Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla are returning with a Christmas single like no other. ‘Noel Nouvelet’ is a unique combination of the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’ with ‘The Coventry Carol’ – infused with Celtic, Jazz and Indian musical influences.
Joe O’Donnell grew up in Limerick, Ireland, but in 1996 he moved to Coventry where he first became aware of the Coventry Carol, teaching it to violin students at a evening class. Whilst touring Brittany he learnt the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’. He has now blended the two.
Fuelled by five instrumentalists, Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla blend Celtic, jazz and Indian musical influences to form a distinctive world sound. The band generate great energy and excitement, whilst maintaining the sensitivity and delicacy needed in keeping faith with Celtic music.
So, get yourself in the festive spirit and give this crazy, contemporary Christmas carol a listen: https://soundcloud.com/shkayla/noel-nouvelet-2016