Exciting times for the John McKenna Society

The Festival is in full swing this weekend. Click here for festival details.

The long awaited release of 'The Music and Life of John McKenna:'The Buck from the Mountain' is upon us. Click here for launch details or purchase the double CD and book exclusively from our online shop.

Welcome also to our new website which we will be updating with festival stories, photos, news from the CD launches not to mention information about our music classes and various other activities.

 
 
Great reviews for The Music and Life of John McKenna:'The Buck from the Mountain'
'The Buck from the Mountain' is being most warmly received from different corners of the world. As well as great airplay and radio interviews.

 

The Music and Life of John McKenna:'The Buck from the Mountain'
This 2-CD release is the definitive collection of John McKenna’s music, and includes his complete corpus of 44 recordings, some of them extremely rare. Also included is a substantial illustrated book containing a full account of his life and times

 

The McKenna Festival 2014was a great success
This year saw the holding of the 19th annual John McKenna festival in Drumkeeran from June 5th – 8th incl The programme of events included competitions, concert, workshops and a céilí.

 

Festival 2014

Music Classes

Music Shop

This year sees the holding of the 19th annual John McKenna festival which takes place in Drumkeeran from June 5th – 8th incl The programme of events include competitions, concert, workshops and a ceili.The stand out event of the weekend is the launch of a double CD of the complete recordings made by John McKenna.
Our music classes have concluded until September. Many thanks to all of our students, tutors, committee members and parents who participated in the classes during the year. We look forward to welcoming all the students back in September. Enrollment dates will be announced here during August and a special webpage for the classes will also be launched.
The Music and Life of John McKenna: 'The Buck from the Mountain' and Joe 'Lacky' Gallagher: The Leitrim Cake are exclusively available now.