Gael’s Vision 40th Anniversary Edition – New Dispatch Date

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in news, recordings

Gael’s Vision 40th Anniversary Edition – New Dispatch Date

At last we can announce that Gael’s Vision 4oth Anniversary Edition has finally gone into production! Vertical Learning Curve We probably should have anticipated some of the ways in which the production process would become ever more protracted. As it turned out our ambitions for the project, fuelled by the self-confidence that comes with almost total ignorance, led us into completely...

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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 – 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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“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 – 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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‘O’Neil’s Lament’ – out now!

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Celtic music, news, recordings

‘O’Neil’s Lament’ – out now!

‘O’Neil’s Lament’, the new single by Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla, is out now! Available for download via iTunes or as a CD with bonus tracks, this is one of Shkayla’s most requested tunes at gigs, now in a new radio-friendly edit. Bob’s a fan “I loved it as soon as I heard it” said well-known broadcaster and musician Bob Brolly. He has been...

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