‘Discover the Artist’ is our new blog series where we introduce you to artists you might not have heard of yet… but need to listen to.

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.

Genre: Alternative / Folk.

From: Ireland.

Latest Release: A Corner Boys Lament (Mahogany Sessions).

Style: Creating an inner world through narrative songwriting while leaving the door slightly ajar for us to enter and act out scenes, His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual and communal events where Keenan moves between a one-man and his guitar monologue to fronting a band whose sound only acts as a carrier for the songs further solidifying their intent.



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Upcoming Show: 13 January 2020 at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

If you like: Joshua Burnside, Wyvern Lingo, John Smith, Kojaque, Saint Sister.

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Listen to… his album ‘Evidence of Living’.

Watch… ‘Two Kids’


  • His tour diaries at Hot Press. Here.
  • Gary Lightbody Sings the Praises of David Keenan at Hot Press. Here.
  • Joe.ie Sunday Sessions. Here.


Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked-about young artists.

David Keenan will play at the Olympia Theatre on 13 January 2020.

 For tickets, click here.


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