Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla
Robin 2, Wolverhampton.
A musical explosion of Celtic Folk & Rock
No under 14s in the standing area, 14 - 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla is a Celtic fusion band like no other.
Joe’s life-long immersion in Celtic music and his rock-inspired creativity deliver a cascade of traditional and new music filled with ancient resonance and innovative energy. Joe’s musical history traverses the Woods Band, East of Eden, Thin Lizzie and Rory Gallagher, to name just a few, and draws on Celtic music, rock, and orchestral, jazz, Indian and North African influences.
Powered by four outstanding instrumentalists, Shkayla has been Joe’s vehicle for over 10 years. It helps him draw from his rich lifetime of musical experience and advances his urge to create new music to please and astonish the listener in equal measure. Alongside Joe in Shkayla are vocalist and keyboard wizard Martin Barter, guitar virtuoso Si Hayden, superb bassist Adrian Litvinoff, and outstanding fusion drummer Karen Milne.
Born in Limerick, Ireland, Joe O’Donnell is one of the finest electric violin players in the Celtic tradition. He is also widely acclaimed as a mandolin-player, singer and composer. In his musical lifetime Joe has associated with leading names in rock music and Celtic folk such as Rory Gallagher, Steve Bolton, James Litherland, Dave Lennox, and Gay and Terry Woods, and toured widely in the UK, Europe and the USA