Joe O'Donnell (musician)

Joe O'Donnell (born 4 September 1948, Limerick) is best known for his fiery and innovative playing in East of Eden,[5] Headstone, Mushroom, The Woods Band,[1][6] Decca's Granny's Intentions,[7] and his acclaimed 1977 violin led concept album, Gaodhal's Vision with Rory Gallagher[8][9]

Joe O'Donnell
Born (1947-09-04) 4 September 1947 (age 76)
Limerick County Limerick, Ireland
GenresCeltic, celtic rock, folk jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, bandleader, producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, violin, mandolin
Years active1967–present
LabelsPolydor, Chrysalis, RCA, Harvest, Decca, Sony BMG, Silvery Records[1][2]
Websitejoeodonnellsshkayla.com

His work also included John Dentith [aka Theodor Thunder] from the Alan Price Band, David Lennox (The Equals, Ginger Baker, Blodwyn Pig) and Steve Bolton.

O'Donnell currently plays out his powerful five piece Celtic/rock band 'Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla' whose most recent studio album, 'Celtic Cargo' has collected rave reviews from top magazines like fRoots, FiddleOn and Rock'n'Reel.[10] Shkayla line up is: Joe O'Donnell electric violin, mandolin, vocals. Si Hayden – guitar, Vocals. Martin Barter – keyboards, Vocals. Adrian Litvinoff – bass and Karen Milne drums.

Discography edit

1973 Mushroom – Early One Morning, + 2singles[11]
1974 Riff Raff – Original Man[12]
1974 Headstone – Bad Habits[13]
1975 Headstone + 2singles[13]
1975 Woods Band – Backwoods[13]
1975 East of Eden – Another Eden /EMI + 2singles[5]
1975 Henry McCullough – Mind Your Own Business + 1single
1976 Jade Warrior – Kites[1][14]
1977 Joe O'Donnell Band – Gaodhal's Vision /Polydor Records + 1single[15]
1983 Joe O'Donnell - Milesian /Entente (2) Germany
1983 Electric Ceilidh Band – Ceann Traigh Ghruineard /with nine-part TV series & TV appearances
1998 Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla – Shkayla /Folksound
2004 Joe O'Donnell – Gaodhol's Vision,[16] re-released with bonus tracks /Sony BMG/RCA[17]
2008 Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla – Celtic Cargo[10] /SidNorris + 1single[18]
2010 Joe O'Donnell – Noel Nouvelet[18] /SidNorris
2011 Rory Gallagher - Notes From San Francisco (recorded 1977) /Eagle
2013 Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla – Into The Becoming /Silvery[19]
2013 Joe O'Donnell – Gaodhol's Vision,[16] re-mastered re-release /Silvery Records[19]
2015 Joe O'Donnell – O'Neil's Lament /Silvery Records[19]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Irish Rock Discography: Joe O'Donnell". Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Into the Becoming | Joe O'Donnell". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ "All Music". All Music. All Music. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Discogs". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b East of Eden
  6. ^ "An Irish Night with Donal Maguire, Joe O'Donnell, Sean & James Cannon". 15 November 2003. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Irish Rock Discography: Granny's Intentions". Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Rory Gallagher Home Page". Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  9. ^ Amazon.com: Gaodhal's Vision: Joe O'Donnell Bands: Music
  10. ^ a b PCWillow
  11. ^ "Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla are putting an extensive tour together for 2008". 5 April 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  12. ^ Original Man: Information from Answers.com
  13. ^ a b c "Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  14. ^ Jade Warrior discography
  15. ^ "Rory Gallagher Home Page". Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  16. ^ a b Gaodhal's Vision at Warwick
  17. ^ Gaodhol's Vision: Joe O'Donnell: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  18. ^ a b PCWillow
  19. ^ a b c "Releases". www.silvery.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2015.

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