Sharon McKenna Biography
I was born in Scotstown Co Monaghan.
My Family were all into Irish culture and traditional music! My Father Francis McKenna (Paddley) was all IRELAND champion Fiddle player. My Mother Roseanne sang at many concerts and parties, she passed away at a young age! All my family members sang or played an instrument, our house always echoed of music!
When I finished School, I joined a band in Ireland! We traveled almost every County in IRELAND! I recorded my first record with this band SHARON and the Green Forest! My Brother HUGH Was the drummer in this band!
In 1977 I came to USA to spend a Summer with my sister! At that time quite a lot of the irish musicians had emigrated here! I started doing some solo work and that’s how my career took off here! My brother joined me a year later and we had a band McKennas gold For many years! Tommy Goodwin and I teamed then and had a very successful Fifteen years till he passed away six years ago! I’m now spending my winter Season in Fl entertaining for the Winter And enjoy every moment of it!
I also have had the pleasure to be part of Gertrude Byrnes all Star irish Cruise’s And her weekends away! Very proud to be a part of the East Durham Irish Festival! Want to see you all here this Memorial Weekend!