Radio live spot for Shkayla’s new single
Shkayla’s new single will be given an early boost live on BBC Radio WM as the trio appears on Bob Brolly’s Irish Programme starting at 3.00pm this Sunday, May 17th on 95.6FM. The show can also be heard at the same time on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and then on BBC iPlayer.
Radio appearance follows TV.
This radio session is the band’s second appearance for Bob Brolly. Last month they were filmed for his programme on Irish TV, to be screened shortly.
The single is a new version of ‘O’Neil’s Lament’, a mainstay of Shkayla’s concert set, that features soaring violin from Joe O’Donnell and expressive guitar playing by Si Hayden. The release is a result of the collaboration between the band and Coventry Irish Society, the welfare and cultural organisation that supports the Irish community in and around Coventry.
The single comes as a download, and as a CD version that also carries bonus tracks:
Tap the Barrel / Cooley’s Reel are two up-tempo Reels and they will really get your feet moving! Farewell to Old Ireland is a traditional song of emigration, with Joe playing mandolin as well as singing, and lovely guitar work from Si Hayden. The song is quite unusual in referring to Canada as the migrants’ destination, rather than the more common USA.
Pre-order the CD single now!
The release date for the CD and download is May 23rd. You can pre-order the CD today by following this link to Silvery records. The price of the CD includes postage and packing anywhere in the UK and Republic of Ireland.