‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in blog

‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’

‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’ is the title of a year-long aural history project documenting the presence and impact of the Irish community in Coventry especially from the 1940s to 1970s.  In 1971 there were over 20,000 Irish people living and working in the City. Based on interviews with over 60 Irish residents of the City the project explores the social, economic, political and...

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Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer

Here now is the Godiva Festival 2017 Flyer – with Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla prominently displayed, just as it should be. We’re playing the Main Stage on Sunday 9th July at 1.55pm. Largest free festival The Godiva Festival is the largest free family friendly festival in Britain, and is organised by Coventry City Council. It takes place over 3 days in the War Memorial Park on...

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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 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’ – it’s live!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ – it’s live!

After months  of preparation we are about to let loose our new version of ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’, Joe O’Donnell’s 1977 magnum opus! 40 years after its release,  and over ten years since its last performance, we are playing Gaodhal’s Vision from beginning to end! It’s been a major undertaking, learning over 60 minutes of very varies as well as challenging...

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