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David Keenan with special guests Mongoose

  • The Duncairn Duncairn Avenue Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT14 6BP United Kingdom (map)

Doors 7.30pm

He's back! Possibly the most exciting talent to emerge from Ireland in a generation.

After what was simply a mesmerising debut performance at the Duncairn back in June we had to move quickly to bring this very special performer back for his first solo show. Yes, he is that good. 

David, 23, has spent the summer casting his spell over audiences from Glastonbury to Body and Soul, from Electric Picnic to Cambridge, and we are delighted to bring him back to Belfast.

Inspired by the storytelling and character creations of his grandfather he took the boat over the water and gathered tales and tunes of his own, learning his craft and expressing his love of language.

This built on an obsession with words and melody fostered from an early through the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners.

David is taking a break from recording his new album with legendary producer John Reynolds in London to be with us.

Cobwebs - “This stopped me dead in my tracks." - Hozier 

"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


Meet Mongoose — the fierce foursome that are taking Ireland's alternative folk scene by storm. Their music is an amalgamation of styles, from pop and folk to jazz and traditional Irish. With nods to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Joni Mitchell, Mongoose's influences range from Simon and Garfunkel to Fleetwood Mac to Beyoncé. All four members are individual songwriters, which allows for an ever-evolving soundscape, from hard-edged indie pop and delicate folk to aching ballads and playful tales of love lost. However many comparisons and influences that spring to mind, one thing is certain — Mongoose are something you've never quite heard before. With a debut album under their belt and festival appearances which include Other Voices, Groove, Knockanstockan, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic, this unique band is sure to delight with their quick onstage banter, eclectic range of instruments and beautifully crafted songs. They are currently Dun Laoghaire Rathdown musicians in residence in the Lexicon library for 2017.

Ages 16 and up only. Patrons aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No admittance for patrons under 16.

Earlier Event: November 7
Donation-based Yoga Class