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 202,063 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Barney McKenna is the 1,292nd most popular singer (down from 1,193rd in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 200th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 200k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Barney McKenna ranks 1,292 out of 3,541. Before him are Toshi, Grigory Leps, Ellen Winther, Enzo Ghinazzi, Jessica Simpson, and Dany Dauberson. After him are Imany, Andrew Ridgeley, Jenni Rivera, Ani Lorak, Andreas Scholl, and In-Grid.

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Among people born in 1939, Barney McKenna ranks 363Before him are Lol Mahamat Choua, Friedel Lutz, George F. R. Ellis, Ernesto Castano, Harry Reid, and Nur Misuari. After him are Artur Chilingarov, George M. Whitesides, Larry Linville, Cleve Moler, John Hopcroft, and Björn Engholm. Among people deceased in 2012, Barney McKenna ranks 312Before him are Jorge Illueca, Sergey Nikolsky, Phillip V. Tobias, Margaret Mahy, François Migault, and Valeri Vasiliev. After him are Jenni Rivera, Robert Hughes, Doc Watson, Eric Sykes, Frances Spence, and Slater Martin.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Barney McKenna ranks 215 out of 460. Before him are Patrick Bergin (1951), Michael Scott (1959), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), Graham Norton (1963), Liam Cosgrave (1920), and Willoughby Hamilton (1864). After him are Wolfe Tone (1763), Owen Moore (1886), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), Luke Kelly (1940), Stuart Townsend (1972), and Evanna Lynch (1991).

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 Damien Rice (1973). After him are Luke Kelly (1940), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Niall Horan (1993), Andrea Corr (1974), Nicky Byrne (1978), Róisín Murphy (1973), and Christy Moore (1945).