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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“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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