David Keenan

David Keenan

Friday, 8 December 2023, 8.00pm

Having just played a career defining headline show in the National Concert Hall, David Keenan is going on the road this winter for his “Geimhreadh Galore! / The Irish Theatre Tour”.

The tour will be an amalgamation of Keenan’s full band show plus very special guest Evanne Kilgallon who’ll perform an extract from her one woman play “Jester’s Privilege” as support. See this unique blend of music, poetry and performance as it hits Smock Alley on 27 November.

David Keenan has built a reputation as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and live performers. A prolific output includes 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 their own path. Other works include a published collection of poetry Soundings of an Unnamed Bird, live album/concert film Alchemy & Prose (2020) and his new album CRUDE (2022) followed by the EP CRUDE BOYO (2023).

Keenan has toured consistently throughout Europe and North America with notable events including two headline nights in Dublin's Olympia theatre, the main stage of Electric Picnic, residencies in Paris and New York's Irish Arts Centres and writing the music for Evanne Kilgallon's experimental play AN LÁR.

The powerful and uplifting single “An Irish Song” was just released before an illuminated headline show in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Hot Press said, ”There is no longer any doubt whether he’ll be able to fit the massive space – in fact, the space moulds to fit him. It seems he’s finally found a stage big enough to hold him, though the high roof and rows of seats were bursting at the seams from the sheer power within.”

His fourth studio album is due for release in early 2024.

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Published by Triskel Christchurch on 23 October 2023

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