- 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....