As they prepare to record their debut album, few bands can claim accomplishments as broad or boast the level of interest from their musical peers as Ye Vagabonds before they had so much as a recorded track.
Brothers Diarmuid and Brían spent their early years making music around their hometown of Carlow before moving to Dublin city and quickly becoming a staple and much talked about duo on the live scene in Ireland.
Before long the brothers caught the eye of filmmaker Myles O'Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) who put together some short videos of their music. These videos won the admiration of musicians and industry folk alike, here at home and further abroad.
Ye Vagabonds were soon invited to play Other Voices, along with numerous festivals and shows throughout Ireland and the UK.
After a chance meeting at their Electric Picnic gig, Ye Vagabonds most recently came to the attention of Glen Hansard who, after seeing them play, immediately invited the pair to join him on his recent European tour.
David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter
An absolute obsession with Words and Melody took hold of David at a very early age
Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative years.
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.
Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard. David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young Artist's
David is currently recording his debut album with legendary producer John Reynolds in London.
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
"David has it all,voice,guitar playing,lyrics,he's a master of all three.Instead of Patrick Kavanagh and Luke Kelly what springs to mind and life for me is Van the Man and Kavanagh with a luscious lilt,growing like a wildflower,sublime" Damien Dempsey
"The first time I heard David Keenan I knew he had something special....a lyricism and musical wisdom that most artists can only dream of. David not only dreams of it, he does it for real. A gifted Singer-Songwriter who has pulled me right in, right where I want to be. It's a beautiful place"-Fiachna Ó Braonáin Hothouse Flowers