Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla


Get to know, Joe O’Donnell’Shkayla – after moving to Coventry in 1996, Joe became aware of the Coventry carol and whilst touring Brittany he learnt the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’ and he then decided to blend the two together….

Joe O’Donnell is famed for his 1977 violin led concept album with Rory Gallagher, ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’.

Shkayla (Gaelic for ‘stories’) blends traditional Celtic melodies, rock and jazz, creating an entirely unique sound, the fusion can clearly be heard on ‘Noel Nouvelet’.


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