John McKenna

John McKenna (January 6, 1880 – November 26, 1947) was an Irish-American musician originally from Tents, Tarmon, County Leitrim, midway between Drumkeeran and Drumshanbo. The area is a scenic mountainous area overlooking Lough Allen and the surrounding countryside.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 6, 1880, Died November 26, 1947

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: flute, tin whistle

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W106094 10-in. November 1925 Dillion jigs Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna ; Paddy Muldoon Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, flute, tin whistle  
Columbia W112552 10-in. approximately December 1930 Colonel Frazer John McKenna Flute solo, with piano instrumentalist, flute  
Columbia W112553 10-in. approximately December 1930 Kid on the mountain John McKenna Flute solo, with piano instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38953 10-in. 12/6/1934 Medley of polkas up and away Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38954 10-in. 11/6/1934 Colonel Roger's favorite ; Happy days of youth Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38955 10-in. 11/6/1934 Dever the dancer ; Connie's the soldier Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38956 10-in. 11/6/1934 Barn dance medley (The ballroom favorite) Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38957 10-in. 11/6/1934 The nights cap Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 38958 10-in. 11/6/1934 Lucky in love ; The bloom of youth Michael Gaffney ; John McKenna instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62176 10-in. 5/5/1937 The kiss behind the door ; Tripping to the well John McKenna ; Eddie Meehan instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62177 10-in. 5/5/1937 Lawson's favorite ; The sandlark John McKenna ; Eddie Meehan instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62178 10-in. 5/5/1937 Bride Morley's reels John McKenna ; Eddie Meehan instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 62179 10-in. 5/5/1937 Cook in the kitchen ; Mist on the meadows John McKenna ; Eddie Meehan instrumentalist, flute  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McKenna, John," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111897.

McKenna, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111897.

"McKenna, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111897

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