In 1975, he was part of a band called Seachtar, from the Irish word for 'seven people.' This band was the genesis for the The Bothy Band, of which Keenan was a mainstay from its inception to its demise in 1979. Keenan's first (and eponymous) solo album appeared in 1975, and he also duetted with fiddler Paddy Glackin on the 1978 album Doublin. He subsequently recorded a second solo album for Gael-Linn Records, Poirt an Phiobaire, in 1983. After rejecting the chance to join Moving Hearts in the early 1980s, Keenan's musical career went into abeyance. However, in the 1990s he relocated to the U.S., rediscovered his musical talents and issued Na Keen Affair in 1997. He subsequently struck up a musical relationship with the London-born, Kerry-based guitarist Tommy O'Sullivan.
Together, the pair issued The Long Grazing Acre in 2001. Keenan and O'Sullivan continue to tour regularly and widely. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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