Joe Keegan is a singer, songwriter and musician from Manchester. Inﬂuenced by his background in Irish folk music, Joe brings folk-inspired songwriting and storytelling to a contemporary audience.
His debut EP Pick Myself Up was a real ﬂag in the sand moment for the 21 year old artist. Since its release in February 2018 it has accumulated over 35,000 streams on Spotify alone, as well as over 50,000 views across social media.
Joe’s latest single Wild Winds is his most heavily folk inﬂuenced yet. He wrote it whilst touring the west coast of Ireland with the Mayo Manchester Tradfest last summer, and is the ﬁrst of many singles to be released by Joe and the band this year.
After appearing on The Voice UK in 2014 Joe pursued a career in music and enrolled at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He formed the band that went into the studio with him to record the Pick Myself Up EP, featuring BBC 2 Folk Award and All-Ireland winning ﬁddle player Ciaran Algar.
The Weather Could Be Better is the opening song on the EP and really showcases how gifted Ciaran is as well as the rest of the band (Fraser Grant – bass, Dave Smith – drums, Tom Knight – lead guitar and Andrew Jones – keyboards).