Dundalk, maverick singer-songwriter David Keenan has shared a glimpse of his upcoming debut album A Beginner’s Guide To Bravery with latest single Altar Wine

“The sculpting of this visual piece of work demanded that I face – head on – all of said traumas and insecurities and repressions that lived in me since childhood. Art heals, that’s why I pursue it. It gives joys, insights and reliefs from the many madnesses that come and go. As a young man I felt the many stings of sensitivity when greeted with a conditioned societal sense of toxic masculinity which dogged, and still dogs, rural Ireland and the rest of the world.

Through the medium of this video and as a result of my relationship with director Mark William Logan I felt ready to embrace all of the trauma within and without.”

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Director Mark William Logan adds “Altar Wine is a film exploring the exorcism and ultimate relief from the pain and trauma we have all endured as a result of our humanness. The ancestral trauma which was passed down to us by our elders, who were themselves victims. Victims of oppression, judgement and abuse. Altar Wine is a film about the demonification of the feminine by religious institutions, the abuse of our planet by capitalism and the fear based trauma passed down through parents.”

David Keenan tour dates:

7th October – The Islington, London (headline show)
17th October – The Bowery Electric, New York City

22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th October – Irish Arts Centre, New York City

1st November – Puca Festival – Drogheda, IE
2nd Nov – Crossing Borders Festival – The Hague, NL  30th Nov – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint, NI

7th December – Ruby Room, Castlebar, IE
14th December – Roisin Dubh, Galway, IE
15th December – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, IE 19th December – INEC, Killarney, IE
20th December – Live at St Luke’s, Cork, IE
22nd & 23rd December – Spirit Store, Dundalk, IE


11th January -The Empire, Belfast, NI 13th January – The Olympia, Dublin, NI

5th March – Edinburgh, Mash House, Edinburgh, UK 6th March – Glasgow, King Tut’s
7th March – Surf Cafe, Newcastle, UK
8th March – Yes, Manchester, UK

10th March – The Cookie Jar, Leicester, UK
11th March – Cafe Totem, Sheffield, UK
12th March – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK 13th March – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
15th March – Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK

16th March – The Joiners, Southampton, UK 17th March – Moth Club, London, UK
19th March – Le Pop-Up du Label, Paris, FR
21st March – Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam, NL 22nd March – Brotfabrik, Frankfurt, DE

25th March – Papiersaal, Zurich, CH
26th March – Ampere, Munich, DE
27th March – Chelsea, Vienna, AU
28th March – Chapeau Rouge, Prague, CZ 30th March – Poglos, Warsaw, PL

1st April – Badehaus, Berlin, DE
2nd April – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE 3rd April – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, DK 4th April – Krøsset, Olso, NO