Finbar Hoban presents David Keenan

In what will be one of the most anticipated gigs in Castlebar this year, up-and-coming singer/songwriter David Keenan will play at the Ruby Room at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar this December.

David is a twenty-four year old Irish songwriter whose words seem to walk a fine line between poetry and prose, with a voice that grabs you by the scruff and takes you by the hand into his world of imagination.

According to Hoban, Keenan is 'not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, he is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars and a suspicious hand of cards, while Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down'.

"He has grown into the character that he created - the tab-end tapping corner boy with the poet’s soul, peddling whispered street rumours filtered through the prism of the Sean-nós tradition.

"Inspired by escapism and lyrical greats such as Yeats, Kavanagh, Dylan and Cohen he embodied the role of a down and outs young apprentice and scoured the streets of Liverpool and London for experience before taking his notes and embryonic ideas back home to dissect.

"In Keenan the Irish storytelling tradition is alive and well and his live performances are both spiritual and intense in equal measure."

2017 saw Keenan release his first single 'Cobwebs through Barrack Street Records' with a video directed by Myles O'Reilly. He also recently supported Hozier on his European tour.

With his brand new album “A beginners guide to Bravery” on the way, the next twelve months are going to be very busy for David Keenan. He will be performing live at The Ruby Room in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on December 7 and limited tickets are now on sale from the box office at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar or online at ticketmaster. For further info visit


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