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Obit: Jim McKenna - Scottish Singer/Songmaker

Scabby Douglas 10 Feb 11 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,martinjclova 11 Feb 11 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,Shonagh 15 Feb 11 - 05:55 PM
Ragman 18 Feb 11 - 07:02 PM
bruceCMR 23 Apr 11 - 06:28 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jim McKenna - Scottish Singer/Songmaker
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 09:03 PM

I have heard in the last few hours that Jim McKenna, stalwart of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire folk music scene passed away on Thursday 10th February 2011.

Jim was a songwright, singer, concert promoter, organiser.

He was passionate and outspoken about music and life itself.

I believe the funeral will be at Daldowie Crematorium on Tuesday 15th, at 12:00.

He'll be missed sorely.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim McKenna - Scottish Singer/Songmaker
From: GUEST,martinjclova
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 04:16 PM

Big Jim sang a Clova song one night at the session in the Uisge. The biggest compliment anyone could have given us. Cheers Jim, I never did tell you how much that meant.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim McKenna - Scottish Singer/Songmaker
From: GUEST,Shonagh
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 05:55 PM

Yes, Jim was a great man who made a wonderful contribution to the folk world in Scotland and encouraged many young people too.

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Subject: Obit: Jim McKenna RIP
From: Ragman
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 07:02 PM

I've just heard that Jim McKenna passed away very recently. Jim was a tremendous singer and interpreter of songs from all genres, and when he put his mind to it, a great songwriter too. He had been unwell for some time, but still appeared from time to time in the Uisge Beatha on Woodlands Road on Sunday evenings. A real fighter!

Here's a Youtube link to him singing Supermarket Wine in Glasgow in 2008.

I'll miss him. So will a lot of people... RIP

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim McKenna - Scottish Singer/Songmaker
From: bruceCMR
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 06:28 AM

The "CD of the Week" on Celtic Music Radio will be Jim McKenna's "Humourous Observations"

On Saturday 23rd April from 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 25th April from 6.00pm (UK time - GMT+1), you can hear our interview with Jim McKenna about his Humourous Observations CD which we are repeating as Album of the Week.

Jim McKenna, who died aged 70 on Thursday 10 February, was an extremely talented singer-songwriter from Lanarkshire with a wicked sense of humour, BIG heart and time for anyone.

The interview is also available on our Listen Again page on our site so you can enjoy "Big Jim's" thoughts on music and life in general.

Unfortunately, Humourous Observations is not commercially available, but you can hear tracks from the CD throughout the week on Celtic Music Radio and on The Morning Mix with Alex Jenkins and Homeward Bound with Bob McWilliam (Mon-Thurs) and Gordon Hotchkiss (Friday).

The programme was originally broadcast in November 2009.

1530kHz around Glasgow and online at

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