Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

McKenna, John locked

  • Paul F. Wells


(b Tents, Tarmon, County Leitrim, Ireland, Jan 6, 1880; d New York, NY, Nov 26, 1947). American Traditional Irish flute player and recording artist. In the 1920s, when record companies began exploring and exploiting the markets of various immigrant communities, the Irish American market was dominated by fiddle players from County Sligo. Flutist John McKenna, an emigrant from neighboring County Leitrim, was virtually the only exponent of his instrument to have a significant impact....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.