David Keenan

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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’ (...)

Púca is a new festival  claiming back Halloween under its original guise

Halloween may be about Superman costumes, carving pumpkins and sugar comas for some, but the occasion officially has its roots in the Celtic tradition(...)

Christine  and The Queens play the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: AN INCANDESCENT FINALE  Main stage, Sunday ★★★★☆ Electric Picnic 2019: everything is eclipsed by Florence Wel(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: David Keenan’s songs are mini epics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

DAVID KEENAN Main stage As Irish as a game of hurling and as smart as a fox, David Keenan is playing on the biggest stage of his career so far – and (...)

Snow Patrol: the band are followed at Malahide this summer by The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallagher, George Ezra and Lana Del Rey. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

Who is playing and when? This year’s summer concerts in Malahide Castle, in north Co Dublin, kick off on Friday with Snow Patrol’s gig. It’s alw(...)

Other Voices returns, with plenty of Irish acts including the hotly tipped David Keenan. Photograph: Other Voices

The long-running live music series Other Voices returns to RTÉ 2 on Thursday with a host of performances and interviews recorded in Dingle, Ballina, E(...)

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