David Keenan interview: ‘This record has done more travelling than me’

Stints living in Paris and Barcelona gave the acclaimed singer/songwriter a continental perspective while making his second record, What Then?

David Keenan: ‘There is a brilliant musical community here in Dundalk, a great tribe.’ Picture: Dave Keegan

David Keenan is enjoying a celebratory “mug of scald” on the release day of his second album. “It’s a beautiful feeling,” he enthuses over his morning brew. “This record is much more than just 11 songs or another piece of vinyl to me. It enabled immense personal growth.”

Bringing out a debut album at the beginning of 2020, just before the whole world shut down, could be considered exceptional bad luck. Despite the pandemic, however, ...