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David Keenan

David Keenan tour
Words by Staff Writer

Experience an evening with David Keenan, an extraordinary innovator in Irish songwriting.

His distinct style, characterised by poetic lyrics and soulful melodies, has earned him great critical praise. His chart-topping albums and captivating live performances mark him as a standout artist in the music scene.

David Keenan’s Australian tour dates

  • Wednesday 24th January – The Gov, Adelaide SA
  • Saturday 27th January – George Lane, Melbourne VIC
  • Tuesday 30th January – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
  • Wednesday 31st January – Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne VIC
  • Friday 2nd February – Meeniyan Hall, South Gippsland VIC

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Keenan’s work exists outside of the mainstream. His lyrics are steeped in poetic shapes and forms, matched by a musical rawness that serves a visceral and deeply emotive live approach. He has a way of connecting people in story and song with an inimitable emotional depth that is rarely found.

David Keenan hails from the border town of Dundalk, Ireland, and has become one of the country’s best known songwriters and live artists in recent years. Still in his twenties he’s always refused to pander or conform to the expectations of others and has released new and varied work while touring consistently since 2017.

Keenan has toured consistently with notable events including two headline nights in Dublin’s Olympia theatre, the main stage of Electric Picnic, residences in Paris and New York’s Irish Arts Centres & writing the music for Evanne Kilgallon’s experimental play “AN LAR”. David has delivered his fascinating tales set to indelible tunes at sold out gigs far and wide, from the New York City Winery, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Irish Cultural Centre London, to the EU ala Paradiso and the Islington Assembly Hall, UK.

Keenan has a way of connecting people in story and song with an inimitable emotional depth that is rarely found. Two critically acclaimed albums “A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery” released in 2020, reaching Number 1 in the Independent Charts and the 2021 follow up “WHAT THEN?” marked Keenan’s worth as an artist intent on pursuing his own path.

The powerful and uplifting single “An Irish Song” has been released ahead of his forthcoming studio album, due for release in early 2024.

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