Homegrown Friday Five: David Keenan, Maria Kelly, A Smyth, It's Just Cat & The Cranberries

Homegrown Friday Five: David Keenan, Maria Kelly, A Smyth, It's Just Cat & The Cranberries

Five aural delights that showcase music from our island: four new tracks and one throwback from 20 years ago! To keep up with all the best in Irish music, check out Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor every Sunday at 8pm on Beat 102-103.

David Keenan

What Then?


David Keenan releases his second full-length album today on RubyWorks Records. ‘What Then?’ One of the finest lyricists around, the album includes the singles ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’ and ‘What Then Cried Jo Soap’

Maria Kelly

The Sum Of The In Between



The title track from Maria Kelly’s debut album (also out today) is a wonderful slice of dreamy folk. The rest of the album is just as good and well worth checking out!

A Smyth

Rain Boys


Rain Boys is the latest single to be taken from the former Vann Music frontman’s debut album. According to A Smyth it’s “a curtain closer and curtain opener of a song. It’s about friendships with big dreams that changed along the way and are now just moments frozen in time”

It’s Just Cat




'it's just Cat's single Ache (feat. Lauren Smith) is a fusion of electro pop vibes referencing influences like Cardi B and Childish Gambino but the track is stamped with an individuality and style all of its own.

Throwback: The Cranberries



The Cranberries fifth album ‘Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” was released 20 years ago next week, with ‘Analyse’ being the lead single. It’s never a bad time to revisit their back catalog!