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David Keenan is a 22 year old Songwriter who hails from
the borderlands of Dundalk.
Words and Melody have always been my muse, the great
I first discovered this love at a very early age when
I was exposed to the great works of Behan and Yeats
and Dylan and Cohen. The likes of Damien Dempsey and
Jinx Lennon who changed my outlook as a teenager, educational
music with that sense of identity that I hadn't heard
I spent time in England, headed for Liverpool and felt
plugged into the switchboard of the place. Busking outside
The Cavern Club with my eyes and ears constantly wide.
In awe of both the people and the sounds of the City.
The first complete song I wrote was a tune at 15 called
At the time I think I was looking for this mystical
place to call home or to return to.
In early 2015 I found myself going Viral on the Internet
because of a live performance of the song in a local
Taxi. A strange twist in the tale but one I look back
on with a smile..
My connection with my hometown is a deep one, that old
way of life I've seen through my Grandfathers eyes on
long walks as a child or on late Nights at the fire.
Time in London came and went and I returned home with
more stories to tell.
I've had the privilege of performing with the likes
of The Frames, Hothouse Flowers, Mick Flannery and the
man who set the example in those formative years, Damien
At a Gig I always try to get back into the same head
space in which I was when the song was written so I
can do it justice. That is the goal, to do the Song's
My first release Is due for the Summer of 2016 with
two singles available at present on iTunes and Music
videos available on my YouTube Channel.
"The first time I heard David Keenan I knew he
had something special.... a lyricism and musical wisdom
that most artists can only dream of. David not only
dreams of it, he does it for real. A gifted Singer-Songwriter
who has pulled me right in, right where I want to be.
It's a beautiful place"- Fiachna Ó Braonáin.
"One to note" - Tony Clayton-Lea
"David has it all, voice, guitar playing, lyrics,
hes a master of all three. Instead of Patrick Kavanagh
and Luke Kelly what springs to mind and life for me
is Van the Man and Kavanagh with a lucious lilt, growing
like a wildflower - sublime"