David Keenan

September 21st, 2021 7pm   Stage 2


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David Keenan


Irish singer-storyteller David Keenan has spent the majority of the last decade growing up on the road, drawing from primary source experiences and a vivid imagination. As a teenager, he left his home in Dundalk, County Louth for Liverpool, following the myth and music of The La's frontman Lee Mavers.

Keenan busked and lived on couches, documenting the street people while honing his craft, looking for his hero and discovering himself in the process. With one eye always on the Elsewhere, he carries the idiosyncratic nature of the Irish writer and character observer with some aplomb.

His forthcoming second album “WHAT THEN?” is a deft but noticeable step up from his debut, fulfilling his promise, and then some. Out 15th October 2021. Tasters of what’s to come with the album are evident in singles ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’, ‘Bark’, ‘Sentimental Dole’, and ‘What Then Cried Jo Soap’.

Here is an artist unafraid to offer up his dealings with the human condition for all to see and hear. Sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes darkly-humoured, always intentional, you get the sense that a veil has been lifted and there's a beautiful truth about to be exposed.