden’s new album ‘The Immutable Acoustic’ is already gathering commendations from some discerning people! It features nine original compositions and one piece by Vivaldi, all played live on a steel-strung acoustic guitar. Here are some of the things that people have said about Si since the album’s release “Very tasteful guitar playing indeed! Nice one Si...

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New keyboard for Shkayla’s Martin Barter

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in blog

New keyboard for Shkayla’s Martin Barter

Just treated myself to this little beauty: a Roland FA 06. Well, you need a treat now and again. I’m hoping to include this in my live set up with Shkayla real soon….there’s just the problem of going through the 2000 sounds on board first, and choosing the ones that are appropriate to our music. The good thing for me about a new keyboard is it just helps with creating new song...

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Shkayla’s new website nearly ready – let’s have a party!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in gigs, music, news, online

After weeks – months – of hard graft and creativity the new web site is approaching completion! We all think it looks great, thanks to Ben Skirth and all the busy folks at Whitelocust. Besides looking great it is much easier to use and to keep up to date. There’s a shop, many more media files to enjoy, and some new features we think you’ll love, such as some background about the tunes and...

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