Fuelled by five instrumentalists, Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla blend Celtic, jazz and Indian musical influences to form a completely unique sound for their single ‘Noel Nouvelet’ released 7th November.
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In 1996 O’Donnell moved to Coventry where he became aware of the Coventry Carol and whilst touring Brittany learnt the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’. He decided to blend the two.
After staging and producing ‘St. Patrick Goes To The Punjab’ at Albany Theatre, Shkayla are returning to headline Asian music and dance event ‘Fire and Light’. It’s expected that O’Donnell will be using his self manufactured 8 string Ceramic violin, giving the group that unique combination of mediaeval English and Indian music.
In the past the four musicians have worked alongside artists such as Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzie and Terry and Gay Woods.