David Keenan

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David Keenan: ‘I remember looking out into the audience and seeing someone in the crowd dressed like me.’ Photograph:  M Beriestain

David Keenan packed his bags and went to Paris at the start of last year, when he returned to Dublin the following March he had written most of the(...)

Gar Kane: ‘He had so much to live for. Musicians live for the music. It is how they survive’

On January 13th last year, just over 13 months ago – though it feels like a different era – David Keenan played his first sold-out show at the Olympia(...)

Cathy Davey, at the Hard Working Class Heroes gig in Dublin in 2007. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Singer-songwriter Cathy Davey has said her charity My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue is €70,000 in debt this year despite a surge in abandoned animals as (...)

From hip hop and rap to noisy guitars and pop, here’s the 10 best albums you should not miss Six months down and where are we? Healthy enough, t(...)

Roscommon’s Mark Miley celebrates his side’s All-Ireland minor final replay win over Kerry in 2006. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the summer of 2006 Roscommon crashed out of the championship, beaten 1-19 to 0-9 by Meath on a scorcher of a day in Navan. Cathal Cregg, with a ful(...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

As if further testimony were needed, Dundalk singer-songwriter David Keenan’s debut album is a pointer to his individualist sensibilities. A Beginner’(...)

Delorentos play Whelan’s on December 23rd

Christmas may arrive but once a year, but Irish music acts seem to be around quite a lot; at this time of year, it seems as if they pop up at venues a(...)

Mick Flannery

Saturday, December 21st Scary Éire Sugar Club, Dublin Something is stirring in the undergrowth. First, there was the surprise gig late at night(...)

David Keenan: ‘I’d never been outside of Dundalk before, and I didn’t do the Leaving Cert, so I wasn’t exactly inundated with offers from colleges’.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

If the singer-songwriter’s home town of Dundalk was the fractious birth, a move to Liverpool with a rucksack, a guitar and ‘€70 in my arse pocket’ (...)

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