Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla

The Celtic folk-rock band like no other

5 Argyll St, Coventry, CV2 4FJ Directions

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Celtic folk-rock of the highest calibre

Joe O'Donnell is best known for his violin playing in East of Eden, Headstone and his highly acclaimed 1977 album Gaodhal's Vision, featuring Rory Gallagher. He also played with Thin Lizzie, Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker, Wings) and Paul Young.

Shkayla is Joe’s latest vehicle. A five-piece band, It draws from his lifetime of musical experience bringing together the spirit of the Celtic tradition and the excitement of modern rock.

The band plays at festivals, clubs, theatres, concert venues and for private, corporate and community events.

".... a truly memorable evening.... outstanding....remarkable....echoes of Yes, Gary Moore, Horslips or Thin Lizzie. One word: WOW!" - Nuneaton Folk Club

Line-up: Joe O'Donnell violin, mandolin, vocals; Martin Barter keyboards, vocals; Si Hayden guitar, vocals; Adrian Litvinoff bass, vocals; Karen Milne drums.

Albums:

Gael's Vision 40th anniversary Edition 2017 - "pulses with creative energy" - Irish Music Magazine

'Into The Becoming' 2013 - “a genuine, arresting, riveting ensemble masterpiece” – Let It Rock

'Celtic Cargo' 2008 - “Folk rock of the highest calibre” – fRoots. Brian Boru / O’Neill’s Cavalcade was selected for inclusion on ‘The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk‘ Please see website for details.

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Reviews

Shkayla at The Queens Hall Nuneaton

5
For us at Nuneaton Folk Club in July 2019, it was an attempt to cross boundaries by staging something beyond candles in bottles. "Folk" is only a label-part of what is now a very broad church. Joe O' Donnells Shkayla are innovative Celtic Rock. Their music transcends boundaries and explores horizons by blurring lines between genres. Our audience embraced this concept warmly.
Their sets combined identifiable Celtic patterns with 21st century musicianship. At times it was difficult to know where to look,as on stage musicians traded solos,swapping them back and forth seamlessly. The standard of musicianship was outstanding. The complex arrangements were remarkable. The rapport and chemistry as the band members fluidly exchanged musical passages was sublime. These thoughts reflect not only what organisers felt, but was the general consensus of some very heavy traffic reflected on our NFC Facebook Page afterwards. Creative. Imaginative. Mind-expanding
30 Dec 2019
Thanks so much Geoff. We enjoyed playing for NFC very much. All the best to you and the Club in 2020
30 Dec 2019
Thanks so much Geoff. We enjoyed playing for NFC very much. All the best to you and the Club in 2020
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