New Photos by Chris Egan
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 designed to juxtapose and explore the musical traditions of the Indian Subcontinent and the Celtic regions which overlap considerably in style and development.
Joe brought musicians and dancers together from across the spectrum, resulting in an exciting weave of traditional, contemporary and original performance, some of which was made specifically for the occasion.
The event was planned and promoted in conjunction with Coventry Irish Society and staged in partnership with the Albany Theatre Trust. It took place as part of the Society’s St. Patrick’s Festival, a week-long series of events drawing in groups and communities all across the City.
It was the first time Shkayla has performed in the beautiful Art-Deco theatre – hopefully it won’t be the last!
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