Posted by joeodonnell on Mar 26, 2019 in news
‘Caravan’, from Joe O’Donnell’s celebrated 1976 album ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’, features in a stunning new Irish music compilation! ‘Buntús Rince, Explorations in Irish Jazz, Fusion and Folk 1969-81’, is the latest project from re-issue specialists Allchival (All City Music). This puts Joe in distinguished company, ranging from Rory...
Posted by joeodonnell on Aug 20, 2017 in news, recordings, Special offer
Did you, or someone you know, have a copy of ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ when it came out in 1977? Still got it now? We’d love to know where those albums went – and if they are still around! So we’re calling out to all members of Joe O’Donnell’s ‘Vinyl Vanguard’ to let us know. Just post a picture of yourself with the album sleeve on our...
Posted by joeodonnell on May 24, 2017 in Festivals, recordings
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...
Posted by joeodonnell on May 19, 2017 in news
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!
Posted by joeodonnell on Mar 10, 2017 in Celtic music, Rock music
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...
Posted by joeodonnell on Feb 5, 2017 in Celtic music, Dance, gigs, recordings
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,...
Posted by joeodonnell on Oct 21, 2016 in news
Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla is delighted to announce a new partnership with Quite Great Music, a leading music PR agency, with a huge reputation and portfolio of artists. Names such as Van Morrison, Talking Heads, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and Robert Wyatt sparkle in their extensive client list, alongside lesser-known but highly thought-of acts such as Alabama 3, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,...
Posted by joeodonnell on Apr 23, 2016 in Celtic music, recordings, video
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’...