David Keenan is the living embodiment of an Ireland that has long since passed. Behind his boyish looks lies a soul wise beyond its years. Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative years, the 24 year old Irish singer/songwriter developed an obsession with words and melody at an early age. Hauntingly wistful, Kennan’s music is full of emotion and story.
“David Keenan is one of our best he is extraordinary, it’s our duty to support fine talent when we hear it, see it, experience it ” – Glen Hansard
2017 saw Keenan release his first single “Cobwebs” through Barrack Street records. The single was praised by critics and contemporaries alike. Keenan recently wrote that he was back in the studio, “busy writing, recording, scribbling, scratching, throwing paint at a canvas of silence and stripping it back again”. We’re more than excited for what the young artist has in store for the stage at Body&Soul.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come