Friday 2 December 2016

LISTEN: Glen Hansard, The Frames and emerging singer David Keenan join forces for Women’s Aid fundraiser

Published 04/06/2015 | 09:52

Glen Hansard of The Frames
Glen Hansard of The Frames
Glen Hansard,
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova win big at the Oscars.

Glen Hansard and his The Frames bandmates teamed up with Irish singer/songwriter David Keenan to raise awareness for an important cause.

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Oscar winning musician Glen Hansard invited fledgling artist David Keenan to join him on stage at a Women's Aid Fundraiser in Dundalk this week.

David Keenan
David Keenan

The Frames were performing at the event in The Spirit Store, and asked the Co Louth native to lend his talents - better yet, Hansard wanted to join Keenan in a rendition of his own song, 'Matchbox'.

"Glen called me up and asked to play one of my own tunes, I'm listening to the man all my life so it was a real honour," David told Independent.ie.

Glen Hansard,
Glen Hansard,

Keenan has risen to prominence since a video of him singing in a taxi went viral on YouTube earlier this year.

Read more: From singing in taxis to Texas - Meet David Keenan, the Irish singer/songwriter tipped for success

In the ensuing months, his song 'El Paso' caught the attention of music lovers in Texas who launched a petition to get him over to the States for a gig.

The Louth VEC student, who has been playing guitar since the tender age of 12, is tipped for success.

Listen to his song 'Matchbox' below.

For more information about David, see David Keenan Music.

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