One pioneer of the timber flute launches the definitive story of another true pioneer of the timber flute in Drumkeeran on 7th June!!

Launch details

We would like to thank all organisers, contributors and participants who have helped make the launches a huge success. To date we have had hugely successful launches during the John McKenna Festival, Drumkeeran, Leitrim (launched by Matt Molloy) and also during the Willie Clancy Summer School (launched by Conal Ó Gráda). The remaining events are listed below as well as some photos from the John McKenna and Willie Clancy Festivals.

1. Joe Mooney Summer School: Wednesday 23-July-2014, Ramada Hotel, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, 7.30pm, Launched by Harry Bradley.

2. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland Fleadh: Saturday 16-August-2014, Southern Hotel, Sligo Town, 6pm.Launched by Catherine McEvoy.

3.The Cobblestone, Dublin: Friday 14-November-2014, The Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield, Dublin, 8pm. Launched by Neillidh Mulligan



Matt Molloy, Mrs Pamela Carrillo and Packie Mc Partlan at the Drumkeeran launch on 7th June,2014


The Willie Clancy Summer School launch with Seán Gilrane, Conal Ó Gráda and Packie McPartlan in foreground and Tina and Pat Duignan in backround!
Conal Ó Gráda launches 'The Buck' at the Willie Clancy Summer School!
John McKenna's great grand daughter Mrs Pamela Carrillo with McKenna's 1830s flute at the McKenna memorial in Leitrim!

Festival 2016

Music Classes

Music Shop

2016 sees the holding of the 21th annual John McKenna festival which will take place in Drumkeeran from June 10th – 12th 2016 incl The programme of events will include competitions, concert, workshops and much more.
Our music classes continue on Thursday nights. 

Information: info@johnmckenna.ie or 086 8569900
The Music and Life of John McKenna: 'The Buck from the Mountain' and Joe 'Lacky' Gallagher: The Leitrim Cake are exclusively available now.