Finbar Hoban presents David Keenan this weekend

In what will be one of the most anticipated gigs in Castlebar this year, up-and-coming singer songwriter David Keenan and his full band will be kicking off their nationwide tour when he comes to the Ruby Room at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar tomorrow night, December 7 - brought to you by Finbar Hoban Presents.

Finbar Hoban stated: "David Keenan is a twenty six 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.

“David is not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars a suspicious hand of cards, as 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 David release his first single - Cobwebs through Barrack Street Records - with a video directed by Myles O'Reilly and he has also recently supported Hozier on his European tour.

With his brand new album “A beginner’s guide to Bravery” set for release on January 14, with a headline show set to follow, the next twelve months are going to be very busy for David Keenan.

Supporting him at the Ruby Room this weekend will be local Castlebar band Powder House - that consists of Brian Mchale and Conor O'Shea.

Tickets will be available on the door from the Royal Theatre in Castlebar or online at Ticketmaster. For further info visit


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