Barney McKenna

1939 - 2012

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Bernard Noël "Banjo Barney" McKenna (16 December 1939 – 5 April 2012) was an Irish musician and a founding member of The Dubliners. He played the tenor banjo, violin, mandolin, and melodeon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barney McKenna has received more than 342,087 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Barney McKenna is the 1,220th most popular singer (up from 1,278th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 212th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 340k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Barney McKenna ranks 1,220 out of 4,381Before him are Bobby Helms, Tony Christie, Indira Radić, Chayanne, Eddy Wally, and Playboi Carti. After him are Roland Orzabal, Betty Curtis, Atsushi Sakurai, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Lhasa de Sela, and Carlos Vives.

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Among people born in 1939, Barney McKenna ranks 365Before him are László Kovács, Allen Garfield, Osvaldo Hurtado, Sumio Iijima, Alessandra Panaro, and Conny Andersson. After him are Günter Bernard, John Negroponte, Carolee Schneemann, Lido Vieri, Eugenio Dal Corso, and Bob James. Among people deceased in 2012, Barney McKenna ranks 273Before him are Roland Moreno, Félicien Marceau, Verghese Kurien, Ladislav Kuna, Jacques Dupin, and Ann Curtis. After him are Fyodor Khitruk, Victor Mees, Eric Sykes, Piermario Morosini, Kurt Maetzig, and Richard D. Zanuck.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Barney McKenna ranks 196 out of 549Before him are Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie (1815), Patrick Bergin (1951), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Steve Barron (1956), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), and Peter Woulfe (1727). After him are Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), Stephen Roche (1959), Nora Barnacle (1884), Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848), Alicia Boole Stott (1860), and Richard Todd (1919).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Barney McKenna ranks 5Before him are Enya (1961), Bob Geldof (1951), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), and Luke Kelly (1940). After him are Charlie McGettigan (1950), Stephen Gately (1976), Christy Moore (1945), Róisín Murphy (1973), Nicky Byrne (1978), Damien Rice (1973), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964).