Keelaghan certainly has the knack of writing songs. Admittedly, I do find some of his stuff gets too close to pop for my taste, the tunes too sweet, the words too repetitive ... and then he comes out with something like Kiri's Piano, or Abraham, or Glory Bound, all of which bring a lump to my throat, the last one in particular.
I remember a night at the Tonder Festival in Denmark when he did Follow Me Up To Carlow with incredible energy. The song's never been the same for me since! - Susanne