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 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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‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher out now!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Celtic music, Rock music

‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher out now!

The new single version of ‘Storytellers’ featuring Rory Gallagher is out now! Joe and Rory recorded it shortly after completing ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ as a trail for the album, although it was never released. The driving track is brightly remixed and features Joe and Rory in sparkling exchanges at the top of their form. Download it here or from iTunes and other...

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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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