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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 285,308 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Barney McKenna is the 1,287th most popular singer (up from 1,289th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 215th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 290k

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  • 46.08

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  • 15

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  • 3.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Barney McKenna ranks 1,287 out of 3,528Before him are Glykeria, Enzo Ghinazzi, Jello Biafra, Paloma San Basilio, Elena Paparizou, and Tina Weymouth. After him are Seo In-guk, Tetsuya Komuro, Kvitka Cisyk, Taos Amrouche, Lasse Berghagen, and Junior Wells.

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Among people born in 1939, Barney McKenna ranks 369Before him are Sushil Koirala, John Pilger, Hugh Masekela, David Ray Griffin, Alessandra Panaro, and Shu Kamo. After him are Fred Schepisi, Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mike Farrell, Boris Tishchenko, Tom Thabane, and Lido Vieri. Among people deceased in 2012, Barney McKenna ranks 281Before him are Ulu Grosbard, Fyodor Khitruk, Franz West, Ahmed Jabari, Norman Joseph Woodland, and Albert George Wilson. After him are Roland Moreno, Leila Denmark, Lennart Samuelsson, Kurt Maetzig, Emmanuel Scheffer, and J. Bernlef.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Barney McKenna ranks 213 out of 501Before him are Henry Kellett (1806), Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), Oliver Plunkett (1625), Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (1911), Alison Doody (1966), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964). After him are Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Joe Kelly (1913), Kathleen Antonelli (1921), Robert McClure (1807), and John Philip Holland (1840).

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 Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964). After him are Luke Kelly (1940), Damien Rice (1973), Andrea Corr (1974), Róisín Murphy (1973), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Niall Horan (1993), and Stephen Gately (1976).