“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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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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Shkayla’s Spring Project Shapes Up!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Asian music, Celtic music, news

Plans are starting to take shape for a Celtic-Asian performance extravaganza in Coventry next March. Joe’s immersion in the music of South Asia and North Africa is as well known as his deep allegiance to Celtic music of all kinds. This event is intended to allow the opportunity for Joe to give expression to all these influences, together, in a really contemporary musical statement. Watch...

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